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The  Essex  Antiquarian 

OF    ESSEX    COUNTY,  '^ 


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Volume  IX 




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Answers,  88,  143;  216,  47;  293,  48;  306,   95; 

307,  95;  314,  95;  4251 191 ;  438, 191;  442, 

Bank,  The  Land,  135. 

Bay  View  Cemetery,  Gloucester,  Inscrip- 
tions IN,  68. 
Berry  Notes,  25,  86. 
Bisco,  Elizabeth,  108. 
Bishop  Notes,  113. 
Blanchard  Genealogies,  26,  71. 
Blaney  Genealogy,  32. 
Blasdell  Genealogy,  49. 
Blunt  Genealogy,  110. 
Blyth  Genealogy,  112. 
Boardman  Genealogy,  145. 
Bodwell  Genealogy,  171. 
Bond  Genealogy,  177. 
Bridge,  The  Old,  161. 
Browne,  Richard,  Will  of,  160. 
Essex  County  Men  at  Martha's    Vineyard 

before  1700,  134. 
Gloucester  Inscriptions  : 

Ancient  Burying  Ground,  i. 

Bay  View  Cemetery,  68. 

Old  Cemetery  at  Lanesville,  106. 

Ancient  Cemetery,  West  Gloucester,  152. 
Hymns,  The  Old,  142. 
Inscriptions.     See  Gloucester  Inscriptions. 
Ipswich  Court  Records  and  Files,  43,  124. 
Ipswich  Town,  87. 
Jarrat,  John,  Will  of,  36. 

Jewett,  Mrs.  Ann,  Will  of,  159. 

Jewett,  Joseph,  Will  of,  113. 

Lambert,  Francis,  Will  of,  36. 

Lambert,  Jane,  Will  of,  67. 

Land  Bank,  The,  135. 

Lanesville,    Gloucester,     Inscriptions     in 

Old  Cemetery  at,  106. 
Martha's  Vineyard,  Essex  County  Men  at, 

before  1700,  134. 
New  Publications,  48,  95,  143,  192. 
Norfolk  County  Records,  Old,  137. 
Old  Norfolk  County  Records,  137. 
Parrot,  Francis,  Will  of,  66. 
Peabody,  Rev.  Oliver,  23. 
Peasley,  Joseph,  Will  of,  123. 
Perkins,  John,  Will  of,  45. 
Pike,  John,  sr.,  Will  of,  64. 
Piscataqua  Pioneers,  191. 
Queries,  442-444,  47;  445-448,   95;   449>  45°, 

143;  451,452,  191. 
RoGEus,  Rev.  Ezekiel,  Will  of,  104. 
Rogers  Rev.  Nathaniel,  Will  of,  65. 
Salem  Court  Records  and  Files,  61,  154. 
Salem  in  1700,  No.  18,  37. 
Salem  in  1700,  No.  19,  72. 
Salem  in  1700,  No.  20,  114. 
Salem  in  1700,  No.  21,  162. 
Smith,  James,  Will  of,  161. 
Soldiers  and  Sailors  of  the  Revolution, 

Suffolk  County  Deeds,  97. 



*'  Arise  ye  Dead,"  3. 

Babbidge,    Christopher,  House,  Salem,  77. 

Staircase  in,  76. 
Bank  Bill,  Ipswich,  97. 
Beside  the  River  in  Ipswich,  49. 
Bill,  Ipswich  Bank,  97. 
English,  Phillip,  House,  Salem,  145. 
Houses  in  Salem  : 

Christopher  Babbidge,  77. 

Philip  English,  145. 
Ipswich  Bank  Bill,  97. 
Ipswich,  Beside  the  River  in,  49. 

Map  of  Part  of  Salem  in  1700,  No.  18,  38. 
Map  of  Part  of  Salem  in  1700,  No.  19,  75. 
Map  of  Part  of  Salem  in  1700,  No.  20,  117. 
Map  OF  Part  of  Salem  in  1700,  No.  21,  164. 
Peabody,  Rev.  Oliver,  Portrait  of,  i. 
River  in  Ipswich,  Beside  the,  49. 
Salem  in  1700,  Map  of  Part  of,  No.  18,  38. 
Salem  in  1700,  Map  of  Part  of.  No.  19,  75. 
Salem  in  1700,  Map  of  Part  of.  No.  20,  117. 
Salem  in  1700,  Map  of  Part  of.  No.  21.  164. 
Staircase  in  Christopher    Babbidge    House, 
Salem,  76. 





The  Essex  Antiquarian. 

Vol.  IX. 

Salem,  Mass.,  January,  1905. 




The  ancient  burial-place  in  Gloucester, 
situated  near  the  railroad  station,  was 
used  very  early.  The  oldest  gravestone 
now  standing  and  decipherable  bears  date 
of  1 71 1.  The  following  are  all  the  in- 
scriptions to  be  found  there  bearing  dates 
prior  to  1800. 


TO  M'  THOMAS  & 
6      DAYS        DEC^      SEPr 

ye  22D  1728. 

Here  Lyeth  Buried  y®  Body 
of  M^  Ebenezer  Allen 
who     departed      this     Life 













AGED  20  YEARS  2  M«  &  -^^^ 
DEC^     AUG'^     Y«     — » 



Y«^      6  1724 

TO  M'-  JOSEPH  & 
DEC»    AUG'^     Y«  28'*^ 


Here       Lies        Buried 
The  Body  of 

Joseph  Allen  Esq^ 
who  Departed  this  Life 
April  y®  6*^  1750. 
In  the  69*^  Year 
of         his        Age. 

Joseph  Allen 

SON  OF  m"" 

Nathaniel   &  m"*^ 
Mary  Allen 


4          YEARS 

March     4*^ 


7        52. 

Joseph         Allen 

SON           OF            m'^ 
Nathaniel   &   m""^ 
Mary            Allen 



27         DAYS 

March   30*^ 


7        5         2. 

HERE      LIES  Y^       BODY 

OF  Joshua  Allen 
SON  OF  m'^  Nathaniel 
&  m""^  Mary  Allen 
died      april       18**" 

I  7  5  * 

AGED         8  MONTHS 

&  II  DAYS 




LYES        Y* 




DAU^  OF  m''  Nathaniel 
Allen  &  Mary  his  wife 

aged  4  MONTHS  & 
15  DAYS  died  august 



Mary  Allen 

daughter  of    m^ 


Mary       Allen 
WAS  born  march 

THE    29th    &    DIED 
APRIL  Ye  5th 


Here  lies  Buried 
the  Body  of  M" 
Mary  Allen 

the  wife  of  M'^ 
Nathaniel  Allen 
Died  June  the  4*^ 
1753.  Aged  29 
Year   and  9  Days. 

Here  lies  the  Body  of 
M'^^  Mary  Allen  wife 
of  M^  Benjamin  Allen 
who  Departed  this  Life 





Here  lyes  the  Body  of 
m'"  Mary  Allen,  the 
Vertuous  &  amiable  Wife 
of  Deacon  David  Allen; 
She  departed  this  Life 
Aug*  ye  29.  1765.  in  the 
43  Year  of  Her  Age. 
The  memory  of  y«  Juft  is  Bleffed. 

Here  lyeth  Buried  y®  Body 
of  M^"  Sarah  Allen 
the  wife  of  M'^  Ebenezer 
Allen  who  departed  this 
Life     Feb'^y     10^^     1765. 



the       27" 
of     her       Age. 


Here  lies  the  Remains  of 

M^^"  Sarah  Allen 

the   Vertuous   and   agreeable 

Confort  of  Cap*  Jacob  Allen 

who     Died    June    9*^    1772 

in  the  38*^  Year  of  her  Age 

My  Body  feels  Death  conquering  hand 
Is  summoned  to  the  Grave 
My  breath  Refigns  at  thy  command 
And  Christ  my  Life  will  Save. 

Here     lies     Interr'd     the 

Remains  of 
M'     .Zerubbable     Allen 
who    departed    this    Life 
February     y®     4*^      i749 
In  y®  47*^  Year  of  his  Age. 

In  Memory  of 

Anne  Maria  Babbit 

Dau^^  of  Doc*^  Thomas 

&  M^^  Mary  I.  Babbit, 

Born  June  10*^  1788 

died  Ocr  16**^ 

yE''  4  Months. 

Here  lies  the  Body  of 

Son  of  Cap*  JAMES  & 
Departed  this  Life 

A    u    g«*  1778 

d         4 



Here  lyes  y®  Body  of 
m'"  Hannah  Babson 
Widow  to  Cap* 

James  Babson; 
Who  Departed  this  Life 
November  the  26*^  i759, 
Aged        43        Years. 


to  the  Memory  of 

Cap*  James  Babson 

who  departed  this  Life 
Oct^  lo*^  i790> 

M^  49 

Here  lies  the  Body  of 

Dau'^  of  Cap*  JAMES  & 
Departed  this         Life 

O     c     t"^  1774 

Aged         4         Years 

Here  lies  Interred 

the  Body  of 

Miles     Barnes     of  Bojton^ 

Mafter  of  the  Ship  Induftry, 

who     departed     ^this      Life 

Together      with      all      said 

Ships    company    which   was 

wreck'd  on  Salt  Island  in  a 

Storm  on  the  1 1   of  January 


In  the  54  Year 

Of  his   age. 

Remember  man  you  are  but  duft. 

Here         Lyeth 
Buryed        the        Body 
of        Ro  ch         Be 


of     lu'^e     AD 
'  8**"  y"^  of  her 








i«'         1724/5 

IN     THE     39*^     YEAR 

OF      HIS      AGE 

Here  Lies 
Buried  the  Body  of 
M"  Mary  Bennet 
the  Wife  of  M'^ 
Stephen  Bennet  f  he 
Died  June 
1788  in  the 
year     of  her 






O   F 



ry  V® 

I    S 


8*^  1738, 

In  Memory  of 


wife  of 


Died  May  21" 


in  the  38*^  Year 

of  her  Age. 


to  the  Memory  of  the 

Rev.  Samuel  Chandler, 

Pastor  of  the  first  Church 

in  Gloucester, 

who  died  April  16 

1775.     M.  62. 

The  memory  of  the  just  is 



Memory  of 

Mrs.  Sarah  Burnham 

And  her  Children 

Samuel  Betsy  Samuel  Davis 

Aaron  and  Moses. 

Mrs.  Aaron  Burnham 

Endured  an  agonizing  sickness 

without  a  murmur,  and  closed  a 

well  spent  life  April  25,  18 14; 

JEt.  59. 

Remembrance  shall  her  story  tell, 
Affection  of  her  virtues  speak ^ 
With  beaming  eye  and  burning  cheek; 
Each  action  word  and  look  recall ^ 
The  last  the  lovliest  of  all. 
When  on  the  lap  of  death  she  lay 
Serenely  smiled  her  Soul  away^ 
And  left  surviving  friendships  breast 
Warm  with  the  sunset  of  her  rest. 

Samuel  died  Aug.  29,  1788; 
Aged  21  days. 

Betsy  died  May  30,  1 792 ; 
Aged  8  months  &  5  days. 

Samuel  Davis  died  Dec.  14,  1795; 
Ag&di  5  months  &  20  days. 

Aaron  died  at  sea  Dec.  8,  1805; 
Aged  23  years 

All  more  than  common  Menaces  an  end 
A  blaze  betokens  brevity  of  life. 

Moses  died  at  Plymouth  England 
Oct.  181 2;  Aged  26  years. 

Death  oppressed  thee  far  from  home; 
An  helpless  stranger  no  familiar  voice , 
No  pitying  eye,  cheered  thy  last  pangs. 


to  the  Memory  of 

Mifs  Betsey  Coffin 

Youngef  t  Dau*^ 

of  the  Hon^^®  Peter  Coffin  Efq'^ 

who  departed  this  Life 

Ocf^  27*^  1793 

Aged  29  Years. 

Be  it  Remembred 

that  here  lies  the  Body 

Of  the  Hon»'^«  Peter  Coffin  Efq'" 

who  died  Feb^^  14*^ 


Aged  72  Years. 

He  was  a  true  Patriot  a  Pacific  Magiftrate 
An  Examplarey  Chriltian  and  a  Friend  to 

Here  lies  Y®  Body  of 
m"  Hannah  Coit 
the  wife  of  Cap' 
Nathaniel  Coit 
Aged       89      Years 

y«  10*^  174  2/3 

to  the  Memory  of 
M^*  Polly  Collins 
the  amiable  confort  of 
CoP  Daniel  Collins, 
who  departed  this  Life 
March  the  19"^  ^793 
In  the  40*^  Year  of  her  age 

Here  lyes  y®  Body  of 
m'"^  Rebecca  Collins 
Confort  of  Cap*^ 
James  Collins, 
Who  departed  this  life 
Feby  y®  17'^  1770  Aged 
44  Years  i  Month  29!  D* 

AGED  3  YEARS  4 
MON*^«  &  23  DAYS  DEC^ 






I  7 


tThis  number  is  uncertain. 


DIED  DEC^  Y«  21*  A.  D. 





Sacred     to  the 

Mr.  JOHN 

who  departed 
July  21"  1793. 
year         of 

memory   of 


this      Life 

In  the  74'^ 

his        age. 

In  Memory  of 

the  virtuous  and 

Agreeable  Confort  of 


who  Departed  this  Life 

Nov'^  the  8*^  1778 

Aged  28  Years 

In  Memory  of 

MARY  DANE  Dau'  of 

M'^  WILLIAM  & 


Diedjan'-y  12*^  1779 

Aged  2  Years  &  17  Days 

DIED  APRIL  28'^^ 
I   7  4  I. 

DEC^       AUG^       Y«        20 

I  7  3 








DEC^^  OCTOBER  Y«  29 



O  F 

IN   Y«   52 



DEC*^  JULY  Y«  28  1732, 
IN  Y«  38*^  YEAR 

&9  MO 
APRIL  Y«  27 

I     7     3     I 





M'       MARK       & 


AGED    I     YEAR 

AUG     ST    28'*^ 

m'^  Ezekiel 
Day  Y®  third 


*  Broken. 



EzEKiEL  Day  Jun'' 


IN  Y«  48*^  YEAR 


In  memory  of 

Petsey  Amealy  Dexter 

dautr  of  Mr.  William 

&  Mrs  Betsey  Dexter 

died  Septr  12  1798 

^tat  I  year 

She  is  gone;  the  suffering  angel's  fled 
In  tomb'd,  her  ashes  with  the  silent  dead 
But  O  the  joyfuU  day  will  suetly  come 
When  we  shall  meet  again  &  meet  at  home 
Then  part  no  more  but  there  supreamly  bleft 
Live  &  enjoy  eternal  peace  &  reft. 


this  turf  lies  Buried 

the  mortal  remains  of 

William  Henry  DoUiver 

Son  of  William  & 

Elizabeth  DoUiver 

who  died  Nov'^  5  i794 

Aged  16  Months 

Short  was  his  life  to  Heaven  his  spirit s  fiown 
Rests  with  its  God,  ^^ finds  a  peaceful  home 

&        M" 

M^  WILL"" 

AGED  5 
&     3      D« 

DIED  JULY  io«^  1743 


AGED    37  YEARS    &    5     M« 

D  E  C^     F  E  B«Y 
I         7         3 

I  3 


Here  Lyes  y®  Body  of 

m"  Mary  Ellery, 

Wife  to  M'^ 

John  Stevens  Ellery, 

Who  departed  this  Life 

JSfov^r  ye  25tl>  1770 

Aged  21  Years. 

Here  lies  Buried  the 

Body  of  Cap* 

Nathaniel  Ellery 

who  Departed  this  Life 

May  the  30*^  1761 

In  the  78*^  Year 

of  his  Age. 

Here  Lies  Buried  y®  Body 
of  m'^^  Rachel  Ellery 
the  Virtuous  and  amiable 
Confort  of  m'^  Nathaniel 
Ellery  jun^  who  Departed 
this  Life  july  the  i 
1750.        In       the        19 

Year  of  her  Age. 
The  Memory  of  ye  Just  is  Blefsed. 



Here  lyes  Buried 

the  Body  of 

Cap*  WiLUAM  Ellery; 

Who  departed  this  Life 

Sepr  the  20*^  1 77 1 

Aged  78  Years. 

DECi^MAYy«  14*^^  1737 
IN  THE  69*^^  YEAR 

Here  Lyes  Buried 
the  Body  of  Cap* 
Elias  Elwell; 
Who  Departed  this  Life 
May  the  14*^  AnnoDom''* 
1752.      Aged   43   Years. 


tender  Remembrance 



Consort  of 


who  died  July  27*^  1784  : 

Aged  52. 

Her  faultless  heart  receives 

the  High  reward  of  an  unblemished 




This  stone  is  to  perpetuate 

the  memory  of 

Cap*  William  Fuller 

died  at  sea  1777. 



his  virtuous  consort 

M'^"  Mary  Fuller 

died  Aug^*  16*^  1804, 

JE.  62. 

m'"  Sarah 

Here  lies 
Buried  the  Body  of 

Daniel  Gibbs  Esq* 

who  Departed  this  Life 

March  the  21'* 


Aged  60 


Here  lies  Interred 

the  Body  of 

m"  Mary  Gibbs 

Widow  of 

Daniel  Gibbs 

who  departed  this  Life 

January  27*^  1769 

Aged  60  Years 

In  Memory  of 
Eliza  Gorham 

Dau'  of  M''  SOLOM°   & 

m'  Sarah  Gorham 

died  Aug^'^  29*^ 

1774  Aged  10  M** 

To  perpetuate  the 

memory  of 

Capt  Frederick  Oilman 

who  on  a  Journey 

for  the  recovery  of  his  health 

died  at  Reading 

on  the  19  of  may  1798 

j^tat.  33 

His  mortal  remains  were  thence  remov'd 
to  his  deserted  dome  and 

on  the  next  day 

were  in  solemn  Procefsion 

attended  by 

the  artillery  company  of  this  Town 

of  which  he  was 

their  much  refpected  commander 

the  Officers  of  the  3d  Regiment 

and  by  a  numerous  train  of 
sympathizing  Friends  &  Citizens 

the  tender  huf band  affectionat  Parent 

the  Benefactor  of  the  poor 
the  Generous  friend  &  patriotic  citizen 
were  confpicuous  traits 
in  his  character 

as  he  lived  Beloved  so  he  died 
greatly  Lamented 

Memento  Mori. 

Here  lies  the  Body  of 
Deacon  EL^^  GROVER; 
who   departed    this  Life 
Dec'    25*^    1795, 
in  the  86*^  Year  of  his  Age. 

As  he  lived  the  Chriftian, 

fo  he  died  in  the  Chriftian  faith 

in  a  good  old  Age.  full  of  Days 

and  fatiffied  with  Life. 

Hear  what  the  Voice  from  Heaven  proclaims 

For  all  the  pios  Dead; 

Sweet  is  the  Savor  of  their  Names ^ 

And f oft  their  fleeping  Bed. 

In   Memory   of 
Mr.  Solomon  Gorham 
who  died  Dec"^ 



/Etat    47. 

Daniel  Grover 
I     7     6     I* 


Here  lies  the  Remains  of 

M'"'  Mary  Grover 

Late  wife  to  M'^  Samuel 

Stevens,  which  Departed 

this  Life  June  the  i"'  1758 

In  the  82^  Year 

of  her  Age. 



Here  lies  Buried 

the  Body  of 


the  very  Agreeable  & 

virtuous  wife  of 


who  Departed  this  Life 

May  1 8*^  1786. 

Aged  73  Years. 


M'»         HANNAH  GYLES 

WIFE     TO      M'  SAMUEL 

GYLES          DEC^  Jan'^ 

Y«                6*^  1732/3 

IN         Y«         20*^  YEAR 

OF              HER  AGE 

Here  lyes  buried  in  the  duft  of  death 

not  to  rife  until  the  Heavens  be  no  more 

the  Body  of 

Cap*  William  Hales, 

who  departed  this  Life 

on  the  V'^  of  June  mdccxc 



Y®  12  1724 

IN      Y«       2X^       YEAR 

HERE     LYES     Y«      BODY 


DEC»       OctOBER       THE 

To'»»  172* 


OF  * 

In  Memory  of 


who  departed  this  Life, 

May  12*^  1792. 

Aged  46  Years. 

Death,  thou  haft  conquer'd  me, 
I  with  thy  Dart  am  flain, 

But  Chrijt  has  conquer'd  thee, 
And  I  fhall  rife  again. 

Here  lies  tm^  Body 
OF  m'^  Hannah  Hodgkin 
WIFE  TO  M.  Samuel 
Hodgkin  Aged  64 
Years  &  4  Months 
died  Sept^  1 6*** 


Here  lies  Buried 

the  Body  of 

Cap*  Robert  Honners 

who  departed  this 




Life  September  y 

Aged  53  Years. 

e  Mtb 

SON  OF  M'^  ANDREW  & 
AGED  16  MONTHS  & 
25   D»   DEC^   NOVR 




HERE     LYES    Y«     BODY 


th  IN 







Here  lies 

the  mortal  Remains 

Of  Mrs  Elizabeth  Hough ^ 

Confort  of 

Mr  Benjamin  K.  Hough, 

&  Second  Dau*'^  of  Mr.  David  Pluaier 

who  died  July  19 

Aged  JO  Years. 

The  greateft  Purity 
Attain'd  on  Earth  I  would  deny; 
Nor  Good  confefs,  in  name  or  thing 
But  Chrift  my  Lord  my  Life  my  King. 




Memory  of 

Mr  Richard  Foster  Hough 

who  died  June  8 


jEtat  19 

In  Memory  of 


Wife  of 


who  died  Feb'^y  3* 


In  the  53**  Year 

of  her  Age. 

In  Memory  of 


who  died  Jan'^  13*** 


in  the  73^  Year 

of  his  Age. 

Here  lies  buried 

the  Body  of 


Wife  to  M' 

Joseph  Jackson  Jun'^ 

who  departed  this  Life 

July  Y®  12'^  1766, 

Aged  22  Years. 

TTiis  stone  is  etectedy  to 

ferpetuate  the  memory  of 

Cap*  Job  Knights  who  was 

lost  at  Sea  iy86.  JSt.  jg 

&*  his  virtuos  consort 

M^*  Abigail  Knights, 

who  died  Feb,  j,  1803.     Mt,  j^, 

The  memory  of  the  just,  is  blefsed. 

Here  lies  buried 
The  Remains  of 

Wife  of 


who  departed  this  Life 

April  8*^  1777  in  the 

^^rd  Year  of  her  age 


To  the  memory  of 

Mrs  Martha  Locke 

Confort  of 

Mr  Joseph  Locke  ; 

who  departed  this  Life 

Nov"^  17.  1796. 

Aged  23  Years  &  6  months. 

For  earth  too  pure  the  pilgrim  Angel  flies 
To  bllfs  congenial  in  her  native  skies. 
Of  life  though  Youth  a  flattering  picture  drew 
She  sigh'd  and  bade  a  worthlefs  world  Adieu. | 
Torn  from  her  arms  her  Cherub  Infant  lies 
Like  a  fallen  flower  and  withering  fades  &  dies| 
By  angels  borne  it  speeds  to  Heaven,  &  there 
It  blooms  forever  fresh  forever  fair, 
Celestial  Saint  one  parting  tear  forgive 
While  not  for  You,  but  for  ourselves  we  grieve 

Alfo  Martha  Locke  their  dautr 
Died  Janry  22  1797.     M-  8  mons 

In  Memory  of 


Confort  of 


of  Bofton,  who  departed 

this  Life  April  4'^  1 789, 

in  the  81"*  Year 

of  her  Age. 

In  Memory  of 
Cornelius  Low 

son  of  M'  Nath^ 
&  M"  Eliz*h  Low 
Died  Sep'  Y«  f^ 
1767  Aged 

4   Months    &    I   D^^ 

In  Memory  of 
Eliza  Daughter  of 
David  &  Eliza  Low 
who  died  March  20. 
1794  aged  3  years 
8   ms.     &   22     days. 

In        Memory 





Died   Dec' 


Years  2 



M«  & 













Here  lies  Interr'd  the  Remains  of 

m'^  Elizabeth  Low  the  Virtuous 

&  Amiable  Confort  of  m'^  Nathaniel 

Low  who  died  Auq^^  ii*^  i77o« 

in  Y®  31"  Year  of  her  Age. 

While  fhe  lived  was  univerfally 

refpected  &  her  Death  much  lamented 

Blefsed  are  the  Dead 
who  die  in  the  Lord. 

HERE  lies  the  BODY  OF 

m'^^  Mary  Low  wife  of 
deacon  John  Low 
died  may  y®  3*^  1748 

■  St 


IN     THE       41' 

OF        HER 

Favour  is  deceitful  &  beauty  is 
Vain  but  a  woman  that  f  eareth 
the  Lord  she  shall  be  praised. 

In  Memory  of 
Ifaac  Low,  Son  of 
David  &  Eliza 
Low.  he  died 
Sep*  12,  1788 
aged      12.      days. 




John  Low  Efq' 


died  suddenly 

Nov"^  3.  1796 

JStat  68. 

While  pafsing  through  life  he  filled  several 
Important  offices  both  in  church  &  state 
The  duties  of  which  he  dischar'd  with 
Punctuality  exhibiting  the  true  Chnftian  the 
Warm  patriot  &  benevolent  Friend. 

Swift  was  his  flighty  <Sr»  short  his  road 
He  closed  his  eyes  <Sr*  saw  his  GoD. 

Here  Lies  the  Mortal  Remains 

of  M"  LUCY  LOW 


of  M'  JOHN  LOW  Jun' 

&  Eldeft  daughter 

of  DANIEL  ROGERS  Esq'^ 

who  departed  this  life 

February  7*^  1793. 

in  the  33*^  Year 

of  her  Age. 

The  fweet  Remembrance  of  the  Juft 
Shall  flourif h  when  They  Ueep  in  Duft 

This  Stone  is  erected 


repetuate  the  memories 

of  Mrs  Sarah  Low  the  agreable 

and  virtuous  confort 

of  John  Low  Efq"^ 

and  their  amiable  Dau*' 

Mifs  Mary  Low 

the  former  died 

Ocr  7  1775 

JEtat.  49. 

the  latter  Ocf  5  the  same  year 

jEtat  18 

and  were  Interd  on  the  same  day 

in  on  Grave. 

So  sleep  the  saints  and  ceafe  to  groan 
When  sin  (Sr»  death  have  done  their  worst 
Chrift  hath  a  glory  like  his  own 
Which  waits  to  clothe  their  waking  duft 

DEC»  JUNE  Y«  9 

1767     in     Y* 





to  the  memory  of 

Mrs.  Lydia  Mason 

Consort  of  Mr.  Thomas  Mason 

who  died  May  27,  1791. 

M\.  32. 

Fled  from  the  cares  and  toils  of  life  ^ 
No  more  a  mother y  no  viore  a  tender  wife^ 
Snatch"^ d  in  eternity s  unbounded  space 
Sinking  redeeming  love  and  matchless  grace. 




to  the  Memory  of 

widow  Hannah  M^Kean 

'I  who  died 

July  23,  1791  : 

JE.  71. 

TO  M^  WILLIAM  &  M"  ELIZ^h 
AGEDj      33-     YEARS      DEC» 

MARCH  ^, 




Here  lies  buried 

the  Body  of 

m"  Abigail  Parsons 

Wife  of  M'^ 

Solomon  Parsons 

who  died  Feb'^y  15*^  1741 

In  the  35*^  Year 

of  her  Age. 

Here  lyes  Buried 
the  Body  of  Eider 
Ebenezer  Parsons 

Who  departed  this  Life 


DecemT  Y''     19 
Aged         82 


Here  lies  buried 
the  Body  of  Deacon 
Isaac  Parsons 
Who  Departed  this  Life 
July  y*  5*^  1767 
In  the  54**^  Year 
of  his  Age 

WIFE         TO  ELDER 

MARCH    Y«     11*^    1732/3 
IN        Y®        79*^        YEAR 
OF         HER         AGE 

here  lies  buried 
the  body  of  m^* 
Jemima  Parsons 

WIFE  OF  Elder 
Ebenezer  Parsons 
dec°       April      25*^ 

1752  IN  Y®    66*^   YEAR 
OF     her       AGE 


OF        JuDETH  Parsons 


DEACON    William    Parsons 


Nov^  20*^  1753. 

AGED        19       YEARS. 

Here  lies  Buried 
the  Body  of 
Lucy  Parsons 
au'  of  m'^  Solomon 
GAIL  Parsons 
*  *^  1750 



DEC^^       OCBR         Y«         2^ 



HERE         LIES       BURIED 

Mary  Parsons  wife  of 
Deacon  William  Parsons 
WHO    departed     this     life 






aged        45  years. 

the  memory  of  the  Just  is  Blefsed. 



Here  lies  Buried 

the  Body  of 

Meriam  Parsons 

Dau'^  of  M^  Solomon 

&  M'^"  Abigail  Parsons 

died  April  25*^  1742 

Aged  10  Months 

PARSON  DECd  may 
ye  20th  1 722 

IN  Ye  47th  YEAR 

HERE  LIES  Y®  BODY  OF  m"" 

Nathaniel        Parsons 





I      7      f 

THE        31 
OF       HIS 






Here  lies  buried 
the  Remains  of  M"  SARAH  PARSONS 
the  agreeable  and  virtuous  Confort 
She  died  with  the  small  pox 
the  29*^  day  of  Jan'^  1779 
the     65*^    Year     of    her    Age. 

The  Righteous  hath  hope  in  their  Death 
And  their  expectation  Ihall  not  be  cut  of. 


Here  lies  buried 
the  Remains  of  that  Sincere  Christian, 
who  zealoully  supporting    the    character 
of  a  difciple  of  Jefus  Chrilt  through  the 
series     of      Life     departed      in      peace 
on   the   24th   of   March    1779  with     the 
animating    profpect     of     future     Glory, 

JE.  74 
Be  ye  followers  of  them  who  through  faith 
and  patience  inherit    the    promifes     for 
saith   the    spirit,    they     reft     from     their 
labor    and    their     works     follow     them 

here  lies  buried 
the  body  of  deacon 
William  Parsons 

who  departed  this  life 
July     y®     10^^      i755» 

AGED     55     YEARS. 

the  memory  of  the  Just  is  Blefsed. 

Here  lies  buried 
the  Body  of 
M"^*  Abigail  Pearce 
who  departed  this  Life 

July       V""       1766 

in      the      83  "^      Year 

of  her  Age. 


Memory   of 




died  June  19*^  1792. 

in  the  53**  Year 

of  her  age. 

In  Memory  of 



Son  of  DAVID 


died  Febry  loth  1799, 

Aged  4  Years. 

Peace  to  thy  dusty  Bed,  thou  lovly  sleeping  Clay, 
There  rest  thy  weary  Head  till  the  great  rising  Day 
Then  quit  thy  dark  abode  a  Cherub  blooming  bright 
To  love  and  serve  thy  Ood  In  Beatific  Light, 

In  Memory  of 


Dau'^  of  DAVID  & 


died  June  6**^  1778 

Aged  10  Months 

In  Memory  of 



died  Sep*  21^*  1798 

Aged  18  Months. 

Peace  to  thy  dusty  Bed^  thou  lovly  sleeping  Clay^ 
There  rest  thy  weary  Head  till  the  great  ridng  Day 
Then  quit  thy  dark  abode  a  C  herul  blooming  bright^ 
To  love  and  serve  Thy  God  in  beatific  Light. 

In  Memory  of 


Daughter  of  JAMES  & 


who  diedFebryiSthi  796 

Aged  15  Months. 

Here  lie  fweet  babes,  and 
Then  rife  unchanged  and 

In  Memory  of 


Daughter  of  JAMES  & 


who  diedjuly  27th  1784 

Aged  8  months. 

wait  th'  Almighty's  will 
be  young  Angels  f  till. 



Here  lies  Buried 

the  Body  of 


Wife  of  Cap* 


Died  11*^  Sep*  1777. 

Aged  32  Years. 

Elizabeth  Plumer 
DAU^  OF  Doct^ 

SaM^  &  M'^* 

Eliz*^^  Plumer 
DIED  march  29*^ 



In  Memory  of 

Confort   of 


who  departed  this  Life 

22*^  Sep*  in  the  Year 

of  our  Lord  1788, 

Aged  43  Years. 

Blefsed  are  the  dead  who  die  in  the  Lord. 

Here  lyes  Inter'd 

The  Remains  of 
Cap*  James  Pearson  ; 
who  departed  this  Life 

March  24*^  1789  . 

in  the  77*^  Year 

of  His  Age 

To  die  to  Live  how  happy  such  a  death 
To  die  to  live  in  Blifs  surpafsing  thought 
To  live  in  Blifs  to  all  Eternity. 

Here  lies  Buried  y®  Body  of 
M*^'  Elizabeth  Plumer 
the  Virtuous  &  amiable  Confort 
of  Docf  Samuel  Plumer 
whio  departed  this  Life 
July        y®  14*^        1760 

Aged  30  Years. 

To  the  Memory  of 
Major  James  Pearson 
who  died  October  14**^ 

AD  1793 

^tat.  4 1 . 

Beneath  this  turf  clad  Mound, 

a  Fathom  deep, 
Sunk  is  the  Bark  of  this  once 

Ventrous  Seaman, 
While  joyous,  to  the  Port  of  Heaven 

has  Sail'd, 
Spirit  conveye'd  by  Cherubic  legions 

Here  lyes  y®  Body  of 

y®  Widow  Mary  Perkins, 

y®  Amiable  Confort  of  Capt. 

Benjamin  Perkins  ; 

who  Departed  this  life 

March  y®  21" 


1759,  iny 
^  Year  of  Her  Age. 

Here  lies  the  Body  of 


Wife  of 


who  departed  this  Life 

the   11*^  Sep*   1 78 1 

Aged  40  Years  &  6  M** 


M^®     Hannah     Plumer 

THE       WIFE      OF      DOCt^ 

Samuell  Plumer 

DIED     Aug"**      I**      1752. 

IN        THE         21^*^         YEAR 

OF   HER   AGE. 

Here  lies  the  Body  of 

M''   Judith   Plumer 

wife  to  M^ 

David  Plumer 

who  Departed  this  Life 

March  the  10*^   1762 

Aged  24  Years. 


M^      Mary       Plumer 

THE      WIFE      OF       Doct^ 

Samuel         Plumer 
DIED    oct^    15*^    1749. 




Mary  Plumer 
dau^  of  doct^ 

SaM^        &  M" 

Mary      Plumer 

DIED  FEB^^  24 
AGED     5    MONTHS 


LYES     Y« 











&8M0  DIED  FEB« 


2»                   I 

7  I  7/18 


I  3 



Here  lies  buried 
the  Body  of 
M"^*  Lydia  Porter 
the  Virtuous  Wife  of 
M'  James  Porter 
who  Departed  this  Life 
4  N  o  v'^  1773. 
Aged  31         Years. 

Here  lyes  y®  Body  of 
m"^^  Abigail  Prince  Wife 
to  Cap*  John  Prince 
Who  departed  this 
Life,  Dec^"^  4*^  A.  D.  1744 
Aged    64   Years   &   9  M° 

Here  lies  Buried 

the  Body  of 

Cap*  John  Prince 

who  Departed  this 

Life  the  19*^  of  April 

I     7     6    .7 

In  the  92^  Year 

of  his  Age. 




♦Buried  in  the  ground. 

here  lies  y^  body  of 
m"  Abigail  Ray 
the  wife  of  doct^ 
Caleb  Ray  who 
DIED      sep"^     y®      2^ 







HER      AGE 







DECd    MARCH    Ye 



Ye       3 

I  St 





DECEMBER  Y«  4*^  1730 
IN  Y«  7*^  YEAR  OF  HIS  AGE 

Obedient  Son  &  Free  From  Strife 
At  GODs  Command  Resigns  his  Life 

HERE         LYES  Y* 


DEC^  AUGUST  le*'^ 
1736  IN  Y«  47*^ 
YEAR    OF     HIS     AGE. 

Ye  i6th         1711 

1743.  IN  THE  58*^ 
YEAR     OF     HER      AGE 



Here  lyes  the  Body  of 
^  lEL  Rogers,  Son 
NIEL  &  M'^ 
Eliza  *  Rogers 
Who  died  De  * 
1768.  Aged  I  Year 
5    Months   &    8     Days 

Here  lyes  the  Body  of 
M^*  Elizabeth  Rogers, 
the  virtuous  &  amiable  Confort 
of  M^  Daniel  Rogers, 
Who  departed  this  Life 
March  the  14*^  1769. 
Aged      29      Years. 

In  Memory  of 

George  Rogers  Son  of 

Daniel  Rogers  Efq"^ 

who  was  drowned 

July  4  1792 

Aged  6  Years  &  2  mon^ 

In  memory  of 
.     Rev.  JOHN  ROGERS  A.  M. 

Pastor  of  the  J^^  Church  in 
Gloucester  ; 
who  died  very  suddenly 
Oct.  4,  1782  : 
^t.  63. 
*'  The  memory  of  the  just  is  blessed.** 

Here  lyes  y^  Body  of 
M'"         Lucy        Rogers  the 

Virtuous  &  &  Amiable  Confort 
of  m'  Timothy  Rogers 
Who  Departed  this  Life 
April  28*^  Anno  Domi  1759,  ^  y* 


Year       of       Her       Age. 


Memory  of 

Nancy  Rogers 

Dau'  of  Mr.  John  Rogers 

who  died  March  29 


jEtat  s  Years. 


In  Memory  of 

Rachel  Rogers  Dau*' 

of  m'^  Daniel  &  m'^" 

Rachel   Rogers  who 

died  Aug.  19"  1771.     Aged 

7  Months  &  5  Days. 

In  Memory  of 

Rachel  Rogers, 

Dau*''  of  m'  Daniel  & 

m'^  Rachel  Rogers 

who  died  Oct.  y®  ii*'^ 

1773-     Aged  i  Year 

8  Months  &  20  Days. 

Beneath  this  Turf 

lies  Buried 

All  that  was  once  mortal 

Of  the  amiable 

Mtfs  Susan  Rogers 

who  died  Jan'^y  16  : 


JEtat  21  Years. 

Thus  early  by  her  Heavenly  Father  was 
She  recall' d  from  this  World  of  Woe  with 
Him  to  receive  the  reward  of  ye  Virtuous. 
A  Blefsed  Immortality. 

^Friends  murmur  noty  what  ever  is  is  right 
Blefsed  with  her  GOD  she  dwells  in  endlefs  light. 





lyes      Buried     y®     Body      of 
Susanna  Rogers, 

y     Virtuous      &    Amiable     Confort 
of         the  Rev*^        m"^         John 

Rogers  ;  Who  Departed 

this  Life  April  20^"^  Anno  Dom^^  1746 
in      y®     23*    Year    of      Her      Age. 

In  Chrift  my  Life  lies  hid  &  when  he  who  is  my  life  Ihall 
appear  then  Ihall  I  appear  with  him  in  Glory. 

Here  lyes  y®  Body 
of  Sufanna  Rogers 
Daug*"^  of  f  Rev*  M"^ 
John  Rogers  &  M" 
Sufanna  his  Wife ; 
Who  Died  May  5*^ 
1746   Aged  17  Days 



Here  lyes  Buried 
the  Body  of  Cap* 
Timothy  Rogers  ; 
Who  departed  this 
Life  June  22^  1766. 
Aged  45  Years. 

•ffn  /lftemoci3  of 

Hannah  Rowe, 

Daughter  of  John 

&  Esther  Rowe : 

who  departed  this  Life 

Auguft  25*^  A,  D.  1794, 

Aged  19  Months  &  15  Days. 

Let  this  be  the  parental  consolation^ 

as  her  Soul  was  spotlefs  as  purity; 

its  flight  was 


*  Saunders 

ife    to 
HOMAS  Saunders, 
ho  Departed  this  Life 
February  Y®  12'^  1767. 
in  the  90*^  Year 
of  her  Age. 

THE  17*^  1742, 
IN  THE  30*^  YEAR 
ON         HIS  AGE. 

Here  lyes  y®  Body 
of  Jofeph  Sanders 
fon  of  M'  Thomas 
&  M"  Judeth  Sanders 

Died  April 
Aged       25 




Here      lies       Buried 

the  Body  of 

Cap*  Joseph  Sanders 

who  departed  this  Life 

December  y«  23*  77(5/ 

Aged  25  Years. 

Here  lies  buried 
M"  Judith  Saunders 

the  Wife  to 

Cap*  Thomas  Saunders 

who  departed  this  Life 

Auguft  Y®  30**^  1770 

in  the  60  Year 

of  her  Age 

Beneath  this  sod 

Is  deposited  all  that  was  mortal 

Of  Mrs  Lucy  Saunders 

wife  of 

The  Hon^^®  Thomas  Saunders.  Efq'^ 

Eldeft  Dau*'  of  Rev^  D'^  Thomas  Smith 

of  Portland 

She  died  June  5*^ 


In  the  48  year  of  her  age 

LIFE  JULY  THE  17**^ 
1742.  IN  THE  67*^ 
YEAR   OF    HER    AGE. 

Here  lies  buried 

the  Body  of 


who  Departed  this  Life 

Oct^  24*^  1774 

Aged  70  Years. 

♦Broken.     "Abigail   Saunders"   is  the   name 
on  the  footstone. 

Here  lies  Buried 

the  Body  of  the  Hon'^^® 

Thomas  Saunders  Efq'^ 

Who  departed  this  Life 

January  the  10*^^  i774 

in  the  45*^  Year  of  his  Age 



In  Memory  of 




who  died  Dec'^  18*^  178 1 

in  her  67*^  Year 

of  her  Age. 


ye  27**^  1747 

IN  THE  27*^  YEAR 
OF        HIS       AGE. 

DEC^    FEBRUARY   Y«     28'^^ 
1724  IN  Y«  65 

YEAR      OF       HER       AGE 

In  Memory  of 

Nathaniel  fon  of  Cap* 

Nathaniel  Sargent  &  M^ 

Abigail  his  wife  who  died 

April  5***  1786  Aged  5  years 


M"        MARY       SARGENT 


1724  IN  Y®         44 

YEAR      OF      HIS       AGE 

Y«  iST  1746. 

HERE    LYES    Y«    BODY     OF 

M"^         JAMES         SAWYER 

WHO        DEPARTED        THIS 

LIFE     JULY     Y«      16*^     1746 

IN  Y«  3i«*  YEAR  OF  HIS  AGE 

allfo  Deborah  Sawyer  Daur  of  Mr 
James  &  Mrs  Deborah  Sawyer  Aged 
4Years  &  8  mo  Died  July  ye  1 7th  1 846. 

DEC^  APRIL  Y«  11**^  1741 
IN  THE  64*^  YEAR 
OF         HIS        AGE 




AGED       67        YEARS         DEC» 

JULY     Y«      I  3*^      I     7      3      4 

She  was  to  Us  i'  th'  Days  of  her  sweet  Life 
A  tender  Mother  and  a  golden  Wife; 
But  now  She's  gone  unto  a  Place  of  Rest : 
God's  Will  in  Life  or  Death  is  always  best. 
Us  left  in  Time  for  her  to  mourn  and  cry 
God  grant  that  wee  may  all  get  good  thereby 

Here  lyes  Buried 
The  Body  of  Elder 
James  Sayword 
who  Died  February 
the  13*^  1736/7 
In  the  68**»  Year 
of      His     Age. 

Here  lies  the  Body  of 
M"^  Daniei,  Smith 
who  departed  this  Life 







years       9 





In  Memory  of 

that  Wvorihv  good  man 


who  deceased  Jan^  9*** 

1789.  in  the  67*^  Year 

of  his  age. 

The  fvveet  Remembrance  of  the  Juf  t 
Shall  flourifh  when  they  f  leep  in  duf  t 



Y«  BODY  OF  M'^ 
DEC»  OCT»  Y®  3^^ 

Here  lyes  y®  Body  of 
m"  Mary  Smith  y®  Amiable 
Confort  of  M^  Alexander 
Smith  ;  Who  Departed  this 
life  Sepr  12**^  1759,  ill  t 
24**^     Year     of     Her     Age. 

In  Memory  of 


Daur  of  SARGENT 


died  23d  Sept 

Aged  5  Weeks 

Here  lay  f  weet  babes  & 
Then  rife  unchang'd  & 

In  Memory  of 


Son  of  SARGENT 


died    nth  June   1782. 

Aged  1 2  Months 

&  21  Days. 

wait  the  almighty's  will 
be  young  Angels  still. 

In  memory  of 

Mifs  Sally  Smith 

the  very  amiable  virtuous 

and  only  Dau*'^ 

of  Cap*  John  Smith  J"^ 

who  departed  this  Life 

Feb''y  20  1795 

MXzX  19. 

Here  lies  Buried 

the  Body  of 


late  of  Falmouth 

who  Died  at  Gloucester 

on  the  10*^  Day  of  Feb'^ 


^tatis  40. 

Man  at  his  beft  eftate  is  altogether  Vanity, 
Abi  vive  Deo. 


DEC»        JULY         Y«         20 

I  7  3  I 

M"    ElIZ*>^ 


In  Memory  of 

m'^  Polly  Somes,  Confort 

of  m'^  John  Somes  ; 

who  departed  this  Life 

Sep^  the  i8*»^  1778. 

Aged  25  Years. 

In  memory  of 

Cap*  Samuel  Somes 

who  departed  this  Life 

March  27    1797 

Aged  41  Years. 

In  Memory  of 


Wife  of 


who  died  Feb'^y  jq*^ 


Aged  55  Years. 

Here  lyes  y®  Body  of 
M"  Elizabe**^  Stacey 
Wife  to  M'  John 
Stacey  Who  Died 
Octob'  25*^  1733 
Aged        61        Years 

Here  lies  the  Body  of 

m'^^  Elizabeth  Stacy  ; 

Wife  of  Deacon 

Nymphas  Stacy 

Who  departed  this  Life 

Sep^  the  9*^  1768 

Aged  39  Years. 

Here  lyes  y®  Body  of 
M^^'  Hannah  Stacy 
Wife  to  Dea*'^"  Nymphas 
Stacy,  Who  Died 
May  y®  i"  1761  in  y® 
59**^  Year  of  Her  Age. 




In  Memory  of 
Mrs.  Hannah  Stagey 
Relict  of 
Mr.  John  Stacey, 
who  died  July  8*^  1771 
^t.  39. 
declined  beneath  this  humble  Turf 
Sacred  the  dear  Remains  we  trust 
Till  the  great  Refurrection  trump 
Reanimate  and  raise  the  just. 

Here  lyes  Buried 
y«  Body  of  M'^ 
John  Sta  ge  y; 
Who  Died  Feb^'y 
22^  1732,  in  y®  67*^ 
Year    of    His  Age. 

In  Memory  of 

Betsey  Stevens 

Dau^  ofW  Zaghariah 

&  M'^^  Betsy  Stevens 

who  died  June  12,  1795 

Aged  I  Year  &  9  M** 

Here  lies  buried 

the  Body  of 


Wife  of 


Died  Aug«*  18**^  1778 

in  the  65*^  Year 

of  her  Age. 

Here  lies  Buried  the  Body 
of  m'^  John  Stacy 
who    Departed    this    Life 

July        13 

6    Months 






Universally  respected  while  Living 
And  his  Death  as  much  Lamented. 

Here  lies  y®  Body  of 

John  Stacy 

son  of  M'  John  & 

M^^  Hannah  Stacy 

Died  Dec''  J7«*  1768 

Aged  1 1  Years  &  4  M^ 


Lies  the  Mortal  Remains 

of  M^^s  ELIZABETH  STEVENS,  who  was 

firff  married  to  Coll  JOHN  GORHAM  1732 

and  after  his  deceafe  1751,  was  married 
to  Coll  JOHN  STEVENS  1755  and  died 
on  the  25th  Day  of  Decemt)er  1786, 
in  the  73  Year  of  her  Age. 
She  Supported  this  Life  the  Chriftian  Character, 
and  moved  in  the  Various  Circles 
of  Domeftic  Life  with  Honour  &  Dignity. 
The  Affectionate  Wife 
The  Tender  Mother 
The  Exemplary  Widow 
And  the  Pious  Friend. 
Write,  Blefsed  are  the  dead  who  die  in  the  Lord . 

In  Memory  of 
Mary  Stacy  Dau*' 
of  M'^  Nymphas  & 
M"  Hannah  Stacy 
Who  Died  Feb"-  21" 
1760  Aged  19  Years. 

In  Memory  of 

Deac^  Nymphas  Stacy. 

who  died  Nov''  14*^ 

Aged  75  Years. 


SON  TO  M'-  JOHN  & 
AGED  3  YEARS  3  M«> 
&     21     DAYES     DEC» 




Here  lyes  y®  Body  of 
Philemon  Stacy  Son 
of  M*^  Nymphas  & 
M'^  Hannah  Stacy 
Who  Died  Octo^'^  4*^ 
1742  Aged  lo  Years 

Lies  the  Mortal  Remains 
of  Coll  JOHN  STEVENS 
who  died  April  13th  1779, 
Aged  72  Years, 
In  whofe  Character  was  united 
The  Firm  Patriot 
The  Ufeful  Citizen 
The  Exemplary  Chriftian 
The  Affectionate  Hufband 
The  Tender  Parent.     Social  Friend 
And  Honeft  Man. 

In  memory  of 

Mrs.  Mary  Stevens 

who  died  March  27*^ 

♦Buried  in  the  ground. 



Here  lies  Buried 
the  Body  of  M" 
Rachel  Stevens 
the  wife  of  M"^ 
John  Stevens 
Died  July  the  22*^ 
1753.  in  the  42** 
Year  of  her  Age. 

Here  lies  the  Remains  of 

M"^  Samuel  Stevens 

who  Departed  this  Life 

November  the  16*^  1756 

In  the  92^  Year 

of  his  Age. 

In  Memory  of 

John  Tucker  firfi  son  of 

cap*  loHN  &  Mrs  Elizabeth  Tucker 

he  died  Ocr  i«* 

^tat  3  Years. 

alfo  of  lohn  their  second  son 

who  on  the  29*^  oi  Sep^  1796 

In  Latitude  35  &  Longitude  d^ 

made  his  watery  grave. 

In  the  16  year  of  his  age 

On  his  homeward  pafsage 

from  the  west  Indies. 

May  they  now  toil  ^^  danger*  d^er 
Caft  anchor  on  the  Heavenly  shore 

Here  lies  Interr'd  the  Remains  of 

M'  William  Stevens  Jun' 

the  amiable  Son  of  William 

Stevens  Esq"^  &  Elizabeth  his  wife 

who  departed  this  Life  Septem"^  271*^ 

1763,     In  the  26*^  Year  of  his  Age. 

Univerfally  refpected  while  Living  and 
his  Death  as  much  Lamented. 

Here  lie  the  Remains  of 
M^^  Jeremiah  Vass  ; 

Who  departed  this  life 
Octob''  the  ii*°  1770  in  Y® 

61"  Year  of  His  Age. 

Here  lyes  Buried 

the  Remains  of 

William  Stevens  Efq' 

Who  departed  this  Life 

May  10***  1767,  in  y® 

55**»  Yearof  His  Age. 

Here  lies  Buried 

the  Body  of 

m"  Abigail  Tarbox 

Widdow  of 
M'  Joseph   Tarbox 
who  Departed  this  Life 

Aug"*  jst  lyyi^ 

Aged  68  Years. 

THE    BODY   OF   M"^ 

William  Tucker 

DEC»  SEpT  Y«   3O 


IN  ye  3 3D   YEAR 

Sacred  to  the  Memory 

of  Bofton  Merch*  youngeft  son  of 

Elder  PHILEMON  WARNER,  being 

on  a  Vifit  here  for  the  Recovery  of  his 

Health  he  departed  this  Life  May  27 ; 

1781     ^«3i. 

He  was  a  Gentleman  of  moft  engaging 

Manners  of  strict  integrity  &  undifcembled 

Virtue.     A  tender  Hulband,  an  affectionate 

Parent  &  sincere  Friend.     He  lived  much 

beloved  &  died  greatly  lamented. 

In  the  midft  of  life  we  are  in  Death 

Boaft  not  thyfelf  of  tomorrow  for  thou 

knowef  t  not  what  a  Day  may  bring  forth. 

BORN  AUGT  3D  1735. 
DIED     SEPtr      ye       4th 


AGED       10       YEARS 

DEC^   ocr»    Y« 

I  7  3 





To  the  Memory 

cf  M"  MARY  WARNER, 

the  virtuous  &  amiable  Coniort 


who  departed  this  Life 

December  ii**^  1784. 

Aged  77  Years. 


DEC^MAY  THE  6*^  1741 
IN  THE  66*^  YEAR 

Betcy  West 
dieJ  July  30*^ 

Aged  2  Months 

Within  this  s^ave  here  lies  a  babe 
The  object  of  is  parents  love 
When  struck  by  cruel  death  it  made 
Their  souls  the  senfe  of  sorrow  prove 

Here  lyes  buried  the 

Body  of  m'^^  Abigail 

White  the  late  pious 

confort  of  the  Rev^  m"" 

John  White  who  died 

Y«  10*^  of  Dec'  1748. 

in  the  71^'''  Year  of 

Her  Age. 

Here  lies  buried  the  Body 

of  M'^ 

Philemon  Warner  Jun' 

who  departed  this  Life 

June  Y«4*^  1766 

in  the  39**^  Year 

of  his  Age. 

Here  reft  in  hope  of  a  glorious  Refurrection, 

the  Remains  of  Elder  PHILEMON  WARNER, 

who  for  many  Years  difcharged  with  Fidelity 

to  the  Public  &  Reputation  to  himfelf ,  Several 

important  Offices,  both  in  Church  &  State. 

Induftry  &  Fidelity  in  his  Calling,  Honefty 

&  Integrity  in  his  Dealings,  Sincerity  in  his 

Profefsion,  &  Humility  in  his  Deportment,  were 

the  Ornaments  of  his  Life;  &  the  Doctrines 

of^the  Gofpel  which  he  firmly  believed,  &  on 

which  alone  his  Hope  was  founded  were  his 

Support  in  Death.     He  was  born  Jany  7th  1698. 

&  died  April  14th  1778.     ^s  81. 

In  faith  he  lived,  in  Duft  he  lies; 
But  faith  forefees  that  Duft  fhall  rife, 
When  Jefus  with  almighty  Word 
Calls  his  Dead  Saints  to  meet  their  Lord 

Here  lies  the  Remains  of  the 

zealous,  faithful  and  excellent  DIVINE 

the  Rev.  Mr.  JOHN  WHITE,  who  died 

*       Jan.  16,  1760,  in  the  83^^  year  of 

his  Age  &  58*^  of  his  Ministry. 

To  Zhn  Xpietoe  To  Oxnein  Kepaoe* 

Here  lyes 

Y«         Body 

Who    departed 
at    Sea  in    his 


of         Cap* 

Warner  ; 

this     Life 

return   from 

Cape  Breton  Nov*''^  5**^  Anno 
Doni'^^  1745  Aged  45  Years. 

In  Memory  of 

George  Whittemore 

•  Son  of  m'  Samuel 

and  m'^^  Margaret 

Whittemore  ;  who  died 

March  17*^  1771-     Aged 

24  Years  &  4  Months. 

Here  lies  the  Body  of 
m"  Margaret  Whittemore 
the  Virtuous  &  amiable  Confort 


this       Life 

1773,    in    y® 

Her      Age. 

of  m'^  Samuel 
Who  departed 
Feb^'y    the    25, 



Year      of 

The  memory  of  the  Juft  is  Blefsed. 

In  Memory  of 

Samuel   Whittemore 

an  Infant,  Son  of 

M'^  Samuel  &  m^^ 

Margaret  Whittemore 

who  ^xt^June  18*^  1758. 

*  *•  The  to  live  Christ,  the  to  die  gain." — Phil. 
1 :  21. 



Sarah  Winflow 

Daugh*"^    of 

Jofeph  &  Sarah 

Winflow,      Dec** 

jly  9*^  1723,  Aged 

about  I  Year. 

Here  Lyes  Buried  the 
Body  of  M'^* 

Abigail  Witham 

The  Wife  of  m^  THOMAS 
WITHAM  Dyed  February 

the  25**^  1744/5- 
In  y®  73^  Year  of  her  Age. 

In  Memory  o 

M"^  Moses  Witham 

who  died  april  18 


Aged  20  Years 

&  7   M«« 

Here  Lyes  Buried 
The  BODY  of  M« 
Aged  69  Years  10  M« 
Dec^  Aug*  Y«  18* 
17  3  6. 

In  Memory  of 

Cap*  Zebulon  Witham 

who  died  June  22 

Aged  86  Years 

&  5  months. 

Here  lies  buried  the  Body  of 
M"  Elizabeth  Woodward 
the  Pious  &  Virtuous  Confort  of 
Deacon  Ezekiel  Wood-ward 
who  departed  this  Life 
Octo.         the         1 8*  1766 

Aged  64  Years. 












who  departed  this  Life 
Jan^y    y«    16*^   1743/4 

Here  lies  buried  the  Body 

of  M"^ 

Ezekiel    Woodward    Jun' 

who  departed  this  Life 

Sep*  the  2^  iy66 

Aged  35  Years. 

Here  lies  Buried 
the  Body  of  Deacon 
Ezekiel  Woodward  ; 
Who  departed  this  Life 
September  y ®  4*^  1 7  7 1 , 




In  Memory  of 
M'^  JOHN   WOODWARD ;  the  amiable 
&  virtuous  Son  of 
&  M"  AB  * 




1718  &  IN  Y« 

yeare  of 


2  1718  IN  Y« 


HERE         LYES  Y® 

MARCH  Y«  17 
&  IN  Y« 
OF         HIS 

*^  1717-18 
73     YEAR 



Mehitable  Berry  published  to  Thomas 
Touthwell  March  25,  1792. 

Sarah  Berry  (born  in  Middleton)  pub- 
lished to  Moses  Preston  Nov.  4,  1785. 
— Danve7's  town  records. 





In  1646,  the  general  court  passed  an 
act  to  encourage  attempts  to  win  the 
Indians  within  the  territory  of  the  colony 
to  Christianity.  Rev.  John  Eliot,  then 
pastor  of  the  church  in  Roxbury,  entered 
heartily  into  the  matter,  and  became  im- 
mediately a  missionary  to  the  aborigines. 
He  was  then  forty-one  years  of  age. 

He  preached  to  the  Indians  first  at 
Nonantum,  a  part  of  Newton,  but  he 
soon  found  the  place  too  near  the  white 
men,  some  of  whom  exerted  a  pernicious 
influence  upon  them. 

In  1650,  with  the  sanction  of  the  gen- 
eral court,  Mr.  Eliot  secured  a  grant  of 
six  thousand  acres  of  land  from  the  town 
of  Dedham  to  the  praying  Indians,  as 
they  were  called,  and  the  next  year  the 
grantees  removed  to  the  new  location, 
which  subsequently  became  the  town  of 
Natick,  the  place  occupied  by  the 
Indians  being  what  is  now  South  Natick. 
One  public  building  was  constructed  for 
a  schoolhouse,  meeting-house,  etc.,  and 
an  apartment  for  Mr.  Eliot. 

He  learned  the  language  of  the  natives, 
and  translated  the  entire  Bible  into  their 
tongue.  The  New  Testament  was  pub- 
lished in  1 66 1,  and  the  Old  Testament 
subsequently.  He  has  ever  since  been 
known  as  "  The  Apostle  to  the  Indians." 
He  died  in  1690,  at  the  age  of  eighty- 

''  Since  the  death  of  Paul,"  said  Ed- 
ward Everett,  "  a  nobler,  truer,  and 
warmer  spirit  than  John  Eliot  never 
lived.  And  taking  the  state  of  the  coun- 
try, the  narrowness  of  the  means,  the 
rudeness  of  the  age,  into  consideration, 
the  history  of  the  Christian  church  does 
not  contain  an  example  of  resolute,  un- 
tiring, successful  labor,  superior  to  that  of 
translating  the  entire  scriptures  into  the 
language  of  the  native  tribes  of  Massa- 

The  severe  treatment  of  the  Indians  by 
the  colonial  authorities,  especially  during 
King  Philip's  war,  caused  them  to  distrust 
the  white  men,  though  their  faith  in  Eliot 
never  waned. 

The  successor  of  Mr.  Eliot  as  pastor 
was  one  of  themselves,  Daniel  Tahawam- 
pait;  but  a  white  man's  leadership  and 
example  were  lacking,  and  the  church 
grew  smaller  and  smaller  until  its  organi- 
zation failed. 

The  Board  of  Commissioners  for  Prop- 
agating the  Gospel  in  New  England  was 
anxious  to  revive  the  work  that  under  the 
ministrations  of  Eliot  had  been  productive 
of  so  much  good.  But  it  was  difficult  to 
secure  a  person  fit  to  undertake  the  task. 
Eleven  candidates  had  declined  the  mis- 
sion. The  reason  was  that  the  French 
were  stirring  up  the  Indians  to  commence 
hostilities  against  the  English,  and  a  war 
was  imminent.  The  twelfth  man,  Oliver 
Peabody,  of  Boxford,  accepted. 

He  was  son  of  William  and  Hannah 
(Hale)  Peabody,  and  was  born  in  Box- 
ford  May  7,  1698.  The  house  in  which 
he  was  born  stood  a  few  yards  from  the 
present  residence  of  Rev.  Albert  B.  Pea- 
body in  the  eastern  part  of  the  town. 
His  father  died  when  Oliver  was  less  than 
two  years  old,  he  being  the  youngest  of 
eight  children.  His  mother  reared  him 
righteously,  and  he  grew  up  pure  minded 
and  zealous  to  be  a  man  of  worth  and  to 
accomplish  something.  But  his  know- 
ledge of  the  world  was  meagre ;  and  in 
the  forest  around  his  early  home,  with  the 
companionship  of  a  true  and  devoted 
mother  and  excellent  elder  brothers  and 
sisters,  he  grew  into  a  thoughtful,  earnest 
young  man.  What  suggestions  of  strength 
and  opportunity  are  found,  what  longings 
are  discovered  and  developed  among  the 
hills,  streams  and  forests  ! 

Oliver's  uncle,  John  Peabody,  was  the 
first  schoolmaster  of  the  town,  and  the 
succeeding  masters  lived  in  the  neighbor- 
hood. From  his  mother  and  these  teach- 
ers he  must  have  received  the  instruction 
sufficient  to  enable  him  to  enter  Harvard 
college,  from  which  he  graduated  in 
1 7  2 1 ,  six  years  having  elapsed  apparent- 
ly between  his  matriculation  and  gradu- 
ation. He  was  the  first  college  graduate 
of  the  Peabody  family  and  the  town  of 



He  accepted  the  invitation  of  the 
Board  of  Commissioners  for  Propagating 
the  Gospel  in  New  England  to  become  a 
missionary  among  the  aborigines,  not 
knowing  to  how  dangerous  a  place  nor 
how  far  he  would  be  sent.  His  field  was 
the  wilderness.  He  was  ordained  a  mis- 
sionary to  the  Indians,  and  was  immedi- 
ately sent  to  Natick  to  revive  the  work  of 
Eliot  that  had  so  deteriorated  since  his 
death.  He  preached  at  Natick  for  the 
first  time  Aug.  6,  1721,  when  there  were 
but  two  white  families  in  the  town. 

After  preaching  there  for  eight  years, 
in  1729,  a  church  was  gathered,  consist- 
ing of  three  Indians  and  five  whites,  and 
he  was  formally  ordained  its  pastor. 
Twenty- two  persons  were  added  to  the 
church  the  first  year. 

He  not  only  preached  the  gospel,  but 
led  the  Indians  to  abandon  savage  modes 
of  living,  to  make  improvements  in  hus- 
bandry, to  turn  from  drunkenness  to  so- 
briety, to  cultivate  good  manners,  and  to 
read  and  write  as  well  as  to  speak  and 
understand  the  English  language.  He 
lived  to  see  many  of  the  aboriginal  fam- 
ilies enjoying  comfortable  homes,  culti- 
vated fields  and  flourishing  orchards.  He 
ever  sought  their  best  good. 

Though  naturally  of  a  slender  and  del- 
icate constitution,  he  went  on  a  mission 
to  the  Mohegan  tribe  of  Indians,  but  the 
fatigues  he  endured  so  impaired  his  health 
that  it  was  never  fully  restored.  He  lived 
several  years  after,  but  at  length  fell  into 
a  decline. 

During  his  ministry  one  hundred  and 
ninety-one  Indians  and  four  hundred  and 
twenty- two  English  were  baptized.  Thir- 
ty-five Indians  and  one  hundred  and 
thirty  whites  were  admitted  to  his 

In  his  last  sickness  the  Indians  ex- 
pressed great  anxiety  for  his  health  and 
happiness,  and  tendered  him  every  ser- 
vice within  their  power.  After  his  death 
sweetest  memories  of  him  remained  in 
their  minds,  and  they  mourned  for  him  as 
for  a  father.  He  fell  asleep  in  the  faith 
of  Christ,  on  Sunday,    Feb.   2,    1752,    at 

the  age  of  fifty-three,  immediately  after 
repeating  the  words,  "I  have  fought  a 
good  fight,  I  have  finished  my  course,  I 
have  kept  the  faith ;  henceforth  there  is 
laid  up  for  me  a  crown  of  righteousness, 
which  the  Lord,  the  righteous  judge,  will 
give  me  in  that  day."* 

A  monument,  erected  to  the  memory 
of  Mr.  Peabody  at  South  Natick,  bears  a 
Latin  inscription,  an  English  translation 
of  which  is  as  follows  : — 

**  Here  are  deposited  the  remains  of  the  rever- 
end Oliver  Peabody,  a  man  venerable  for  the 
faculties  of  his  mind  and  for  all  needful  learning. 
He  delighted  much  in  theological  investigations. 
He  discharged  the  pastoral  office  with  great  re- 
nown for  thirty  years ; — ministering  to  the  people 
of  Natick,  especially  to  the  aborigines,  in  the 
cause  of  sacred  learning.  He  was  a  model  in 
social  life.  In  benevolence  and  universality,  he 
was  pre-eminent.  In  the  firm  expectation  of  a 
future  retribution,  he  was  called  from  his  minis- 
try on  the  2d  of  February,  A.  D.  1752,  aged  54 
years. " 

Two  printed  sermons  of  Mr.  Peabody 
are  extant,  one  being  "  An  Artillery 
Election  Sermon,"  and  the  other  entitled, 
"The  Foundations,  Effects,  and  distin- 
guishing Properties  of  a  good  and  bad 
hope  of  Salvation,  with  Motives  to  excite 
all  to  labor  and  pray,  that  they  may  ob- 
tain a  well-grounded  hope,  and  some 
directions  how  to  obtain  it.  Considered 
in  a  sermon,  the  substance  of  which  was 
delivered  at  the  evening  lecture  at  the 
new  North  Church  in  Boston  on  Tues- 
day June  8,  1742." 

Mr.  Peabody  married  Hannah,  daugh- 
ter of  Rev.  Joseph  Baxter  of  Medfield,  a 
lady  distinguished  for  her  piety  and  good 
sense.  She  married,  after  Mr.  Peabody's 
death,  Dea.  John  Eliot  of  Boston  Nov.  2, 
1769.  The  children  of  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Peabody  were  as  follows  :  i.  Catharine, 
born  Feb.  27,  1723-4;  died,  unmarried, 
in  Boxford  Sept.  17,  1802  ;  2.  Oliver, 
born  Jan.  15,  1725-6  ;  graduated  at  Har- 
vard college  in  1745  ;  ordained  pastor 
of  the  First  church  in  Roxbury  Nov.  7, 
1750;  and  died,  unmarried,  May  29, 
1752,  at  the  age  of  twenty-six;  3.  Wil- 
liam, born  Feb.  20,  1727-8 ;  died,  unmar- 

*II  Timothy  iv:  7,  8. 



ried,  Jan.  13,  1767  ;  4.  Rebecca,  born 
June  13,  1730;  married  Dr.  William 
Deming  of  Needham  Dec.  20,  i759^ 
and  died  Jan.  18,  1822,  at  the  age  of 
ninety  one ;  5.  Mercy,  born  July  24, 
1732  ;  died,  unmarried,  Nov.  20,  1804  ; 
6.  Joseph,  born  Sept.  19,  i734;  died, 
unmarried,  at  Newbury,  N.  C.  ;  7.  Han- 
nah, born  March  12,  1736  ;  married  Rev. 
Elizur  Holyoke  of  Boxford  Nov.  13, 
1760 ;  and  died  Dec.  20,  1808,  at  the 
age  of  seventy- two ;  8.  Susanna,  born 
Sept.  6,  1739  ;  died  March  20,  1740  ;  9. 
Susanna,  born  March  lO,  1740;  died 
March  28,  1741  ;  10.  Elizabeth,  born 
April  6,  1742  ;  died  April  24,  1742  ;  11. 
Thomas,  born  Dec.  27,  17435  di^^  J^°- 
15,  1744;  12.  Sarah,  born  Sept.  23, 
1745;  married,  first,  Joseph  Eliot  of 
Boston ;  and,  second,  William  Brown  of 
Boston  ;  and  died  April  5,  1808. 

Several  of  the  children  lived  in  Boxford 
with  their  sister,  Mrs.  Holyoke,  at  the 
ancient  Holyoke  house,  which  was  built 
in  1759  by  Mr.  Holyoke's  father,  a 
wealthy  merchant  of  Boston,  brother  of 
Edward  Holyoke,  president  of  Harvard 
college.  Here  Rev.  Mr.  Holyoke  passed 
his  happy  pastorate  of  nearly  half  a  cen- 
tury. This  is  one  of  the  oldest  and  largest 
and  the  most  interesting  of  the  houses  of 
Boxford.  When  Mr.  French  bought  the 
estate,  nearly  forty  years  ago,  the  house 
was  greatly  out  of  repair,  and  Mrs.  M. 
L.  Emerson  wrote  of  it  shortly  after  that 
time,  as  follows  : — 

'  Neath   sheltering  elms    the     ancient    dwelling 

Where  several  highways  socially  clasp  hands; 
Its  general  air  speaks  of  the  *auld  lang  syne,' 
And  years  have  left  their  marks  in  many  a  line. 

The  moss-grown  shingles,  broken  and  decayed ; 
The  loosened  clapboards,  where  the  winds  have 

played ; 
The  shattered  window-panes,  the  door-stone  low, — 
All  tell  the  story  of  the  long  ago. 

Within,  what  tales  those  mouldering  walls   could 

If  they  could  break  their  silence'  mighty  spell, — 
Of  childhood,  age,  of  happiness  and  tears, 
Of  life  and  death  through  all  these  hundred  years ! 

Old  sunken  floors,  by  many  footsteps  worn ; 
Paper  once  gay,  but  mildewed  now  and  torn; 
The  embellished  doorways,  and  the  panelled  hall, 
The  generations  of  the  past  recall. 

Two  antique  portraits,  older  than  we  know, — 
Perchance  were  old  a  century  ago, — 
Hang  in  the  upper  hall ;  faint  shadows  they 
Of  faces  long  since  passed  from  earth  away. 

One  of  the  ancient  portraits  men- 
tioned in  the  above  lines  is  that  of  an  oil 
painting  of  Rev.  Oliver  Peabody,  having 
been  painted  about  1730.  The  picture 
is  about  a  yard  square.  It  descended  with 
the  title  of  the  house  from  Mrs.  Holyoke  to 
her  daughter  Hannah,  who  lived  here  and 
died,  unmarried,in  1865.  The  portrait  con- 
tinued to  hang  in  the  upper  hall,  and  when 
the  estate  passed  to  Mr.  French  the  paint- 
ing was  permitted  to  remain.  There  it 
hangs  today  as  it  has  hung  for  nearly  a 
century  and  a  half. 

The  painting  is  valuable  aside  from  be- 
ing the  portrait  of  Rev.  Oliver  Peabody. 
It  is  the  picture  of  the  earliest  Peabody 
-and  the  earliest  Boxford  person  that 
exists  to-day ;  and  reveals  in  a  pleasing 
manner  the  character,  culture  and  at- 
tractiveness of  the  man.  It  also  shows 
the  style  of  dress  of  that  period  better 
and  more  completely  than  any  old  paint- 
ing known  to  the  writer. 

The  frontispiece  of  this  number  of  the 
Antiquarian  is  from  a  photograph  of  the 

—  -     • — 


Joseph  Berry  married  Hannah  Millet 
July—,  1791  (published  July  9,  1791)- 
—  Gloucester  town  records. 

Onan  Berry,  mariner,  lived  in  Glouces- 
ter, 1 786-1 797,  and  in  Newburyport, 
1 798-1 799;  married  Lydia  Stanwood 
Jan.  29,  1786,  in  Gloucester;  and  she 
was  his  wife  in  1799.  Children:  Lydia 
born  in  Gloucester  Sept.  6,  1789;  Sally 
Crowell,  born  in  Gloucester  Aug.  19, 
1791 ;  Onan,  born  in  Gloucester  Aug.  3, 
1793  ;  Jennett,  born  in  Newburyport  Oct. 
^^  1799. — Registry  of  deeds,  Gloucester 
town  records  and  Newburyport  town 




Thomas  Blanchard*,  the  ancestor  of 
the  principal  Blanchard  family  in  New 
England,  probably  came  from  Andover, 
England.  He  sailed  in  the  ship  Jonathan 
of  London,  from  London  to  Boston,  in 
1639,  with  his  children,  his  wife,  and  her 
mother  and  the  latter's  niece.  His  chil- 
dren and  his  wife  and  her  mother  were 
sick  on  the  voyage,  and  his  wife  died  on 
the  ship.  Her  mother  lived  until  the 
ship  came  to  anchor  in  Boston  harbor, 
when  she  died.  The  following  deposi- 
tion Is  very  interesting  in  this  con- 
nection : — 

The  teftimonie  of  vs  Inhabitants  now  of  New- 
burie  whofe  names  are  here  vnder  written,  who 
about  thirteen  yeares  palt  came  ouer  in  a  f  hip  called 
the  Jonathan  of  london  with  Thomas  Blanchard 
now  of  Charleftowne,  at  what  time  his  wife  dyed 
in  the  f  hip  hee  was  conceiued  to  be  very  poore  and 
in  greate  neceffity  by  reafon  of  his  wiues  and  his 
childrens  fickneffe,  that  the  paffengers  made  a 
gathering  for  him  in  the  f  hippe  to  helpe  to  put  his 
child  to  nurfe  his  wiues  mother  alfo  being  ficke  all 
the  while  wee  were  at  fea  and  wee  knew  no  other 
man  that  looked  to  her  but  Thomas  Blanchard, 
but  there  was  a  maide  which  was  her  neece  tend- 
ed her 

ffurther  I  Anthony  Somerby  teftifyes  that  about 
the  time  the  f hip  came  to  Anchor  in  Bofton  Har- 
bor the  woman  his  mother  in  law  dyed,  And 
Thomas  Blanchard  procured  to  cary  her  to  fhore 
to  be  buryed,  I  know  no  other  man  that  was 
about  it  but  hee 

ffurther  Nicholas  llnoyesll  teftifyes  that  old 
Goody  Bent  came  vp  from  Andeuor  to  London  in 
a  waggon  with  the  carryers,  And  Thomas  Blanch- 
ard tooke  care  of  her  and  her  goods  ffrom  Ande- 
uor to  the  fhip  and  fhe  was  with  Thomas  Blanch- 
ards  family  about  a  month  at  London,  and  that 
there  was  a  gathering  among  chriftians  in  eng- 
land  to  help  him  ouer. 

nicholas  noyes 
/  Anthony  Somerby 

taken  vpon  Oath  in  the  court  held  at  Ipfwich 
the  28th  of  (7)  1652.* 

Mr.  Blanchard  lived  first  in  Charles- 
town,  then,  from  1646  to  1650,  in  Brain- 
tree,  and  subsequently  in  Maiden.     He 

married,  first, ;   and,    second, 

widow  Agnes  (Bent)    Barnes.     She   died 
on  the  voyage  to  America  in  1639.     He 

married,  third,  Mary ;  and  died  May 

21,1654.  His  wife  Mary  survived  him,  and 

♦Essex  County  Court  Files,  book  2,  leaf  32. 

was  living  on  Noddle's  Island  in  1663. 
She  died,  his  widow,  before  3  (4)  1676, 
when  her  will  was  proved. 

Children :— * 

2 I.  George^,  born  in  1622;  lived  in  Med- 

ford;  m.,  first, Hills;  and,  sec- 
ond, Mary ;    he  d.  March  18, 

1699-1700,  having  had  a  large  fam- 

3_ii.  Thomas'-', b.  in  1625;  m.  Ann[Rolfe?]; 

he  d.  12  mo:  1650;  and  she  m.,  sec- 
ondly, Richard  Gardner  of  Wobum 
Oct.  18,  165 1. 

4 — III.  Samuel'^,  b.  Aug.  6,  i629.t  See  be- 
low (^). 

5 — IV.  Nathaniel^,  b.  in  1636;  lived  in 
Weymouth;  m.  Susanna  Bates  16: 
10:  1658;  he  d.  in  167-;  and  she 
m.,  secondly,  Thomas  Bass  in  1680. 

6 — V.  Joseph'',  t   b.  1639;   probably  d.    on 

the  voyage  to  America. 

Samuel  Blanchard^,  born  in  England 
Aug.  6,  1629.  He  was  a  husbandman, 
and  lived  in  Charlestown  until  about  1683, 
when  he  removed  to  Andover,  where  he 
afterward  lived.  He  owned  land  in  An- 
dover as  early  as  1662.  He  was  a  con- 
stable in  Charlestown  in  1657,  and  a 
selectman  in  Andover.  He  married,  first, 
Mary  Sweetser  3  (n),  1654-5,  who  was 
born  about  1637  ;  and  she  was  living  in 
1665.  He  married,  second,  HanHah 
Doggett  June  23,  1673  ;  and  died  in  An- 
dover April  22,  1707,  at  the  age  of  seven- 
ty-seven. His  wife  Hannah  survived  him, 
and  died  July  10,  1725,  at  the  age  of 
seventy-nine.  In  his  will  he  mentions 
"my  daughter  Dorithy  Storer  which  is 
my  grandchild," 

Children : — 
7 — I.          Samuel^,  d.  of  small  pox  in  1677-8. 
8 — n.        Joshua^,  b.  about  1661;  eldest  son  in 
1 704 ;  housewright ;  lived  in  Charles- 
town;   m.     first,    Elizabeth     , 

who  d.  July  15,  1688;  and,  second, 

Mehitable ,  who   d.  in  Maiden 

Jan.  10,  1742,  aged  seventy-six; 
and  he  d.  July  15,  17 16,  aged  fifty - 

*Dea.  John  Blanchard  of  Dunstable  is  stated  to 
be  a  son  of  Thomas  Blanchard  in  the  History  of 

tMiss  Charlotte  H.  Abbott  gives  the  date  of 
Samuel's  birth  and  the  name  of  Joseph. 



9 — III.        Jonathan^,  b.  about   1664.     See  be- 
loiv  (9). 

10 — IV.  8(dau.),  m.  Stratton  be- 
fore 1704. 

II — V.  Thomas-',  b.  April  28,  1674.  See  be- 
low {/^). 

12 — VI.  JoHN^,  b.  July  3,  1677;  lived  in  Bil- 
lerica;  m.  Mary  Crosby  Aug.  7, 
I70i;shed.  May  7,  1748;  he  d. 
April  10,  1750;  and  they  had 
twelve  children. 

13 — VII.  Samuel^,  b.  June  4,  1680.  See  be- 
low (ij)- 

14 — VIII.  Hannah^,  bapt.  2:8  mo:  1681,  in 
Charlestown;  m.  Stephen  Osgood 
May  24,  1699. 

Jonathan  Blanchard3,  bom  in  Charles- 
town  about  1664.  He  was  a  yeoman, 
and  lived  in  Andover.  He  married  Anne 
Lovejoy  of  Andover  May  26,  1685 ; 
and  she  died  Feb.  29,  1 723-4,  in  her 
sixty-fifth  year.  He  married,  second, 
Hannah,  widow  of  Timothy  Wyman  of 
Woburn  Feb.  i,  1725  ;  and  died  Oct.  19, 
1 742,  aged  seventy-eight. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 
15 — I.  Jonathan'*,  b.  Feb.  28,  1685-6;  yeo- 

man, bricklayer  and  housewright ; 
lived  in  Andover,  except  in  1 732, 
when  he  is  called  of  Woburn ;  m. 
Sarah  Paine  Nov.  1 1 ,  1 708 ;  he  d. 
Feb.  21,  1748-9;  his  wife  Sarah 
survived  him,  and  probably  m., 
secondly,  Capt.  William  Lovejoy 
Nov.  28,  1749.  She  d.  Oct.  9, 
1772,  aged  eighty- four.  Mr. 
Blanchard  probably  had  no  children. 
16 — II.  David*,  b.  June  8,  1687;  weaver; 
lived  in  Andover;  m.  Rebecca  Frost 
Aug.  10,  1725;  he  d.  in  Andover 
Oct.  13,  1732,  aged  forty-five;  his 
estate  was  appraised  at  ^^705,  8^., 
Sd. ;  his  wife  Rebecca  survived  him, 
and  m.,  secondly,  Isaac  Gray  of 
Tewksbur)'  Nov.  20,  1733.  Mr. 
Blanchard  had  no  children. 
17 — III.        Jacob'',   b.    Feb.    19,   1689;    mason; 

lived  in  Boston;   m.    Abigail  ; 

and  d.  in  or  before  1732,  leaving  a 
18 — IV.        Anne'*,  b.  April  6,  1691;  m.  Timothy 
Mooar  May  12,  1712;  and  d.  Dec. 
25,  1729. 
19 — V.         Benjamin"*,  b.  Feb.    14,    1693.     See 

below  (/9). 
20 — VI.        MarV*,  b.  Dec.  2,  1696;  probably  m. 
Thomas  Phelps  July  4,   1722;    and 
d.  before  1732. 

21— VII.       Stephen*,   b.    Jan.  8,    1730-2.     See 
below  (^/). 


Thomas  Blanchard3,  born  in  Charles- 
lestown,  April  28,  1674.  He  was  a  yeo- 
man and  cordwainer,  and  lived  in  Ando- 
dover.  He  married,  first.  Rose  Holmes 
of  Marshfield  March  22,  1698-9;  and 
she  died  in  Andover  Aug.  26,  17 14,  aged 
forty.  He  married,  second,  widow  Han- 
nah Gowing  of  Lynn  Sept.  21,  1715  ;  and 
she  died  July  10,  1725,  aged  seventy- 
nine.  He  married,  third,  Judith,  widow 
of  Zachary  Hills,  of  Maiden  Feb.  21, 
1725-6  ;  and  died  March  17,  1759,  aged 
eighty-four.  His  wife  Judith  survived 
him,  and  died  Dec.  i,  1767,  at  the  age  of 
ninety.  The  estate  of  Mr.  Blanchard  was 
valued  at  ;^299,  15J".,  2d. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  :  — 
22—1.  Thomas*,  b.  Jan.  15,  1700.      See  be- 

low {22). 
23 — II.        Joseph",  b.  Feb.  19,  1 701.    See  below 

24— III.  Isaac*,  b.  Sept.  20,  1702;  d.  Jan.  25, 
1722,  aged  nineteen. 

25 — IV.  JosiAH^  b.  Aug.  16,  1704.  See  be- 
low (^5). 

26 — V.  Elizabeths  b.  March  25,  1705-6; 
m.  William  Chandler  Nov.  22, 
1725;  she  d.  July  15,  1735;  and  he 
d.  April  15,  1 741. 

27— VI.  Hannah\  b.  May  6,  1708;  living  in 
1756,  perhaps  a  nurse  in  Boston. 

28— vii.  RoseS  b.  Jan.  12,  1709-10;  d.  Nov. 
22,  1724. 

29_viii.  Deborah'*,  b.  April  18,  1712  ;  m. 
Joseph  Abbott  Aug  12.  1731;  she 
d.  July  21,  1773;  and  he  d.  in  Wil- 
ton, N.  H.,  Aug.  23,  1787. 

30— IX.  LydiaS  b.  Aug.  22,  1 714;  probably 
m.  Jonathan  Holt  Feb.  10,  1735. 

31— X.  MehitableS  b.  Oct.  3,  1716;  living 
in  1756. 

32— XI.  Nathaniels  b.  Feb.  2,  171 8-9;  liv- 
ing in  1756,  when  he  was  the 
youngest  son. 

33— XII.  Isaac*,  b.  Oct.  9,  1723;  probably  d. 
before  1756. 

Samuel  Blanchard3,  born  in  Charles- 
town  June  4,  1680.  He  was  a  husband- 
man, and  lived  in  Andover.  He  married 
Sarah  Johnson  March  31,  1709  ;  and  died 
in  Andover  June  17,  i754,  aged  seventy- 



three.     She  survived  him,  and  died,  his 

willow,  in  Andover  Aug.  lo,  1769,  aged 


Children,  born  in  Andover: — 

34—1.  Sarah\  b.  May  9,   1712;  m.   Josiah 

Blanchard  (25)  Dec.  23,  1730. 

35—11.  Phebe*,  b.  May  29,  1715;  m.  James 
Brown  of  No.  2,  N.  H.,  yeoman, 
Dec.  5,  1734  ;  and  they  were  living 
at  No.  2  in  1754. 

36 — III.  Samuel*,  b.  Jan.  14,  1 716-7.  See 
beluw  {36). 

37— IV.  Hannah*,  b.  Oct.  7,  1719;  unmar- 
ried in  1754;  probably  m.  Isaac  Fox 
Oct.  I,  1755. 

Benjamin  Blanchard4,  born  in  Ando- 
ver Feb.  14,  1693.  He  was  a  husband- 
man, and  Hved  in  Andover  until  about 
1743,  when  he  removed  to  Dunstable. 
He  married  Mary  Abbott  Dec.  29,  1718  ; 
and  she  was  his  wife  in  1743. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 
38 — I.  Mary^  b.  Dec.  — ,   17 19;  probably 

m.  Edward  Taylor  Jan.    ii,  1743. 
39 — II.        Benjamin*,  b.  March  13,  1 720-1. 

40 — III.       *  (dau.),  b.  Nov.  22,  1722. 

41 — IV.       Jacob",  b.  May  11,  1723-4. 

42— V.        Joshua*,  b.  May  28,  1726. 

43 — VI.        JoNATHAN^   b.   Feb.  7,     1727-8;   d. 

Oct.  16,  1739. 
44 — VII.      Dorcas*,  b.  March  28,   1729-30;  d. 

Oct.  13,  1739. 
45— vni.     David*,  b.  Feb.  14,  1731-2;  d.  Oct. 

I9»  1739. 
46 — IX.       Elizabeth*,  b.  May  17,  1733-4. 
47— X.         Abiel*  (son),    b.  Sept.  25,  1737;  d. 

Oct.  15, 1739. 
48— XI.       David*,   b.   Feb.    19,    1739-40 ;   d. 

April  10,  1740. 
49— XII.      Abiel*   (son),  b.  Oct.    20,    1741;    d. 

Jan.  28,  1743. 


Stephen  Blanchard4,  born  at  Ando- 
ver Jan.  8,  1702-3.  He  was  a  yeoman, 
and  lived  in  the  West  parish  of  Andover. 
He  married  Deborah  Phelps  Aug.  10, 
1724  ;  and  died  in  Andover  Jan.  2,  1769, 
aged  sixty-six.  The  inventory  of  his  es- 
tate amounted  to  ^486,  i6j.,  ii^.,  2/. 
She  survived  him,  and  died,  his  widow,  in 
1777,  her  will,  dated  Dec.  20,  1775,  be- 
ing proved  May  6,  1777. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 

50 — I.  Deborah*,  b.  March  26,  1724-5;  m. 

Zebediah  Chandler,  jr.,  of  Andover 
June  19,  1750;  he  d.  July  30, 
1775;  and  she  d.  May  — ,  1799, 
aged  seventy-four. 

51— II.  Stephen*,  b.  Aug.  9,  1726.  See  be- 
low (5/). 

52— HI.  Mary*,  b.  June  4,  1728;  m.  Jacob 
Barker  Nov.  16,  1749;  and  d.  be- 
fore 1766. 

S3— IV.  Nathan^  b.  March  30,  1729-30. 
See  below  (jj) . 

54— V.  Dinah*,  b.  Dec.  28,  1731;  m.  Joseph 
Blanchard  (70)  Sept. — ,  1753. 

55— VI.        James*,  b.  Dec.    5,  1733.     -^^^  ^^^^^ 

56— VH.      Annis*,  b.  June  26,  1736 ;  d.  Oct.  15, 


57— vni.  Jonathan*,  b.  March  8,  1737-8;  liv- 
ing in  1775. 

58— IX.        David*,  b.  April  10,  1740.  See  below 


59— X.        Jacob",  b.  March  28,  1743;    d.  Nov. 

27,  1752. 


Thomas  Blanchard4,  born  in  Andover 
Jan.  15,  1700.  He  was  a  husbandman 
and  cordwainer,  and  lived  in  Andover. 
He  married  Elizabeth  Johnson  Oct.  7, 
1731;  and  died  in  Andover  Nov.  25, 
1779,  aged  seventy-nine.  His  wife  Eliz- 
abeth survived  him,  and  died  in  Andover 
April  22,  1783,  at  the  age  of  seventy- 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 
6a— I.         Elizabeth*,   b.   July  20,   1733;   ^' 
Oct,  8,  1733. 
Thomas",  b.  Jan.    20,   1734-5;   lived 
in    Andover;     m.     Priscilla     Russ 
Nov.    17,    1757;   and   d.  at    Lake 
George  Oct.  9,  1758,  at  the  age  of 
twenty-three,  childless;  she  m.,  sec- 
ondly, Ebenezer   Kand    Jan.     10, 
Timothy*,  b.  Sept.  26,  1737. 
Aaron*,  b.  July  27,  1740.     See  below 

Susanna*,  b.  March  19,  1742. 
Isaac*,  b.  Feb.  18,  1744-5;   d-    Dec. 

8,  1749. 
Lydia*,  b.  Jan.  30,   1747-8;  d.  Nov. 

28,  1749. 


Joseph  Blanchard4,  born  in  Andover 
Feb.  19,  1 70 1.  He  was  a  yeoman,  house- 
carpenter  and  wheelwright,  and  lived  in 
Andover  until  about  1759,  when  he  re- 
moved to  Tewksbury,  where  he  was  liv- 

61 — II. 

61 — III. 

63— IV. 

64 — V. 
65— VI. 

66 — VII. 



ing  in  1 77 1.  In  1772,  he  lived  in  Wil- 
mington, being  then  a  yeoman.  He  mar- 
ried, first,  Sarah  Abbott  April  4,  1722; 
and  she  died  in  Andover  Nov.  11,  1757, 
at  the  age  of  fifty-five.  He  married,  sec- 
ond, widow  Mary  Frost  of  Tewksbury 
(published  May — ,  1758). 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 
67—1.  Sarah^  b.  July   25,    1723;  d.  April 

15,  1729. 
68 — II.         Elizabeth%   b.   July    17,    1726;   d. 

March  29,  1728. 
69 — III.       Hannah",    b.    Oct.    8,     1728;     m. 
Stephen  Blanchard  (51)    May    19, 
70 — IV.        Joseph*,  b.  Feb.  9,  1 730-1.     See  be- 
low (70). 
71 — V.         Jeremiah^,  b.   June  — ,    1733.     *^^^ 

d/ow  (7/). 
72 — VI.        Daniel*,  b.  July  15,    1735.     See  be- 
low {72). 
73 — VII.       John*,  b.  July  19,    1737;   carpenter? 
lived  in  Dunstable,  and  removed  to 
Concord;  m.,    first,  Elenor  Stevens 
Feb.  5,  1761;   and,  second,  widow 
Hannah  Page  of  Dunstable;  he  d. 
in  1823,  aged  eighty-six. 
74 — VIII.     Phebe*,  b.  Nov.  3,    1741 ;   d.   Sept. 
29,  1749,  aged  seven. 

JosiAH  Blanchard4,  bom  in  Andover 
Aug.  16,  1704.  He  was  a  husbandman 
and  wheelwright,  and  lived  in  Andover. 
He  married  Sarah  Blanchard  (34)  Dec. 
23,  1730;  and  she  was  his  wife  in  1754. 
He  died  April  10,  1783,  aged  seventy- 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 
75 — L  Sarah*,  b.  Feb.  27,  1 731-2. 

76—11.        Abigail*,  b.  Sept.  23,  1734;  n).  Sam- 
uel Holt  Feb.   14,    1760;   lived  in 
Watertown,  Newton  and  Andover; 
and  died  in  1814,  aged  eighty. 
77 — III.       Elizabeth*,    b.    April   3,    1738;  d. 

Apiil  13,  1752. 
78 — IV.        Josiah",  b.  Oct.  10,  1740.    See  below 


79 — V.  Eunice*,  b.  Oct.  30,  1742;  perhaps 
m.  Peter  Johnson  Aug.  26,  1773. 

80 — VI.  Joshua*,  b.  Nov.  13,  1746;  moved  to 
Wilton,  N  H.,  in  1769;  m.  Eliza- 
beth Keyesin  1770;  and  was  living 
in  1782.  His  children  returned  to 
Andover.  He  was  ancestor  of  Rev. 
Amos  Blanchard. 

81 — VII.  Benjamin*,  b.  July  3,  1750;  lived  in 
Wilton,  N.  H.,;  and  d.  Nov.  28, 
1828,  aged  seventy-eight. 

82— VIII.  Samuel-^  b.  in  1754;  lived  in  Billeri- 
ca;  and  d.  Feb.  28,  18 12,  aged 
fifty-seven.  (From  records  of  Mrs. 
Clara  Kimball  of  Billerica.) 


Samuel  Blanchard4,  born  in  Andover 
Jan.  14,  1716-7.  He  was  a  husbandman, 
and  lived  in  Andover.  He  married  Ruth 
Tenney  of  Newbury  May  25,  1748. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 
83—1.  Ruth*,  b.  Aug.  18,  1751;   m.  Benja- 

min Tenney  of  HoUis,  N.  H.,  Jan. 
28,  1772. 
84 — II.        Samuel^,  b.  Nov.  7, 1753.     See  below 

85 — III.       Eunice",  b.  Aug.  12,  1755. 

86 — IV.       Solomon*,  b.    Feb.    26,    1756-7;   d. 

Jan.  21,  1759- 
87 — V.         Caleb*,  b.  March    18,  1760;  lived  in 

Dracut,  Mass.,  and  Antrim,  N.  H. ; 

m.  Lucy  Gould  of  Chelmsford  May 

— ,  1787. 
88 — VI.        Mary*,  b.  Feb.  4, 1762. 
89 — VII.      Solomon",  b.  Feb.  2,  1765;  d.  Dec. 

23,  1765. 
90 — VIII.      Joshua*,  b.  July  25,  1769;  probably 
settled  in  Antrim,  N.  H. 


Stephen  BlanchardS,  born  in  Andover 
Aug.  9,  1726.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  Andover.  He  married  Hannah 
Blanchard  (69)  May  19,  1748;  and  lived 
in  Andover  as  late  as  1767. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 
91 — I.  Stephen^,  b.  Jan.  4,  1748-9. 

92 — II.         Phineas^  b.  June  21,  1750. 
93 — III.       Hannah^,  b.  July  20,  1752. 
94 — IV.       Sarah'*,  b.  Feb.  27,  1754-5. 
95 — V.         Jacob^,  b.  June  22,  1758. 
96 — VI.        Mary^,  b.  Aug.  9,  1760. 
97 — vn.      Phebe^,  b.  Dec.  15,  1762. 
98 — VIII.    John®,  b.  Feb.  16,  1767. 

Nathan  BlanchardS,  born  in  Andover 
March  30,  1729-30.  He  lived  in  Ando- 
ver until  1763,  when  he  removed  to  Wil- 
ton, N.  H.  He  married  Bathsheba 
Abbot  July  2,  1752  ;  and  she  died  Dec. 
— ,  1784. 

Children:  — 
99 — I.         Bathsheba^,   b.  April   20,  1754,  in 

100 — II.      Moses",  b.  in  Wilton,  N.  H. 
loi — III.      Stephkn®,  b.  in  Wilton. 
102 — IV.      Lucy®,  b.  in  1776,  in  Wilton. 




James  BlanchardS,  born  in  Andover 
Dec.  5,  1733.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  Andover.  He  married,  first, 
Elizabeth  Pierce  May  16,  1758;  and, 
second,  Abigail  Smith  March  9,  1762. 
He  died  in  Andover  March  11,  1769,  at 
the  age  of  thirty-five.  His  estate  was 
valued  at  ;^ 5 10,  15^.  His  wife  Abigail 
survived  him,  and  married,  secondly, 
Joseph  Phelps  (published  Oct.  — ,  1772). 
Mr.  Phelps  died  in  Wilton,  N.  H.,  Oct. 
— ,  1778. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : 
103— I.         JAMES^  b.  Feb.  6,  1758-9;  d.  March 

I,  1759- 

104 — II.  Elizabeth*',  b.  March  21,  1760;  liv- 
ing in  1 774. 

105 — III.  James^  b.  March  16,  1763;  living  in 

106— IV.      Abner^,  b.  May  23,   1764;   d.   Feb. 

9,  1765. 
107— V.       Abigail^,  b.  April  7,  1766;  living  in 

1 781. 
108— VI.      ANNA^  b.  June  28,  1768;  d.  Jan.  26, 



David  BlanchardS,  born  in  Andover 
April  10,  1740.  He  was  a  husbandman, 
and  lived  in  Andover  as  late  as  1782.  He 
was  living  in  Wilton,  N.  H.,  in  1789.  He 
married  Margaret  Doliver  (of  Marble- 
head?)  Nov.  II,  1760. 

Children,  born  in  Andover : — 
109— I.        DAVID^  b.  March  19,  1762. 
no— II.      Nathan*,  bapt.  Sept.  12,  1763;   d. 

Aug.  7,  1770. 
Ill— III.     Peter    Dolliver»,    bapt.   June  16, 

112— IV.      Annis«,  bapt.  May  2,  1767;  m.  Rev. 
T.    Rideout    Sept.    28,   1784;  and 
lived  in  Bradford,  N.  H. 
113— V.       Deborah*,  bapt.  May  30,  1769. 
114— VI.      Nathan*,  bapt.  June  30,  1772;  prob- 
ably drowned  in  Connecticut  river 
at  Henniker,  N.  H.,Sept.  24,1806. 
IIS— VII.      Nehemiah*,  bapt.  Oct.  18,  1774. 
116— vni.    Chloe*,  bapt.  Oct.  17,  1776. 
117— IX.       Ralph*,  bapt.  July  6,  1780;  d.  Nov. 
21,  1782. 

Aaron  BlanchardS,  born  in  Andover 
July  27,  1740.  He  was  a  blacksmith, 
and  lived  in  Andover  as  late  as  1793.  He 
married,  first,  Nellie  Holt  Jan.  5, 
1762;    and    she    died    May     5,    1788,' 

aged   forty-four.      He    married,  second, 

Mehitable    (Mooar),    widow    of    Emery 

Chase,   Sept.  21,  1789;  and  she  was  his 

wife  in  1793. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 

118 — I.  Thomas*,  b.  Nov.  11,  1762;  yeoman 
and  blacksmith;  lived  in  Andover 
until  about  1 793,  when  he  removed 
to  Danville,  Vt. ;  m.  Lois  Burt 
March  12,  1782;  and  he  d.  Feb» 
II,  1836. 

119— II.  Mary*,  b.  Sept.  2,  1764;  d.  May  15, 
1786,  aged  twenty-one. 

120 — III.     Aaron*,  b.  Aug.  12,  1766. 

121— IV.  Susanna*,  b.  May  23,  1768;  d.  Sept. 
4,  1 775,  aged  seven. 

122— V.  Nelly*,  b.  April  20,  1770;  d.  Sept. 
26,  1775,  aged  five. 

123— VI.      John*,  b.  June  i,  1772. 

124— vii.    Lucy*,  b.  Feb.  12,  1774;  d.  Sept.  3, 


125— vni.  Elinor*,  bapt.  June  7, 1 776 ;  m.  Sam- 
uel Danforth  of  L}Tinfield  Aug.  21, 

126— IX.      Amos*,  b.   Sept.   i,    1777;    pub.   to 

Alice  Foster  of  Tewksbury  July  — , 

127— X.       Lucy*,  b.  June  10,  1780. 
128— XI.      Susanna*,  b.  June  18,  1782;  d.  Aug. 

20,  1783. 
129— XII.     Susanna*,  b.  March  20,  1784. 
130— XIII.  Mary*,  b.  March  17,  1786. 

Joseph  BlanceiardS,  born  in  Andover 
Feb.  9,  1730-1.  He  was  a  house-carpenter 
and  yeoman,  and  lived  in  Andover.  He 
married  Dinah  Blanchard  (54)  Sept.  — , 
1 753  ;  and  died  before  May  6,  1776,  when 
administration  was  granted  on  his  estate. 
She  survived  him,  and  married,  secondly^ 
Reuben  Abbot  of  Concord,  N.  H.,  Jan. 
12,  1786.  She  died  March  11,  1826, 
aged  ninety-four. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  :  — 
131— I.        Joseph*,  b.  May  20,  1754;    d.   Dec. 

3,  1758,  aged  four. 
132— II.  Joseph*,  b.  April  10,  1765;  probably 
settled  in  Lewiston,  Me.;  served  in 
Revolution,  enlisting  in  1780  for 
three  years;  m.  Hannah  Mooar 
Feb.  27,  1786. 
133— III.  John*,  b.  Feb.  20,  1768;  living  in 


Jeremiah  BlanchardS,  born  in  Ando- 
ver June  — ,  1733.  He  was  a  soldier  in 
the  French  war,  being  taken  prisoner  and 



escaping;     and,    also,    in     the     war    of 

the  Revolution.     He  lived   in    Andover, 

except  from   1761  to  1766   and  in  1781, 

when  he   lived   in    Wilton,    N.   H.     He 

married,  first,  Dorothy  Smith  of  Andover 

May  17,  1759;    and,   second,   Susannah 

Martin  (published  Aug. — ,   1769). 
Children : — 

134— I.        Jeremiah^,  b.  Oct.  10,  1759,  in  An- 

135 — II.       Peter^,  b.  Aug.  12,    1767,  in  Ando- 

136 — III.      Eber^   (son),  b.  Jan.    14,    1769,   in 

137 — IV.      Henry^  b.  July  25,  1773;  d.   before 
1 781. 

138 — V.       Sarah^,  b.  Nov.  13,  1774. 

139 — VI.      Dorothy^,  b.  Nov.  3,  1776. 

140— VII.    Judith^  b.  June  2,  1779. 

141 — VIII.  HENRY^  b.  Nov.  30,  1 781,  in  Wilton, 
N.  H. 

142 — IX.      JoHN^,  b.  Nov.  24,  1782. 

143 — X.       Hannah^  b.  March  27,  1785. 

144 — XI.      William^,  b.  Feb.  10,  1 788;  settled  in 
Canton,  N.  Y. 

145 — XII.     Aaron^,  b.  July  20,  1791. 

Daniel  Blanchard^,  born  in  Andover 
July  15,  1735.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
Crown  Point  expedition,  enlisting  Nov. 
17,  1755  ;  and  also  a  member  of  the  com- 
pany of  Capt.  Joshua  Holt,  when  he 
marched  to  the  Battle  of  Lexington  April 
19?  1775*  He  was  a  yeoman,  and  lived 
in  Andover.  He  married  Jerusha  Eaton 
of  Reading  Sept.  29,  1757;  and  was 
living  in  Andover  in  1772.  A  family 
record  says  that  he  died  in  the  army  of 
the  Revolution  in  1776. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 
146 — I.         Daniel^,  b.  Sept.  20,  1759;  a  soldier 

of  the  Revolution. 
147 — II.       Jerusha^  b.  June  24,  1761. 
148 — III.     IsAAC^   b.  Sept.  14,  1763;  a   soldier 

of  the  Revolution. 
149 — IV.      Amos^   bapt.  Feb.  2,    1766;    school- 
master in  Lynn ;  fine   penman,  and 
taught    penmanship  in   Exeter  and 
Andover  Phillips  academies;   also, 
musician;  d.  in^Lynn  May  25,  1842. 
150 — V.       Rebecca^,  bapt.  May  15,  1768. 
151 — VI.      LucY^  bapt.  Jan.  20,  1771. 
152 — VII.     Abiel^,  bapt.  March  28,  1773;  lived 
in    Wilton,    N.    H.,    m.   Hannah 

JosiAH  BlanchardS,  bom  in   Andover 
Oct.  10,  1740.     He  was   a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in   Andover.      He   married   Lydia 
Jenkins  (published  Sept.  — ,  1765)  ;  and 
died  April  30,  1790.     His  estate  was  in- 
solvent.    She  survived  him,  and  married, 
secondly,    Obadiah  Wood ;   and,  thirdly, 
Luther    Bailey.      She   died   in   Andover 
May  21,  18 19,  aged  seventy-two. 
Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 
153— I.         Lydia^   b.  Aug.    3,  1766;    probably 

m.  Benjamin  Shed   of   Tewksbury 

Feb.    23,     1796;    and   removed  to 

MUford,  N.  H. 
154 — II.       Hannah^,  b.  Oct.  19,  1769;  probably 

m.    Samuel    Oilman     Woodbridge 

May  29,  1794. 
155 — III.      JosiAH^  bapt.  Sept.   8,    1771;   aged 

eighteen  in  1790. 
156 — IV.      IsAAC^,  bapt.  Dec.  7, 1770;  d.  young, 
157 — V.       IsAAC^  bapt.  in  1779;  d.  young. 
158 — VI.      ISAAC^,  b.  in  1781 ;  aged  nine  in  1790. 
159 — VII.     Molly''",   bapt.   Feb.   6,  1783;  aged 

seven  in  1790. 
160 — VIII.   Samuel  Jenkins^,  b.  in  1786;  living 

in  1790. 

Samuel  BlanchardS,  born  in  Andover 
Nov.  7,  1753.  He  was  a  yeoman  and 
shipwright,  and  lived  in  Andover  until 
1797,  when  he  removed  to  Haverhill.  He 
married  Lucy  Ballard  (published  June  — , 
1775)  ;  and  he  was  drowned  in  Haver- 
hill May  24,  1807.     She  survived  him. 

Children : — 
161 — I.        Frederick^   b.  Dec.    14,  1775,  in 

162 — II.       LuCY^,  b.  June  6,  1777,  in  Andover. 
163 — III.     Samuel^,  b.  May  11,  1779,  in  Ando- 
164 — IV.      William^  b.  July  8,  1781,   in  An- 
165 — V.       Jedediah^  b.  Dec.  7,    1783,  in  An- 
dover; lived  in  Boston,  housewright, 
in  1807. 
166 — VI.      Charlotte®,  b.  Oct.  9,   1785,  in  An- 
167 — VII.     JOHN^  b.  March  17,  1787,  in  Ando- 
168 — VIII.   Joshua®,  b.  March  i,  1789,  in  Ando- 
169— IX.      Solomon®,   b.    April    23,    1791,   in 

Andover;  d.  April  12,  1796. 
170— X.       Hannah®,  b.  April  19,  1793,  in  An- 
171— XI.      Mary  Ballard®,  b.  Dec.  14,  I794» 
in  Andover. 



172— XII.  Timothy^,  b.  Nov.  17,  1795,  in  An- 

173 — XIII.  Solomon^,  b.  Dec.  4,  1798,  in  Hav- 
erhill; d.  Sept.  23,  1799. 

174 — XIV.  Leonard^,  b.  Sept.  5,  1800,  in  Hav- 
erhill; d.  Sept.  6,  1800. 


The  name  of  Blaney  is  also  spelled  in 
the  early  records  of  Essex  county  Blaner^ 
Blano  and  Blany.  The  head  of  the  fam- 
ily here  was 

John  Blaney',  born  about  1630.  He 
was  a  planter,  and  lived  in  Silera  as  early 
as  1659.  He  married,  first.  Miss  Hannah 
King  of  Lynn  alias  Salem  (being  that 
part  of  Lynn  which  is  now  Swampscott) 
July  11:  1660;  and  she  probably  died 
about  1676.  He  married,  second,  Eliza- 
beth, widow  of  Thomas  Purchase  of  Lynn 
Nov.  — ,  1678;  and  she  died  before 
1696.     He  was  living  as  late  as  1709. 

Children,  born  in  Salem  :  — 
2 — I.  John',  b.  May  5,  1 66 1.  Seebeliw{2). 

Danikl',  b.  3:  6  mo:  1664. 
Henry',  b.  15:  6:   1666. 
Hannah',   b.    Nov.    11,    1667;  m. 
Robert    Devereux   of  Marblehead, 
cordwainer,  before  1701.     He  was 
called  a  yeoman  in  1725. 
Joseph',  b.  Oct.  2,  1670.     See  be- 
low (6). 
Elizabeth',  b.   17:   6:    1673;  m-> 
first,  Jonathan  Felt  of  Salem,  an- 
chorsmith,  before  1701;  he  d.  in 
1702;  and   she   m.,   second,   John 
Taylor  of  Salem,  fisherman   (pub. 
July  15,  1710). 
Sarah',  m.  Robert  Buffum  Dec.  20, 

4— III 

5— IV, 

7— VI. 

8— VII. 

John  Blaney^  born  in  Salem  May  5, 
1 66 1 .  He  was  a  yeoman  and  cordwainer, 
and  lived  in  "  Salem,"  probably  in  that 
part  of  Lynn  which  is  now  Swampscott. 
He  was  a  Quaker,  and  married  Elizabeth 
Purchase  Dec.  20,  1683,  in  Marblehead. 
He  died  between  Dec.  29,  1723,  and 
Dec.  29,  1726. 

Children,  born  in  "  Salem  "  : 

9—1.  DANIEL^  b.    8:  30:   1684;  d.  young. 

10 — n.        John',  b.  6  mo:  i:  1686;  eldest  son 
in  1723;  husbandman,  slaughterer, 
cordwainer,  fisherman,  mariner  and 
innholder  (1732);  lived  in   Salem; 
^  m.    Katherine   Walker   of      Salem 

Nov.  20,   1 7 12;  and   was  living  in 


II — III.  Thomas^,  b.  3:  30:  1689.  See  be- 
low {//). 

12 — IV.  Sarah^,  m.  Benjamin  Pecks  (or,  Pix) 
of  Marblehead,  cordwainer,  before 
1723;  and  she  was  his  wife  in  1729. 

13 — V.  Elizabeth^,  b.  10:  25:  1692;  m. 
Walter  Phillips,  jr.,  of  Lynn  Jan. 
— ,  1 713-4;  and  she  was  his  wife  in 

14 — VL  Hannah^,  b.  i:  31:  1694-5:  m. 
John  Reed  of  Marblehead,  shore- 
man, June  13,  1721;  and  lived 
there  in  1728. 

15 — viL      Henry',  b.  6:  20:   1698.     See  below 

16 — VIII.  David8,  b.  5  mo:  6:  1701.  See  be- 
low {/6), 

17— IX.  Penelope^,  m.  John  Dampney  Oct. 
31,  1728,  in  Marblehead. 

Joseph  Blaney^,  born  in  Salem  Oct.  2, 
1670.  He  was  a  shipwright,  and  lived  in 
Hingham  until  1697,  when  he  settled  in 
Lynn.  He  married  Abigail  Andrews  of 
Hingham  Jan.  16,  1693-4.  She  was 
born  in  Hingham  Jan.  6,  1669-70.  He 
died  Jan.  16,  1726-7,  at  the  age  of  fifty- 
six.  In  his  will  he  gave  to  the  poor  of 
the  First  parish  in  Lynn  twenty  pounds 
to  be  distributed  by  the  deacons.  His 
wife,  Abigail,  survived  him,  and  died,  his 
widow,  Dec.  10,  1765,  at  the  age  of  nine- 
ty-five years. 

Children  : — 
18— I.         Joseph^,    b.     March    4,    1694-5,   ^ 

Hingham.     See  below  {18). 

19—11.        Hannah^,    b.    Sept.    17,     1696,   in 

Hingham;   m.  Benjamin   James  of 

Marblehead  (pub.  March  7,1718-9). 

Benjamin^,   b.   Nov.    14,    1699,    in 

Lynn.     See  below  {20). 
Jedediah3,    b.   Nov.   21,    1701,    in 

Lynn.     See  below  (2/). 
Jonathan-',    b.    Jan.  6,    1703-4,    in 
Lynn.     See  below  {■22). 
23— VI.        Ambrose^,*  b.  April  7,  1707;  cord- 
wainer; lived  in   Lynn;  m.    Judith 

*The  record  of  his  birth  gives  his  name  "An- 
drews," and  the  name  was  corrupted  to  "Am- 

20 — III. 

21 — IV. 

22 — V. 



Curtis  June  12,  1729,  in  Lynn;  he 
was  living  in  Lynn  in  1741;  she 
was  his  widow  in  1760,  and  was 
then  living  in  Roxbury. 

24 — VII.  Nehkmiah^,  aged  upwards  of  four- 
teen in  1726-7,  being  a  minor; 
physician;  lived  in  Salem;  bought 
Thomas  Roby's  drug  store,  etc.,  in 
Salem  in  1729;  and  d.  before  Oct. 
4»  I733>  when  administration  was 
granted  upon  his  estate. 

25 — VIII.  Abigail^,  b.  in  1715;  aged  twelve  in 
1726-7;  probably  m.  Ralph  Lind- 
sey  (pub.  Jan.  5,  1734-5)- 


Thomas  Blaney3,  born  in  "  Salem  "  3  : 
30:  1689.  Quaker.  He  was  a  yeoman, 
shoreman,  mariner,  fisherman,  shoemaker 
and  cordwainer,  and  lived  in  Salem.  He 
married,  first.  Miss  Desire  Dean  Dec.  8, 
1720;  and  she  died  Nov.  29,  1739.  He 
married,  second,  Alice  Peasley  of  Haver- 
hill before  1763.  He  died  in  the  winter 
of  1766-7,  as  his  will,  dated  July  25, 
1766,  was  proved  Jan.  5,  1767.  His  es- 
tate was  appraised  at  ^£7^^,  is.,  lod. 
His  wife  Alice  survived  him,  and  died, 
his  widow,  Jan.  16,  1783. 

Children : — 
26 — I.  Thomas^,  lived  in  Salem;  m.    Mary 

Estes  of  Salem  Jan.    25,    1753;  he 
probably  d.,  childless,  before  1792; 
and    she   d.,    his  widow,  between 
1796  and  June  24,  1799,   the  latter 
being  the  date  of  the  probate  of  her 
27 — II.        Abigail"*,  m.  John  White,  jr.,  of  Sa- 
lem June  4,  1 745 ;  and  d.  between 
1766  and  1793. 
28 — III.       Alice*,  m.  James  Needham  in  1770. 
29 — IV.        Robert*,  living  in  1766. 


Henry  Blaney3,  born  in  Salem  6:  20: 
1698.  He  was  a  husbandman,  cord- 
wainer, tanner,  fisherman,  and  from  1735 
to  1747  an  innholder.  He  lived  in  Salem ; 
and  married,  first,  Lois  Ivory  of  Lynn 
(published  Oct.  15,  1727).  She  was  his 
wife  in  1733;  and  he  married,  second, 
Hannah  (Rand)  Graves  of  Lynn  Sept.  8, 
1748.  He  died  before  July  15,  1756, 
when  administration  was  granted  upon 
his  estate,  which  was  valued  at  ;£4o8,  9J., 

6d.     His  wife  Hannah  survived  him,  and 
was  his  widow,  of  Lynn,  in  1782. 

Children  : — 
30 — I.  Ivory*.     See  below  {30). 

31 — II.         *,  d.  between  1756  and  1761. 

32 — III.  Lydia*,  b.  about  1755;  m.  Jacob 
Collins,  jr.  (pub.  Aug.  15,  1772). 

David  Blaney3,  born  in  Salem  5 mo: 
6:   1 701.     He  was  a   husbandman    and 
tanner,  and  lived  in  Salem.     He  married 
Martha    Mansfield   of   Lynn     (published 
Aug.  2,  1724);  and  died  in  1764,  hiswill,     \ 
dated  Jan.  26,    1762,  being  proved  July 
14,  1764.  His  estate  was  valued  at  about 
;^5oo.     His  wife  Martha  survived  him. 

Child  :— 
33 — I.  Mary*,  m.  Henry  Trevett  of  Marble- 

head  Dec.  24,  1 747. 


Col.  Joseph  Blaney,3  born  in  Hing- 
ham  March  4,  1694-5.  He  was  a  tanner 
and  esquire,  and  lived  in  Marblehead. 
He  married  Miss  Elizabeth  Cogswell  of 
Chebacco  parish,  Ipswich  (published  20 : 
8  :  1717)  ;  and  she  was  his  wife  in  1757. 
He  was  living  in  1757,  and  administration 
was  granted  on  his  estate  July  29,  1762. 

Children,  born  in  Marblehead  : — 
34 — I.  Elizabeth*,  b.  Jan.  14,  1 720-1;  d. 

March  30,  1729. 
35 — II.         Hannah*,  b.  May  14,  1723;  d.  April 

I,  1729. 
36 — III.       Abigail*,  b.  Dec.  5,  1724;  d.  Jan.  i, 

37 — IV.        Abigail*,    b.   Jan.    11,    1725-6;  m. 

Robert  Hooper  Aug.  21,  1755;  and 

she    lived  in   Windham,    Me.,  his 

widow,  in  1783. 

38— V.  Joseph*,  b.  May  24,  1728;  d.  April 
22,  1729. 

39 — VI.  Joseph*,  b.  Feb.  12,  1729-30;  lived  in 
Salem,  except  from  1779  to  1783s 
when  he  lived  in  Windham,  Me.; 
esquire,  merchant  and  selectman, 
m.  Abigail  Brown  of  Salem  May 
19,  1757;  she  d.  Dec.  24,  1776; 
and  administration  was  granted  on 
his  estate  Oct.  2,  1786.  Amount 
of  inventory,  £A9\^i  ^T^'^  4^-»  3/- 
The  estate  was  insolvent.  Mr. 
Blaney  had  shares  in  the  Social  lib- 
rary and  Philosophical  library,  both 
in  Salem,  and  owned  land  in 
Salem,  Marblehead,  Lynn,  Plimp- 



ton  and  Charlton,  Mass.,  in  Ray- 
mond, Bridgton,  Bakerstown  and 
Windham,  Me.,  and  Whitefield, 
Pelham,  Peircy,  Chichester,  Barn- 
stead  and  Canterbury,  N.  H. 

40 — VII.  Benjamin*,  b.  Dec.  16,  1731.  See 
below  {40). 

41 — VIII.    Nehemiah*,  b.  Nov.  3,  1733. 

42— IX.       Elizabeths  b.  July  2,  1735. 

43— X.        Susannahs  b.  June  13, 1737;  d.  Jan. 

3,  1737-8. 
44— XI.        William*,  b.  March  30,  1739. 


Capt.  Benjamin  Blaney3,  born  in 
Lynn  Nov.  14,  1699.  He  was  a  tanner, 
and  lived  in  Maiden,  where  he  was  select- 
man and  assessor  in  1744  and  1746.  He 
married  Abigail  Bucknam  Oct.  13,  1725, 
in  Maiden ;  and  died  in  Maiden.  "  About 
seven  of  the  clock  in  the  evening,  he  was 
taken  up  dead  near  Daniel  Newhall's  dore, 
and  it  was  thought  by  the  jury  that  he 
fell  of  his  horse  and  that  was  a  means  of 
his  death  his  soul  by  his  temple  was  beat 
in,"  Feb.  8,  1 750-1.  His  age  was  fifty- 
one.  His  wife  survived  him,  and  died, 
his  widow,  Dec.  15,  1767,  aged  sixty-five. 

Children  born  in  Maiden  : — 

45 — I.         Abigail*,  b.  June  21,  1730;  m.  Jireh 

Willis  of  Dartmouth  Oct.  22,  1756, 

46 — II.        HuLDAH*,    b.    Oct.    15,    1733;    m. 

Joseph  Wilson  of  Boston  Sept.  20, 


47 — in.  Nehemiah*,  b.  Oct.  9,  1735;  lived 
in  Maiden;  m.  Chloe  Green  of 
Maiden  May  29,  1760;  and  d.  Oct. 
16,  1761. 

48 — IV.  Benjamin*,  b.  July  24,  1738;  captain; 
lived  in  Maiden ;  representative  to 
the  general  court,  1778,  1779, 1780, 
1783,  1787;  town  treasurer,  1779, 
1780,  1781 ;  and  selectman  and 
assessor,  1 772-1 778;  a  revolution- 
ary soldier ;  m.  Hannah  Osgood  of 
Billerica  Nov.  24,  1765;  and  d.  in 
Chester,  Vt.,  Jan.  — ,  1820. 

49 — v.  Elizabeths  b.  June  18,  1740;  m. 
William  Wayte  of  Maiden  July  20, 

50— VI.  AndrewsS  b.  Nov.  28,  1742.  See 
below  (50). 


Jedediah  Blaney3,  born  in  Lynn  Nov. 
21,  1 701.  He  was  a  house wright,  and 
lived  in  Marblehead.  He  married  Beth- 
iah  Cogswell  Jan.  15,  1729-30;  and  she 

was  his  wife  in  178 1.     He  was  living  in 

1 781;  and   died   before   Sept.    i,    1783^ 

when  administration  was  granted  upon  his 

estate,  which  was  appraised  at;^482,  19^-., 


Children,  baptized  in  Marblehead,   ex- 
cept the  first : — 

51 — I.  Jedediah*,   bapt.  June  2d   Sabbath, 

1 73 1,  in  Boxford;  d.  before  1788. 

52 — II.  HannahS  bapt.  April  15,  1733;  m. 
Ronald  Bruce  Oct.  28,  1756;  and 
was  his  wife  in  1787. 

53 — HI.  Jonathan*,  bapt.  Jan.  11,  1736; 
probably  d.  young. 

54 — IV.       RuthS  bapt.  Jan.  i,  1738;  d.  young. 

55 — V.  Ruth*,  bapt.  March  9,  1740;  m.  John 
Tarday  Nov.  21,  1756;  and  was  his 
wife  in  1788.  In  1796,  he  had  been 
absent  more  than  fifteen  years. 

56 — VI.  Stephen*,  bapt.  Oct.  3,  1742.  See 
below  (56). 

57 — VII.  William*,  bapt.  Dec.  30,  1744.  See 
below  (j7). 

58 — VIII.  Elizabeth*,  bapt.  Aug.  24,  1746; 
m.  Richard  Nick  (or,  Necks)  Aug. 
15,  1765;  and  was  his  wife  in  1789. 

59 — IX.  Sarah*,  bapt.  Nov.  6,  1748;  d. 

60 — X.  Sarah*,  bapt.  Feb.  4,  1750;  m.  Jef- 
frey Marston  July  20,  1769. 

61 — XI.  Eunice*,  bapt.  Dec.  29,  1751;  prob- 
ably d.  young. 


Jonathan  Blaney3,  born  in  Lynn  Jan. 
6,  1703-4.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and  lived 
in  Lynn.  He  married  Hannah  Gray  of 
Lynn  (published  Oct.  7, 1736) ;  and  died 
Sept.  8,  1757,  at  the  age  of  fifty-three. 
His  estate  was  appraised  at  £6^6^  "js., 

Children : — 

62 — I.  Joseph*.     See  below  (62). 

63 — II.  Mary*,  between  fourteen  and  twenty- 
one  years  of  age  in  1758. 

64 — III.      Abigail*,  m.,   first,  Nathaniel   Lewis 

Sept.  22,  1757;  and,  second,  

Watts  between  1 769  and  1 798. 

65 — IV.  Hannah*,  between  fourteen  and 
twenty-one  years  of  age  in  1758. 

Ivory  Blaney+,  was  a  husbandman, 
and  lived  in  Salem.  He  married  Mary 
Browne  of  Lynn  Oct.  25,  1753  ;  and  was 
living  in  1 7  7 1 . 

Children,  baptized  in  Marblehead  : — 
66 — I.  Sarah^,  bapt.  April  i,    1770;  proba- 

bly m.  Daniel  Bird  Dec.  12,  1789. 



67 — II.         Asa',  bapt.  in  1779.     See  below  {63)^ 


Benjamin  Blaney4,  born  in  Marble- 
head  Dec.  16,  1 731.  He  was  a  tanner, 
and  lived  in  Lynn  from  1754  to  about 
1762,  when  he  removed  to  Marblehead. 
He  married  Sarah  Tuttle  of  Lynn  May  15, 
1754;  and  died  before  Feb.  12,  1768, 
when  administration  was  granted  upon  his 
estate,  which  was  insolvent.  He  owned  a 
tanyard  in  Lynn  at  his  death.  His  wife 
Sarah  was  his  widow  in  1788. 

Children,  born  in  Lynn  : — 
68 — I.         Elizabeth*,  b.  Feb.  10,  1755. 
69 — II.        Joseph*,  b.  March  11,  1759. 
70 — III.       Benjamin*,  b.  Aug.  14,  1763;  d.  in 
1 8x6,     aged    fifty-three;    and     his 
grave  is  on  the  coast  of  Carolina. 

Andrews  Blaney4,  born  in  Maiden 
Nov.  28,  1742.  He  was  a  tanner,  and 
lived  in  Marblehead.  He  married  Miss 
Lydia  Sargent  of  Chelsea  Dec.  2,  1770; 
and  died  in  Maiden  June  2,  1772,  at  the 
age  of  twenty-nine.  His  estate  was  ap- 
praised at  ;£"445>  6j.,  \\d.  She  survived 

Children  : — 
71 — I.  Abigail*,  aged  under    seven  years  in 

1776.  *«  Abigail  Blaney  of  Chelsea 
published  to  Nehemiah  Breed,  jr., 
of  Lynn  April  14,  1793." — Lynn 
town  records, 
72 — II.  Andrews*,  aged  under  seven  years  in 
1776.  *' Andrew  Blaney  of  Chel- 
sea married  Mary  Seccomb  of  Sa- 
lem April  23,  1799." — Salem  town 

Stephen  Blaney4,  baptized  in  Marble- 
head Oct.  3,  1742.     He  was  a  mariner, 
and  lived  in  Marblehead.     He   married 
Mary  Chapell  Dec.  12,  1765. 

Children,  born  in  Marblehead  : — 
73—1.  Stephen*,  bapt.   Aug.    24,  1766;  m. 

Mary  Pedrick  Oct.   21,    1787;  and 

she  was  of  Marblehead,  his  widow, 

in  1798. 
74—11.         MaryS  bapt.  Jan.  24,  1768;  d.  young. 
75 — III.       Mary*,  bapt.  June  24,  1770. 
76— IV.        Jonathan*,  bapt.  Sept.  13,  1772;  d. 

77— V.         William*,  bapt.  Dec.  11,  1774. 
78— VI.        Jonathan*,  bapt.  Feb.  17,    1788,  at 

the  age  of  eleven  years. 

William  Blaney4,  baptized  in  Marble- 
head Dec.  30,  1744.  He  was  a  yeoman 
and  mariner,  and  lived  in  Marblehead  un- 
til about  1 7  7 7, when  he  removed  to  Lynde- 
borough,  N.  H.  After  his  death,  his  fam- 
ily returned  to  Marblehead.  He  married 
Ruth  Besome  Sept.  19,  1771 ;  and  died 
about  1805.  She  was  his  widow,  and  of 
Marblehead,  in  1806. 

Children : — 
79 — I.  William*,  bapt.  April   18,   1773,  i^ 

Marblehead.     See  below  (79). 
80 — II.        Christopher*,  bapt.  Jan.  21,    1776, 

in  Marblehead. 
81;— III.       Stephen*,  b.  about  1786;  aged  twen- 
ty in  1806. 
82 — IV.        Bethiah*,  b.  about    1788;  aged  sev- 
enteen in  1806. 
83 — V.         Susanna*,  b.  about  1790;  aged  six- 
teen in  1806. 
84 — VI.       Grace*,  b.  about  1794;  aged    twelve 
in  1806. 

Joseph  Blaney4,  was  of  age  in  1765. 
He  was  a  yeoman,  and  lived  in  Lynn.  He 
married,  first,  Anne  Cox  of  Salem  Nov. 
24,  1763  ;  and  she  was  his  wife  in  1782. 
He  married,  second,  Hannah  Hanford  of 
Salem  (published  Nov.  12,  1797);  and 
she  was  his  wife  in  1806.  He  died 
March  — ,  1826,  in  Lynn. 

Children : — 
85 — I.         Jonathan*.     See  below  [8^). 
86 — II.        Martha*,    m.    John   Ingalls  before 

1809;  and  they  were  living  in  1826. 
87 — III.       Anne*,   m.  Samuel  Ireson  of   Lynn 

(pub.  Jan.  I,  1797);  and  d.  before 

88 — IV.        Joseph*,  living  in  1809. 


Asa  BlaneyS,  baptized  in  Marblehead 
in  1779.  He  was  a  cooper,  and  lived  in 
Marblehead.  He  married,  first,  Joanna 
Pearce  June  27,  1789;  and,  second,  Em- 
ma Steward  June  30,  1799. 

Children,  born  in  Marblehead  : — 
89 — I.  Joanna^,    bapt.   April    11,   1790;  d. 

90 — II.         AsA^bapt.  May  31,  1793. 
91 — III.       Sarah  Gould^,  bapt.  Feb.  2,  1795. 
92 — IV.        Mary',  bapt.  March  12,  1797. 
93 — V.         David*,  bapt.  March  13,  1800. 
94 — VI.        Joanna^,  bapt.  Oct.  31,  1802. 



gj — VII.      Thomas^,  bapt.  Fpb.  26,  1804. 
96 — VIII.     Henry^,  bapt.  Jan.  5,  1806. 

William  BlaneyS,  baptized  in  Marble- 
head  April  18,  1773.  He  lived  in  Lynde- 
borough,  N.  H.,  until  his  marriage,  when 
he  returned  to  Marblehead.  He  married 
Nancy  Williston  Jan  26,  i797' 

Children,  baptized  in  Marblehead  : — 
97—1.         Nancy",  bapt.  Feb.  11,  1798. 
98—11,       Elizabeth  Williston^,  bapt.  Jan. 

5,  1800;  d.  young. 
99— III.      Elizabeth  Williston^,  bapt.   Jan. 

31,  1808. 
100 — IV.       Jane*,  bapt.  Jan.  31,  1808. 
loi — V.        Ruth*,  bapt.  Jan.  31,  1808. 
102 — VI.       William*,  bapt.  Jan.  31,  1808. 

Jonathan  Blaney^,  lived  in  Lynn,  and 
was  a  mariner.     He  married   Betsey   In- 
galls  of  Lynn  April  12,  1796;  and  died 
before  1809. 

Children,  born  in  Lynn  : — 
103 — I.        Jonathan*,  b.  Nov.  3,  1796;  living 

in  1809. 
104 — II.      Joseph*,  b.  March  3,  1799;  living  in 


The  will  of  Francis  Lambert  of  Rowley 
was  proved  in  the  court  held  at  Ipswich 
28:  I  :  1648.  The  following  copy  was 
made  from  the  original  on  file  in  the  pro- 
bate office  at  Salem. 

The  laft  will  of  ffrancis  Lambertt  of 
Rowley e  made  upon  the  20*^  day  of  fep- 
tember:  1647  : 

Ip'  I  giue  my  foule  and  bodye  to  the 
allmightye  god : 

tt  I  giue  vnto  my  wife  my  houfe ;  and 
land  ioyneinge  therevnto  with  fix  acers  of 
land  lately  bought  of  Jofeph  Juitt :  as  al- 
foe  all  the  meadows  and  gates  which  doth 
belonge  vnto  the  fayd  houfe ;  all  which  I 
giue  vnto  hir  dureing  hir  naturall  life 

tt  I  giue  vnto  my  eldeft  fonne  all  the 
aforefayd  houfe  and  land  with  gates  and 
meadowes  after  the  death  of  Jane  my  wife  : 
provided  that  my  eldeft  fonn  John  doe 
pay  vnto  Ann  Lambert  Jonathan  and 
Gerfome  Lambert   (all  beinge  my   Chil- 

deren)  fine  pounds  to  bee  equally  pvided 
amongeft  them 

tt :  It  is  my  will  that  Jane  my  wife  and 
Thomas  Barker  fhalbe  the  executers  of 
the  reft  of  my  eftate  as  before  to  haue  the 
ordering  and  difpofeinge  of  my  childeren  : 
except  my  lonn  Thomas  which  I  freely 
giue  vnto  my  Brother  Thomas  Barker  to 
order  and  difpofe  of 

tt  I  giue  vnto  my  daughter  Ann  for- 
tye  fhillings  to  be  payed  by  my  executers 
ether  att  marriage  or  when  fhee  is  att 
eighteene  yeeres  of  age  : 

tt :  In  Cafe  my  fonne  John  fhould  dye 
before  the  time  come  wherein  he  fhould 
be  poffeffed  of  my  houfe  and  land  then 
it  is  my  will  :  that  my  fonne  Jonathan 
fhall  haue  it ;  but  if  by  providence  it  be 
foe  ordered  that  my  fonne  Jonathan 
be  brought  vp  att  fchoole  and  foe  pceed 
to  be  a  fcholler  then  my  houfe  and  land 
with  gates  and  meadowes  fhall  be  my 
fonne  Gerfomes 

wittneCfee :  [No  signature.] 

Edwarde  Carlton : 

Thomas  Barker 


The  will  of  John  Jarrat  of  Rowley  was 
proved  in  the  court  held  at  Ipswich  27  : 
7  :  1648.     The  following  copy  was  made 
from  the  original  instrument  on  file  in  the 
probate  office  at  Salem. 

Rowley    11**^    11     1647 

I  John  Jarrat  ficke  in  body  but  of  per- 
fect memory  (prayfed  be  God)  doe  or- 
daine  and  make  this  my  laft  will  and  Tef- 
tament :  ffirft  I  comit  my  foule  vnto  God 
through  Jefus  Chrift :  As  concerning  my 
outward  eftate  my  will  and  minde  is  that 
ffirft  all  my  debts  being  difcharged  and 
paide  I  giue  vnto  my  Dauyter  Elifabeth 
ten  pounds  out  of  my  Goods  and  Lande 
and  in  Cafe  my  wife  marry  againe  I  giue 
my  Daughter  three  pounds  fix  fhillings 
eight  pence  more  Ite  if  my  wife  Sufan- 
na  Jarrat  be  now  with  Child  I  giue  vnto 
my  Child  ten  pounds  but  in  cafe  my  wife 
marry  againe  three  pounds  fix  fhillings 
eight  pence  more     Ite   all  the  reft  of  my 

SALEM   IN    1700.      NO.    1 8. 


Lande  Goods  and  Cattel  I  giue  vnto  my 
wife  Sufanna  Jarrat  whom  I  make  execu- 
trix of  this  my  laft  will  and  teftament  da- 
ted the  eleuenth  day  of  the  ii  month 

In  prefence  of  vs  his  hande 

Humfrey  Reyner  Johnyb^w  Jarrat 

Thomas  mighell. 

SALEM  IN  J700.    NO.  J8. 


The  map  on  page  38  represents  that 
part  of  Salem  which  is  bounded  by  Es- 
sex street,  Washington  Square  West,  For- 
rester street  or  Washington  Square,  and 
Washington  Square  East.  It  is  based  on 
actual  surveys  and  title  deeds,  and  is 
drawn  on  a  scale  of  two  hundred  feet  to 
an  inch.  It  shows  the  location  of  all 
houses  that  were  standing  there  in  1700. 

Essex  street  was  called  the  common  or 
highway  in  1669;  ye  highway  or  street, 
1675  ;  ye  high  or  main  street,  1695  ;  ye 
main  street,  1699 ;  Salem  main  street, 
1706  :  and  Essex  street,  1794. 

Washington  Square  West  was  reserved 
for  a  way  in  or  before  1673,  and  was 
called  a  way  in  1734.  It  was  for  many 
years  called  Newbury  street.  For  a  few 
years  past  it  has  been  known  as  Wash- 
ington Square  West. 

Forrester  street  was  laid  out  before 
1787,  when  its  location  was  called  "  the 
common  or  a  way."  It  was  named  by 
vote  of  the  selectmen  Bath  street  July  5, 
1802  ;  and  Forrester  street  in  1856. 

Washington  Square  East  was  an  old 
way  into  the  swamp  from  the  main  street. 
It  was  called  Thomas  Beadle's  lane  in 
1700;  Ives  lane,  1753;  Pleasant  street, 
1800;  and  for  several  years  has  been 
known  as  Washington  Square  East. 

Washington  Square  has  always  been 
public  land.  For  many  years  in  the  early 
settlement  of  the  town  this  was  the  pen, 
or  common  pen,  where  the  cows  of  the 
neighborhood  were  gathered  preparatory 
to  the  cowherd  taking  them  to  the  neck 
for  the  day.  At  a  meeting  of  the  pro- 
prietors of  lands  lying  in  common  within 

the  town  of  Salem,  Nov.  16,  17 13,  it  was 

"Voated  That  the  Comon  Lands 
where  the  Trainings  are  Generally  Kept 
In  the  Town  nigh  and  before  M"^  Na- 
thaniell  Higginfons  Dwelling  bee  and  re- 
maines  as  Itt  now  layes  to  Continue  for 
Euer  for  A  Training  feild  for  the  vfe  of 
said  Town  of  Salem 

"Voated  That  all  the  Highways  and 
Burying  Places  and  Comon  Lands  lying 
within  the  Town  Bridge  and  the  Block 
houfes  be  And  Remain e  for  Euer  for  the 
vfe  of  the  Town  of  Salem."* 

This  remained  a  training  field  during 
the  rest  of  that  century.  It  was  ye  com- 
mon land  called  ye  pen  in  1669  ;  ye  com- 
mon land,  1676;  the  Salem  common, 
1699;  ye  common,  1701  ;  Salem  com- 
mon or  training  field,  1724;  the  town 
common  or  training  field,  1727;  the 
training  field,  1754;  and  the  common 
training  field,  1791. 

A  large  part  of  this  area  was  swamp 
land  with  ponds  and  hills ;  on  the  map 
the  shape  and  location  of  two  of  the  ponds 
are  given  as  found  on  an  old  map,  but 
the  exact  location  and  size  of  the  three 
small  ponds  is  unknown.  In  1802,  by 
private  subscription,  the  hills  were  lev- 
elled, the  gravel  being  used  in  filling  the 
ponds  and  swamps,  substantially  as  it  is 
at  present.  It  was  named  Washington 
Square  by  vote  of  the  selectmen  July  5, 
1802  ;  and  has  since  been  so  called. 

The  range  of  house  lots  shown  on  the 
map  was  a  part  of  the  common  until  they 
were  granted  to  various  parties  herein- 
after named,  between  the  years  1660  and 

In  the  sketches  that  follow,  after  1700, 
titles  and  deeds  referred  to  pertain  to  the 
houses  and  land  adjoining  and  not  always 
to  the  whole  lot,  the  design  being,  after 
that  date,  to  give  the  history  of  the  houses 
then  standing  principally. 

/okn  Higginson  House.  This  lot  was 
granted  to  John  Higginson  at  a  meeting 
of  the  town  held  Dec.  4,  1673,  the  record 
being  as  follows  :  "  vpon  Jn°  Higginsons 
Jun^s  Request  to  the  towne  to  sell  him  a 
*Commoners'  Records,  page  3. 

Oea"lc.  ZO  0  ft.  =1  Jne}». 


PART  OF  SALEM  IN  1700.     NO.  18. 

SALEM    IN    1700.       NO.    1 8. 


peece  of  Land  next  to  goodman  Rum- 
ball  :  It  is  voated  that  Leaving  the  way 
four  Rod  wide  att  the  ffront  and  soe  wide 
In  the  Reare  as  the  ground  will  give 
Leaving  for  him  ther  3  Rods  In  Breadth  : 
that  he  Shal  have  It  home  to  goodman 
Rumballs  fence  he  payeng  for  It  after 
the  same  Rate  or  proportion  that  other 
men  have  paid  for  their  Lots  further 
downward  and  that  the  Select  men  are  to 
Lay  It  out.''  Mr.  Higginson  immediately 
erected  a  dwelling  house  upon  the  lot, 
which  has  ever  since  been  precisely  the 
same  lot  as  that  now  occupied  by  the 
Franklin  building.  Colonel  Higginson 
lived  in  this  house,  which  was  elegant  for 
the  time ;  and  died  possessed  of  it  March 
23,  1719-20,  at  the  age  of  seventy-three. 
In  his  will,  he  devised  the  estate  to  his 
son  Nathaniel  Higginson  for  his  life,  and 
then  to  go  to  Nathaniel's  children.  Na- 
thaniel died  in  1720,  leaving  three  chil- 
dren, Mary,  wife  of  Capt.  Nathaniel  An- 
drew of  Salem,  mariner,  Hannah  Higgin- 
son, and  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Obadiah  Mors 
of  Boston,  goldsmith.  Hannah  Higginson 
lived  in  Salem,  and,  for  one  hundred  and 
sixty  pounds,  conveyed  her  interest  in  the 
estate  to  her  brother-in-law  Captain 
Andrew  May  7, 1734.*  Mrs.  Mors  and  her 
husband,  for  one  hundred  and  sixty 
pounds,  conveyed  her  interest  in  the  estate 
to  Captain  Andrew  Oct.  14,  1735.!  Cap- 
tain Andrew  died  Feb.  4,  1762,  having 
devised  the  house  "  I  now  dwell  in  "  and 
barn  to  his  son  John  Andrew.  The 
estate  was  then  valued  at  five  hundred 
and  thirty-three  pounds,  six  shillings  and 
eight  pence.  In  the  house  were  then 
mentioned  the  western  lower  room,  kitch- 
en, kitchen  chamber,  western  chamber, 
easternmost  chamber  best  room,  garret, 
cellar,  tront  closet,  and  '*  bofet  closet." 
John  Andrew  was  a  goldsmith,  and  lived 
in  this  house  until  Dec.  4,  1784,  when,  for 
three  hundred  pounds,  he  conveyed  the 
estate  to  John  Gardner  of  Salem,  mer- 
chant. J  Mr.  Gardner  removed  to  Danvers, 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  62,  leaf  180. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  68,  leaf  217. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  143,  leaf  i. 

and,  for  seven  thousand,  seven  hundred  and 
eighty-five  dollars,  conveyed  "  the  old  man- 
sion house"  and  all  other  old  buildings  and 
the  lot  to  Samuel  Archer,  3d,  of  Salem 
May  22,  1809.*  Mr.  Archer  immediate- 
ly removed  the  old  house  and  erected  on 
its  site  the  first  Franklin  building,  which 
he  built  of  brick. 

John  Rogers  House.  This  lot  was 
granted  by  the  town  to  Daniel  Rumball 
of  Salem,  blacksmith,  in  consideration  of 
his  conveying  to  the  use  of  Rev.  John 
Higginson  a  lot  on  the  north  side  of  the 
common  near  what  is  now  Williams  street. 
This  was  the  first  lot  granted  in  this  row 
of  house  lots.  At  a  town  meeting,  held 
April  30,  1660,  it  was  "voted  that  Good- 
man Rumble  shalle  haue  a  peec  of 
ground  In  the  penn  wheare  it  may  be 
Leaft  prediudife  to  the  towne  in  Lew  of 
the  ground  hee  spared  to  build  vppon  a 
a  houfe  for  mr  Higgeffon  :  foot  for  foot : 
to  be  Layed  owt  by  the  select  men." 
For  thirty  pounds,  he  conveyed  the  lot  to 
John  Rogers  of  Salem,  glazier,  Oct.  30, 
1675.1  Mr.  Rogers  built  a  house  upon 
the  lot  probably  immediately  after  his 
purchase,  and  conveyed  both  house  and 
lot,  being  his  homestead,  to  his  niece  Re- 
becca Putnam,  providing  that  she  should 
live  with  him  as  a  nurse  to  him,  Aug.  16, 
1 7 15. 1  Mr.  Rogers'  wife  had  died  the 
year  previous,  and  he  died  Nov.  30,  1715, 
aged  sixty  eight.  Miss  Putnam  married 
Rev.  Daniel  Putnam  of  Reading  in  1719  ; 
and,  for  one  hundred  and  ten  pounds, 
they  conveyed  the  house  and  land  around 
it  to  Jonathan  Very  of  Salem,  cordwainer, 
June  23,  i724.§  Deacon  Very  Hved  in 
the  house,  and  died  possessed  of  it  in  1 768, 
his  will,  dated  March  24,  1764,  being 
proved  Jan.  2,  1769.  He  devised  his 
real  estate  to  his  children,  J(mathan  Very, 
Abigail  Very,  Mary  Symonds,  Elizabeth 
Cheever,  Martha  Pitman,  and  Bethiah 
Archer,  and  grand  children,  Joseph  Pratt, 
Susannah  Pratt  and  William  Cook.     The 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  187,  leaf  170. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  5,  leaf  31. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  27,  leaf  218. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  65,  leaf  128. 



house,  barn  and  land  around  them  were 
then  appraised  at  two  hundred  and  fifty- 
three  pounds,  six  shillings,  and  eight 
pence.  Joseph  Pratt,  mariner,  and 
widow  Susannah  Pratt,  both  of  Salem,  for 
thirty-three  pounds,  conveyed  their  in- 
terest in  the  mansion  house  and  land  of 
their  grandfather  Jonathan  Very  to  George 
Peele  of  Salem,  trader,  Dec.  23,  1791.* 
John  Pitman,  jr.,  and  Thomas  Pitman, 
both  of  Salem,  mariners,  two  of  the  grand- 
children of  Jonathan  Very,  and  the  guar- 
dian of  William  Pitman,  another  grandson, 
for  twelve  pounds  and  twelve  shillings, 
conveyed  their  interest  to  Mr.  Peele  Dec. 
23,  1791.1  Jonathan  Very  of  Salem, 
truckman,  the  son  of  the  deceased,  for 
thirty  pounds,  conveyed  his  interest  in 
the  estate  to  Mr.  Peele  July  2,  1793. J 
Joshua  Pitman,  house wright,  Benjamin 
Reed,  mariner,  and  wife  Martha  in  her 
right,  Jonathan  Morong,  mariner,  and 
wife  Mary,  in  her  right,  all  of  Salem, 
grandchildren  of  Jonathan  Very,  for  ten 
pounds  and  sixteen  shillings,  conveyed 
their  interest  in  the  estate  to  William 
Ball  of  Salem,  cordwainer,  Sept.  17,1 787. § 
William  Cook,  mariner,  and  Mary  Cheev- 
er,  spinster,  both  of  Salem,  grandchildren 
of  Jonathan  Very,  for  twenty  pounds,  con- 
veyed their  interest  to  Mr.  Ball  Sept.  22, 
1787.11  James  Archer,  cordwainer,  and 
wife  Elizabeth,  in  her  right,  Elisha  Gun- 
nison, mariner,  and  wife  Mary,  in  her 
right,  all  of  Salem,  grandchildren  of  Jona- 
than Very,  for  eight  pounds  and  twelve 
shillings,  conveyed  their  interest  to  Mr. 
Ball  March  27,  i788.f  Daniel  Need- 
ham  of  Salem,  mariner,  and  wife  Mary, 
in  her  right,  granddaughter  of  Jonathan 
Very,  for  four  pounds  and  nmeteen  shil- 
lings, conveyed  her  interest  to  Mr.  Ball 
Sept.  4,  1792.**  Joseph  Symonds,  house- 
wright,  James  Symonds,  fisherman,  Mar- 

•  Essex 
t  Essex 
t  Essex 
§  Essex 
II  Essex 
H  Essex 
**  Essex 

Registry  of  Deeds,  book  154,  leaf  113. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  154,  leaf  114. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  155,  leaf  274. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  147,  leaf  119. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  148,  leaf  no. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  147,  leaf  208. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  155,  leaf  214. 

garet  Symonds,  spinster,  and  Jonathan 
Archer,  husbandman,  all  of  Salem,  grand- 
children of  Jonathan  Very,  for  seventeen 
pounds,  five  shillings  and  eight  pence, 
conveyed  their  interest  to  Mr.  Ball  March 
30,  1793.*  Bethiah  Archer  of  Salem, 
spinster,  and  William  Millet,  mariner, 
and  wife  Sarah,  in  her  right,  grandchil- 
dren of  Jonathan  Very,  for  fifty  dollars, 
conveyed  their  interest  in  the  estate  to 
Mr.  Ball  Feb.  25,  1796.*  A  partition  of 
the  estate  was  made  in  court  Nov.  27, 
1793,  between  George  Peele  and  William 
Ball,  and  the  house  and  land  around  it 
were  assigned  to  Mr.  Ball;t  and  he  ap- 
parently removed  the  old  house  before 

Robert  Woodberry  Lot.  This  lot  was 
granted  by  the  town  to  Manasseh  Mar- 
ston  of  Salem,  blacksmith,  in  town  meet- 
ing, 7:  8  mo:  1665;  and  the  record 
reads  as  follows :  "voated  that  manasses 
maston  shall  haue  the  same  quantitie 
of  land  at  the  eft  end  of  Goodman 
Rumbls  lott  in  the  pen  :  paying  as  others 
did  for  thires  in  the  same  Rang  :  once  in 
two  yeares."  Mr.  Marston  conveyed  the 
lot  to  Robert  Wilkes  of  Salem,  ship  car- 
penter, July  29,  1669.]:  Mr.  Wilkes  died 
in  the  autumn  of  1677,  having  devised 
the  lot  with  a  shop  upon  it  to  his  nephew 
Robert  Woodberry,  then  only  five 
years  of  age.  The  lot  was  valued  at 
thirty  pounds.  Mr.  Woodberry  lived  in 
Beverly,  being  a  mariner,  and  owned  the 
shop  and  lot  until  1707. 

John  Lander  House.  This  lot  was 
granted  by  the  selectmen  of  Salem  to 
John  Lander  April  5,  1672.  The  record 
of  the  grant  is  as  follows :  "Jn**  Lander 
Nich"*  Maning  for  his  Sone  in  law  Joseph 
Grey  James  Symonds  Nath  Silfby  & 
petter  Cheeuers  haue  Each  of  them  a 
houfe  Lott  Granted  them,  according  to 
the  Same  pportion  w^^  Manafses  Marfton 
had,  and  they  are  Each  of  them  to  pay 
fine  pounds  for  Each  lott,  in  Some  Good 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  160,  leaf  177. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  158,  leaf  98. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  67. 

SALEM    IN    1700.       NO.    1 8. 


pay  to  the  Select  mens  Content,  and 
w***in  one  year  after  this  Grant,  and 
they  are  Each  of  them  Injoyned  to  Build 
a  houfe  on  ther  lotts  w'^^in  two  years 
time  after  this  Grante  or  the  S**  lotts  to 
returne  to  the  Towne  Againe,  and  Each 
man  is  Injoyn'd  to  Carry  the  watter 
through  his  land  towMs  y®  Sea  John 
Launder  is  to  haue  the  next  lott  towM 
Manafses  Marftons  Nich°  Maning  the  2^ 
James  Symonds  the  third  Nath  Selfby  the 
fowerth  &  petter  Cheeuers  the  fift 
Lay'd  out  by  the  Select  men,  to  Seu'^all 
Persons  A  houfe  lott  a  pece  in  the 
Swampy  Grownd  in  the  Common,  for 
v/^^  they  are  to  pay  fine  pownds  a  pece 
Each  man  for  his  lott,''  etc.  Mr.  Lander 
built  a  house  upon  the  lot  and  lived  in  it 
until  his  death,  which  occurred  before 
Feb.  29,  1743,  when  his  real  estate  was 
divided.  The  house  and  land  around  it 
were  assigned  to  his  daughter  Sarah 
Johnson.  She  was  a  widow  Aug.  15, 
1765,  when  she  mortgaged  ^'my  mansion 
house  heretofore  of  my  father  John  Lan- 
der, deceased,"  and  land  under  and 
around  it,  to  John  Bray  of  Salem,  cord- 
wainer;*  and  she  conveyed  it  to  Mr. 
Bray  Aug.  25,  1768.!  Mr.  Bray  re- 
moved the  old  house  before  1790, 
probably  soon  after  1768. 

James  and  Deborah  Holgate  and  Ben- 
jamin Gray  House.  This  lot  was 
granted  by  the  selectmen  of  Salem  to 
Nicholas  Manning  for  his  son  Joseph 
Gray  April  5,  1672.  Mr.  Gray  lived  here, 
being  a  gunsmith,  and  died  in  1690,  hav- 
ing devised  to  his  wife  Deborah  "my  dwell- 
ing house,"  etc.,  for  her  life,  and  then  to 
his  children  equally.  The  dwelling  house, 
shop  and  land  were  then  appraised  at 
eighty  pounds.  Joseph  Gray,  the  eldest 
son  of  the  deceased,  for  five  pounds,  con- 
veyed his  interest  in  the  estate  to  his 
stepfather  Dr.  James  Holgate  of  Salem 
May  4,  1 697. J  Mrs.  Holgate  died,  and 
Doctor  Holgate,  for   four   pounds,   con- 

veyed his  interest  in  the  house  and  lot  to 
her  son  Benjamin  Gray  of  Salem,  turner, 
April  25,  17 1 2.*  Mr.  Gray  died  in  the 
winter  of  1 716-7,  having  devised  his 
estate  to  his  son  Benjamin  Gray  of  Salem, 
chairmaker.  The  estate  was  then  valued 
at  ninety  pounds.  Mr.  Gray  removed  the 
house  before  his  death  which  occurred  in 
the  winter  of  17 60-1. 

James  Symonds  Lot.  This  lot  was 
granted  by  the  selectmen  of  Salem  to 
James  Symonds  of  Salem,  a  joiner,  April 
5,  -1672  ;  and  he  continued  to  own  it  until 
his  decease  in  1714,  when  the  lot  was 
valued  at  thirty  pounds. 

Nathaniel  Silsbee  House.  This  lot  was 
granted  by  the  selectmen  of  Salem  to  Na- 
thaniel Silsbee  of  Salem  April  5,  1672. 
He  erected  a  house  upon  the  lot,  and  died 
possessed  of  the  estate  about  17 18,  ad- 
ministration being  granted  on  his  estate 
July  3,  1724.  The  estate  remained  un- 
divided until  Jan.  23,  1755,  when  a  di- 
vision took  place.  The  house  and  lot 
were  then  valued  at  four  hundred  pounds. 
The  estate  was  assigned  to  the  eldest  son 
Nathaniel  Silsbee  of  Salem,  housewright. 
Mr."  Silsbee  owned  the  property  until  his 
death  Jan.  2,  1769,  having  devised  it  to 
his  son  William  Silsbee.  The  house  was 
gone  before  1778,  while  the  lot  was 
owned  by  WilHam  Silsbee. 

Sarah  Manning  House.  This  lot  was 
granted  to  Thomas  Beadle  by  the  town 
on  or  before  April  1 5, 1 67  2 .f  Mr.  Beadle 
was  of  Salem,  mariner,  and  proceeded, 
sometime  after  the  date  of  the  grant,  to 
erect  a  house  upon  the  lot ;  but  before  he 
had  completed  the  house,  for  thirty-four 
pounds  sterling,  he  conveyed  to  Robert 
Stone  of  Salem,  seaman,  "  the  frame  of  a 
dwelling  house,  soe  far  as  the  carpenters 
work  was  now  done  to  it,  as  it  stands, 
raised,  with  all  ye  clabords,  boards  & 
shingles  that  belongs  to  it,  &  now  lyes 
in  place  at  or  neere  the  said  frame,  with 
six  windowes  to  be  sett  up,  according  to 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  124,  leaf  170. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  163,  leaf  215. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  15,  leaf  121. 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  24,  leaf  197. 
tSee  records  of  the  selectmen  of  Salem  of  that 



my  first  agreement  with  the  carpenter, 
alsoe  y®  ground  y®  sd  frame  stands  upon 
&  is  there  adjoining,  that  belonges 
thereto,"  etc.  being  this  lot,  April  12, 
1676.*  Mr.  Stone  died  before  June  24, 
1690,  when  the  inventory  of  his  estate 
was  taken,  possessed  of  the  house  in 
which  his  daughter  Sarah  and  her  hus- 
band Jacob  Manning  then  lived.  The 
house,  shop  and  lot  were  appraised  at 
fifty  pounds.  Mrs.  Manning  apparently 
became  the  sole  owner  of  the  house  and 
lot;  and  died  before  Oct.  25,  1756,  when 
administration  was  granted  upon  her  es- 
tate. The  house  was  then  called  "an  old 
house  "  and  together  with  the  land,  was 
appraised  at  fifty  three  pounds,  six 
shillings  and  eight  pence.  The 
estate  was  divided  Dec.  31,  1756,  among 
the  children  of  the  deceased,  Katherine 
Berr>',  Mary  Booth  and  Sarah  Manning 
being  assigned  the  western  half  of  the 
house  and  lot,  and  Samuel  Manning  and 
Benjamin  Manning  the  eastern  half.  John 
Booth  of  Salem,  laborer,  and  wife  Mary, 
and  Sarah  Manning  of  Salem,  spinster, 
for  seventeen  pounds,  fifteen  shillings  and 
six  pence,  conveyed  their  interest  to  their 
sister  Katharine  Berry  of  Salem,  widow, 
Jan.  I,  i757.t  Mrs.  Berry,  for  twenty- 
six  pounds,  thirteen  shillings  and  three 
pence,  conveyed  the  interest  she  then  pos- 
sessed to  her  brother  Benjamin  Manning 
of  Salem,  mariner,  Oct.  20,  1757.I 
Samuel  Manning  of  Oxford,  gunsmith, 
for  five  pounds,  six  shillings  and  eight 
pence,  conveyed  his  fifth  interest  in  the 
house  and  lot  to  Benjamin  Manning  Oct. 
2  7>  i756.§  Benjamin  removed  the  old 
house  before  1768,  when  he  died. 

Mary  Cheever  House,  and  Samuel 
Cheever  and  Samuel  Hayward  Lots. 
These  lots  comprised  the  lot  of  land 
which  was  granted  by  the  selectmen  of 
Salem  to  Peter  Cheever  of  Salem,  glover, 
April  5,  1672.  He  conveyed,  for  eighteen 
pounds  and  one  shilling,  the  southwestern 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  134. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  104,  leaf  60. 
TEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  106,  leaf  75. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  104,  leaf  155. 

portion  (within  the  dashes)  of  the  Samu- 
el Hayward  lot  with  a  shop  thereon,  to 
Nathaniel  Beadle,  3d,  of  Salem,  cord- 
wainer,  March  31,  1699.*  Mr.  Beadle, 
for  nineteen  pounds  and  sixteen  shillings, 
conveyed  the  same  property  to  Samuel 
Hayward  of  Salem,  cooper,  Aug.  26, 
1699.*  Mr.  Cheever  died  possessed  of 
the  remainder  of  this  entire  lot  in  the 
summer  of  1699,  having  in  his  will  de- 
vised the  remainder  of  the  Samuel  Hay- 
ward lot  to  his  son  Peter  Cheever. 
Peter,  who  also  lived  in  Salem,  glover, 
for  seven  pounds,  conveyed  it  to  Samuel 
Hayward  Nov.  22,  1699  ;t  ^iid  Mr.  Hay- 
ward owned  the  whole  of  his  lot  for  several 
years  after  1700. 

Mr.  Cheever  devised  the  lot  marked 
"Samuel  Cheever,"  and  the  butcher's 
shop  thereon,  to  his  son  Samuel  Cheever 
of  Salem,  seaman,  who  conveyed  the 
property,  for  fourteen  pounds  and  five 
shillings,  to  Thomas  Medcalf  of  Ipswich, 
husbandman,  Jan.  3,  1699- 1700. J 

Mr.  Cheever  devised  the  remainder  of 
his  lot  and  the  house  to  his  wife  Mary 
Cheever,  the  house  and  the  portion  of 
the  lot  he  then  possessed  being  valued  at 
one  hundred  and  ten  pounds.  Mrs. 
Cheever,  for  eighty- five  pounds,  conveyed 
the  house  called  "  a  small  old  house,"  and 
ten  rods  of  land  around  it  to  James  Cheev- 
er of  Salem,  turner,  March  7,  1727-8. § 
Mr.  Cheever  removed  the  house  before 
1763,  when  his  death  occurred. 

Richard  Prince  House.  This  lot  was 
granted  by  the  town  in  town  meeting 
7  :  I  mo :  1669-70,  to  Richard  Prince,  jr., 
the  records  being  as  follows  :  "  Graunted 
that  Rich  Prince  Jun  shall  purchafe  a 
houfe  lott  of  the  fame  quantity  in  the 
Range  of  land  next  to  Daniell  Rumbals ;" 
and  the  selectmen,  at  a  meeting  Sept.  25, 
167 1,  "  Laid  out  to  m^  Richard  Prince  A 
houfe  lott  downe  in  the  Common  Right 
ouer  Against  Michel  Chaplmans  houfe, 
and  he  is  to  pay  the  Towne  fine  pownds 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  13,  leaf  196. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  14,  leaf  43. 
J  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  18,  leaf  4. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  46,  leaf  167. 



for  it;  for  w«^  is  debito'*  to  the  Towne 
Still,  it  Containes  in  Length  running 
North  and  South,  about  Seauen  rodd  & 
fower  foote  and  in  breadth  fewer  redd  & 
halfe."  Mr.  Prince  died  in  September, 
1702,  having  in  his  will  devised  the  estate 
to  his  three  sons  Richard,  Joseph  and 
John  equally.  Joseph  died  in  1703,  and 
John  soon  afterward.  Richard  was  his 
brothers'  heir.  He  lived  here,  and  took 
down  the  house,  building  a  new  one  in  its 
place,  some  years  before  his  death,  which 
occurred  in  or  before  1753. 


Continued  from  volume  VIII^  Po^g^  J 12. 

Court,  26  :  I  :  1650. 

"  John  Endecot  Efquire  Gov^" 

Judges :  Mr.  Symon  Broadstreet,  Mr. 
Samuell  Symonds  and  Capt.  Robert 

Jury  of  trials :  Willm  Bartholmew, 
Mathy  Boyce,  Symon  Tomson,  Christo- 
pher Ossgood,  John  Wiate,  John  Prock- 
ter,  Willm  Goodhue,  John  Sanders, 
Abraham  Tappan,  George  Little,  Jeames 
Barker  and  John  Tod  ;  and  Jacob  Barney 
in  room  of  Mr.  Bartholmew  for  one  action. 

Will  of  Robert  Johnson  of  Rowley 
proved.     Inventory  filed. 

Will  of  Mr.  Thomas  Nelson  proved. 
Inventory  filed. 

John  Ward  v.  Mr.  John  Clarke.  Tried 
at  Salem  in  1648. 

Richard  Shattswell  v.  Zacheous  Goold. 
About  a  stray  mare.  In  the  margin  ap- 
pear the  names  of  Richard  Longhorne, 
Richard  Homes  and  Robert  Swan. 

Mr.  William  Payne  v.  Mr.  John  Tom- 
son.  Verdict  that  all  fish  made  by  Mr. 
Stephen  Sergent's  three  boats  at  his  stage 
at  Stare  Island,  with  houses,  salt  stages, 
etc.,  seized  by  defendant,  be  returned  to 

Edmond  Farington  v.  Mr.  Adam  Win- 
trop  attorney  of  Capt.  Stephen  Wintrop. 

John  Ward  v.  Mr.  John  Clarke.  For 
bringing  his  estate  out  of  England,  and 
for  use  of  his  money  since  9th  month, 

Robert  Starkeweathr  v.  Thomas  White. 

Mr.  William  Payne  v.  Mr.  Robert  Sal- 

Mr.  Robert  Saltingstall  v.  Mr.  William 

["m^  Paine  affermed  to  mee,  that 
many  of  thofe  comodities,  w^^  my  broth- 
e*^  Rob""'  reed  of  him  were  for  the  ufe  of 
my  fath"^^  eftate  upon  w*'^  I  relying  did 
receive  fatiffaction  in  cattle  out  of  my 
fath"  eftate,  w*^*^  being  given  in  upon  ac- 
count hee  accepted  for  ought  I  know. 

"  Richrd  Saltonfall." 
— Filesr^ 

Thomas  Varnye,  son  of  William  Varnye, 
being  bound  unto  WiUiam  Bartholomew  of 
Ipswich  for  fourteen  years,  is  now  assigned 
to  Mr.  Henry  Bartholmew  of  Salem. 

John  Coolye,  being  aged,  and  having 
fits,  whereby  he  falls,  is  freed  from  train- 

John  Perkins,  sr.,  being  above  sixty 
years  old,  is  freed  from  ordinary  train- 

Thomas  Leigh,  aged  above  seventy 
years,  is  freed  from  ordinary  training. 

Joseph  Medcalfe,  in  regard  of  his  lame- 
ness in  one  arm  and  deafness  on  one  side 
of  his  head,  is  freed  from  ordinary  train- 

Thomas  Rolinson,  Mr.  Samuell  Apple- 
ton,  Philip  Fowlar  and  Steph.  Jordon,  on 
account  of  age,  etc.,  are  freed  from  ordi- 
nary training. 

Henry  Bartholmew  of  Salem  appointed 
administrator  of  the  estate  of  Robert 
Norington  who  was  drowned  near  Marble- 

Frances  Jordon  appointed  to  execute 
corporal  punishment. 

John  Perry e  of  Newbury,  for  abusive 
carriages  to  his  wife,  bound  to  good 
behavior,  and  to  sit  one  hour  in  stocks  at 

Anthonye  Mose  fined  five  pounds  for 
digging  a  pit  and  not  filling  it  up  whereby 
a  child  was  drowned. 

Joseph  Withe  committed  to  Georg  Git- 
tens.  Edward  Gillman  claims  a  right  to 



Joseph  Langton  and  Willm  Rayner 
fined  for  excessive  drinking. 

Tho  :  Fiske  and  Tho  :  White  said  that 
Joseph  Langton  said  that  John  Baker 
owed  him  two  or  three  quarts  of  wine. 

Thomas  Scott  to  learn  Mr.  Norton's 
catechism  or  pay  a  fine. 

John  Bucke  fined  for  stealing  wheat, 
and  to  pay  his  dame  costs  of  court. 

John  Broadstreet  whipped  for  lying. 

Roger  Langton  and  Joseph  Laughton 
bound  for  appearance  of  the  latter  at  next 

Mr.  Hubard  ordered  to  repair  highway 
to  Wennam  pond. 

Town  of  Ipswich  to  repair  highway. 

Town  of  Ipswich  acquitted  for  not  lay- 
ing out  highway  to  Gloster,  as  it  is  done. 
Court,  24  :  7  :  1650. 

Judges :  Mr.  John  Endecott,  deputy 
gov"",  Mr.  Symon  Broadstreet,  Mr.  Sam- 
uell  Symonds  and  Capt.  Robert  Bridges. 

Grand  jury :  Mr.  Willm  Bartholmew, 
Tho :  Rolinson,  sr.,  Daniell  Warner, 
Tho  :  Howlett,  Mark  Symonds,  Tho  Bish- 
op, Willm  Inglish,  Willm  Moodye,  Arche- 
las  Woodman,  John  Merill,  Tho  :  Mighell, 
John  Remington,  Willm  Assye,  Hugh 
Smith  and  Rich  :  Barker. 

Jury  of  trials :  George  Gittens,  Thomas 
Smith,  Thomas  Tre dwell,  John  Perkins, 
jr.,  Joseph  Reding,  Maxemilion  Jewet, 
Willm  Jackson,  Rich:  Longhorne,  John 
Person,  Thom :  Milard  (also,  Mylard), 
Benjamin  Swett  and  John  Knight. 

Court  adjourned  a  fortnight. 

Tho  :  Clarke  v.  Anthony  Potter.  Tres- 

Made  freemen:  Tho:  Milard,  John 
Knight  and  Ben :  Swet  of  Newbury  and 
Tho  :  Smith  of  Ipswich. 

Edmond  Farington  v.  Willm  Flint. 
Trespass  for  taking  away  hay. 

George  Gittens  and  Joseph  Reding, 
jurymen,  fined  for  not  appearing. 

Willm  Mouer  (also,  Moore)  v.  Isack 

Hugh  Sherrat  v.  Tristram  Coffin,  Dan- 
iel Perce  and  John  Chator. 

Mr.  Symon  Broadstreet  v.  William  Rob- 

Larence  Turner  v.  Henry  Lenord  and 
wife  Mary.     Defamation. 

Larence  Turner  v.  John  Hard  man. 

John  Bond  v.  John  Hardman  (also, 
Herdman).     Slander. 

John  West  v.  Marke  Symonds  Edward 
Browne  and  John  Knolton.    De.famation. 

Mr.  Jeames  Noyce  v.  John  Tillieson. 
For  killing  a  mare. 

Erasmus  Jeames  and  wife  Jane  v.  Peeter 
Pittford  and  Edward  Pittford.  Slander, 
for  calling  her  a  witch. 

Mr.  William  Payne  v.  Edmond  Green- 
leife  and  Stephen  Kent. 

Henry  Lenord  v.  Larence  Turner  and 
wife.     Battery. 

Captain  Brigham  v.  Edward  Gofe. 
About  the  sale  of  the  ship  Zebulon. 
Rich :  Longhorne  swore  to  service. 

Abraham  Tappan  and  Richard  Browne 
V.  Tho :  Tresslar. 

Will  of  Mr.  William  Belingham  of  Row- 
ley proved. 

Henry  Somersbye,  being  chosen  by  the 
town  of  Newbury,  is  licensed  to  keep 
an  ordinary  when  Mr.  Greenlife  gives 

Joseph  Armentage  attached  Mr.  Samuell 
Winsloe,  but  did  not  enter  the  action. 

Mary  Bidgood,  being  required  to  ap- 
pear for  not  repairing  to  her  husband  in 
England,  neighbors  testified  that  he 
could  not  maintain  her,  nor  required  her 
to  come  to  him,  and  by  his  letters  had 
left  her  to  herself  and  her  friends  here. 
She  is  permitted  to  remain  for  the  pres- 

Humphrey  Broadstreet  and  John  Broad- 
street hath  their  bond  of  good  behavior 

Jo :  Tilleson,  Mr.  John  Spencer, 
Nicolas    Noice,    Richard    Browne,    Tho 

D and  Robt  Lovitt  — for  saying  that 

the  elders  would  transgress  for  a  morsel  of 

John  Herdman  and  Henry  Lenord 
bound  for  the  former's  appearance  at  the 
next  court. 

Larence  Turner  attached  Henry  Len- 
ord, but  did  not  enter  the  writ. 



Anthony  Mose  had  been  fined. 

John  Tillison  fined  for  his  many  offen- 
ces, and  bound  to  good  behavior.  Tho  ; 
Colman  and  Willm  Tittman  sureties. 

Mr.  Henrye  Sevvall  fined  and  to  make 
humble  acknowledgment  in  the  chuich 
of  Rowley  in  one  month  and  to  pay 
twelve  shillings  to  Mathy  Boyce.  [Henry 
Sewell,  sr.,  of  Rowley  was  presented, 
lo :  8  mo:  1650,  for  disturbance  in 
the  time  of  the  public  ordinances. 
Witnesses :  Ezekiel  Rogers  and  Lt. 
Remington.  Also  presented  for  doing 
violence  upon  the  son  of  William  Acey  of 
Rowley  and  drawing  blood.  Witnesses  : 
The  mother  and  sister  of  the  child. 
— Files.'] 

John  and  Larance  Turner  bound  to 
bring  in  Sarah  Turner. 

Sarah  Turner  to  be  whipped  for  her 
many  offences. 

John  Bond  to  sit  in  the  stock  half  an 
hour  for  his  misdemeanor. 

John  Wiate  freed  from  ordinary  train- 
ing, paying  five  shillings  to  the  use  of 
the  company  per  annum. 

Mr.  Hubard  is  given  more  time  on  Mr. 
John  Whitingham's  inventory. 

Jafery  Sknelling  to  be  whipped  for 
divers  lies  and  bound  to  good  behavior 
for  suspicion  of  filthiness. 

[Goodwife  Symons  and  Willm  Symons 
deposed,  in  court,  11  (8)  1650,  that  Jcff- 
ry  Snelling  said  that  he  saw  Goodwife 
Morse  stealing  peas. — Files.'] 

Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Willm  Symons, 
to  be  whipped  for  filthiness. 

John  Sparke  bound  to  his  brother-in- 
law  Obadiah  Wood  for  five  years. 

The  court  consents  that  Samuell  Sparke 
be  bound  apprentice  to  William  Inglish 
for  seven  years,  "  only  reserving  to  have 
the  consent  of  his  Brother  for  the  last 

Walter  Roper,  being  summoned,  al- 
lowed costs. 

Constables  paid  for  keeping  "pris- 

Five  shillings,  sixpences  allowed  to  the 
house  and  one  shilling  where  Mr.  Broad- 
street  lay. 

Thomas  Scott  did  not  come  to  make 
known  that  he  had  learned  Mr.  Norton's 

To  be  continued. 


The  will  of  John  Perkins  of  Ipswich 
was  proved  in  the  Ipswich  court  26:7: 
1654.  The  following  copy  was  taken  from 
the  original  instrument  on  file  in  the  pro- 
bate office  in  Salem 

28th  of  firft  m°  called  March  1654 
I  John  Perkines  the  Elder  of  Ipfwich 
being  at  this  tyme  fick  and  weake  in  body 
yet  through  the  mercy  and  goodnes  of 
the  Lord  retaining  my  vnderftanding 
and  memory  :  Do  thus  Difpofe  of  and  be- 
queath my  Temporale  eftate  as  ffoUoweh 
firft  I  Doe  giue  and  bequeath  vnto  my 
Eldeft  fonn  John  Perkines  a  foale  of 
my  young  mare  being  new  with  foale 
if  it  pleafe  the  Lord  fhee  foale  it 
well  alfo  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  fonn 
Johns  two  fonnes  John  and  Abraham  to 
each  of  them  one  of  my  yearleing  heyfers  : 
alfo  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  fonn 
Thomas  Perkines  one  cow  and  one  hey- 
fer  alfo  I  give  &  bequeath  to  his  fonn 
John  Perkines  one  ewe  to  be  delivered 
for  her  vfe  at  the  next  f hearing  tyne  alfo 
I  doe  give  and  bequeath  to  my  Daughter 
Elizabeth  Sarieant  one  cow  and  an  heyfer 
to  be  to  her  and  her  children  after  her 
Deceafe  as  it  may  pleafe  ye  Lord  they 
may  increafe  the  proffits  or  increafe  to  be 
equelly  Devided  amongft  the  fayde  chil- 
dren alfo  I  Doe  give  to  my  Daughter 
mary  Bradery  one  cow  and  one  heyfer  or 
a  young  fteer  to  remaine  to  her  &  to  her 
children  in  theyr  increafe  or  proffits  it 
fhall  pleafe  the  Lord  to  bleff  them  and  to 
be  equaly  Devided  to  the  children :  alfo 
I  Doe  give  and  bequeath  to  my  Daughter 
Lidia  Bennitt  one  cow  and  one  heyfer  or 
fteere  to  be  equaly  Devided  to  her  chil- 
dren in  theyr  increafe  or  proffits  after  her 
Deceafe  :  I  Doe  alfo  give  vnto  my  Grand- 
childe  Thomas  Bradbery  one  ewe  to  be 
fett  apart  for  his  vfe  at  ye  next  fhearing 
tyne  :  alfo  I  Doe  give  and  bequeath  vnto 



my  fonn  Jacob  Perkines  my  Dwelling 
houfe  together  with  all  the  outhowfeing, 
and  all  my  landes  of  one  kinde  and  other 
together  with  all  improvements  therevpon 
to  be  his  in  full  pofeffion  according  to  a 
former  covenant,  after  the  deceafe  of  my 
wyfe  and  nott  before  and  fo  to  remaine 
to  him  and  to  his  heires  forever :  all  the 
reft  of  my  eftate  of  one  kinde  and  other 
I  Doe  wholy  leave  to  my  Deare  wife  Ju- 
deth  Perkines  apointing  and  ordaining  my 
fayde  wyfe  the  fole  Executrix  of  this  my 
Laft  will  and  Teitament  Defiring  my  fayde 
wife  to  Difpofe  of  the  cattell  aboue  men- 
tioned according  to  her  difcrefion  as  they 
fhall  ^lo/per  fteeref  or  heyfers  as  alfo  to 
Difpoie  of  fome  of  the  mcxeafe  or  fome  of 
the  increafe  of  the  fheep  to  ||the||  chil- 
dren of  my  fonn  Thomas  and  of  my  three 
Daughters  at  the  Difcrefion  of  my  fayde 
wife  and  this  I  Doe  ordaine  as  my  Laft 
will  and  Teftament  fubfcribed  with  mine 
owne  hand  this  twenty  eighth  Day  of  y^ 
firft  month  1654 

figned  in  pre  fence  of  John  fj  Perkines 
William  Bartholmew  his  ^  mark 

Thomas  Harris 


Margaret  Berry  of  Manchester  married 
Asa  Adams  of  Hamilton  Oct.  10,  1796. 
— Hamilton  town  records. 

Meriam  Berry  married  James  McAdams 
Nov.  3,  1790. 

Widow  Jane  Berry  of  Haverhill  mar- 
ried Valentine  Hickey,  "  a  transient  per- 
son,'|  July  19,  1789. 

Alice  Berry  married  Stephen  Knight 
May  17,  1795. 

Abigail  Berry  married  Stephen  Web- 
ster, jr.,  Feb.  21,  1722-3. 

John  Berry  married  Jenny  Frink ;  chil- 
dren :  Meriam,  born  Aug.  16,  1772  ;  Elias, 
born  Aug.  8,  1774 ;  John,  born  March  12, 
1777 ;  Caleb,  born  Oct.  25,  1779. 

Zebediah  Johnson,  son  ol  the  widow 
Jenny  Berry,  born  May  9,  1785. 

— Haverhill  town  records, 

Thomas  Berry  of  Ipswich  died  before 
May  II,  1693,  when  administration  was 

granted  on  his  estate  to  Agnes,  wife  of 
Giles  Cowes  of  Ipswich.  His  daughter 
Agnes  married  Gyles  Cowes  Feb.  27, 
1672,  in  Ipswich.  Three  pounds  of  Mr. 
Berry's  estate  was  in  the  hands  of  widow 
Berry. — Probate  records  and  county  rec- 

Capt.  Thomas  Berry'  of  Boston  married 
Margaret  Rogers  (daughter  of  John  Rog- 
ers, president  of  Harvard  college)  of  Ip- 
swich Dec.  28,  1686;  lived  in  Boston, 
where  he  died  about  1696;  she  married, 
secondly,  John  Leverett,  president  of 
Harvard  college,  Nov.  25,  1697;  and 
died  June  7, 1720,  at  the  age  of  fifty- four. 
Children  of  Thomas  and  Margaret  Berry  : 

1.  Margaret,^  born  in  Boston  June  25, 
1692.  2.  Elizabeth,^  born  in  Ipswich 
Sept.  20,  1693  ;  married  Daniel  Appleton 
of  Ipswich  June  8,  17 15;  she  died  at 
Cambridge  Nov.  28,  1773,  being  known 
as  "  Madam  Elizabeth  Appleton."  3. 
Thomas,^  born  in  Boston  March  19, 1694- 
5  ;  graduated  at  Harvard  college,  1 7 1 2  ; 
lived  in  Ipswich ;  was  colonel,  representa- 
tive, justice  of  the  court  of  common  pleas, 
judge  of  the  probate  court  for  the  county 
of  Essex,  of  the  governor's  council,  1735- 
1751,  and  an  eminent  physician;  mar- 
ried, first,  Martha  Rogers  (daughter  of 
Rev.  John  Rogers)  of  Ipswich  (published 
24  :  6  :  1717)  ;  she  died  Aug.  25,  1727, 
at  the  age  of  thirty-three ;  he  married,  sec- 
ond, EHzabeth  Turner  of  Salem  May  2, 
1728;  he  died  Aug.  10,  1756,  at  the  age 
of  sixty-one;  in  his  will  be  gave  fifty 
pounds  to  the  South  church  in  Ipswich, 
with  which  to  procure  a  piece  of  plate ; 
his  wife,  known  as  *' Madam  Elizabeth 
Berry,"  died  in  1775  ;  administration  on 
her  estate  being  granted  Aug.  i,  1775  ; 
his  children,  born  in  Ipswich,  were  as  fol- 
lows :  I .  Thomas,3  baptized  July  20,  1 7 1 8  ; 

2.  Elizabeth,3  born  Feb.  28,  1 730-1; 
died  Dec.  19,  1735;  3.  Thomas,3  born 
Sept.  17,  1732;  died  Nov.  17,  1736;  4. 
Mary,3  baptized  Aug.  11, 1734  ;  died,  an 
infant,  Dec.  12,  1735  ;  5.  Elizabeth,3  bap- 
tized Nov.  9,  1737  ;  married  Joseph  How 
(published  Dec.  9,  1758)  ;  and  died  be- 
fore 1768:   6.  Thomas,3  born   July    29, 



1740;  7.  John,3  born  Feb.  26,  1742; 
lived  in  Ipswich ;  yeoman  and  merchant ; 
married  Abigail  Wise  (published  July  3, 
1762) ;  he  died  in  Ipswich  Feb.  21,  1774; 
she  married,  secondly,  John  Harris  ,  4th 
(published  Jan.  18,  1776];  and  was  liv- 
ing in  Ipswich  in  1781 ;  children  of  John 
and  Abigail  Berry,  born  in  Ipswich : 
Elizabeth,4  born  June  24,  1763;  Thomas4, 
baptized  Dec.  9,  1764;  Abigail,^  baptized 
Jan.  14,  1770  j  married  Moses  Lord,  jr., 
Sept.  15,  1794;  and  Mary,4  born  Feb.  23, 
1772  ;  married  William  Rust  of  Amherst, 
N.  H.,  Nov.  29,  1792. — Records, 

Peter  Berry  married  Susannah  Dooke 
(published  Dec.  23,  1710)  ;  and  he  died 
Feb.  3,  1758.  Children:  Susannah,  bap- 
tized 20  :  5  :  1712  ;  married  Ezekiel  Hunt 
(published  April  15,  1715)  ;  Sarah,  bap- 
tized April  4,  1 7 14;  published  to  Mich- 
ael Holland  Nov.  30,  1735  j  Peter,  bap- 
tized 22  :  7  :  1717  ;  Elizabeth,  baptized 
13:  10:  1719;  married  Daniel  Lakeman 
(published  Dec.  11,  1742);  Dorothy, 
baptized  Aug.  4,  1723  :  and  John,  bap- 
tized June  25,  1727. 

Joseph  Berry  published  to  Sarah  Spiller 
29  :  7 :  1716. 

Sarah  Berry  published  to  William  Lake- 
man  Nov.  20,  1724. 

— Ipswich  town  records. 

Children  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth  Ber- 
ry :  Thomas,  born  March  14,  1694-5; 
died  April  4,  1695  ;  Samuel,  born  June 
25,  1697. 

William  Berry  married  Anna  Wayt  May 

i3>  1752. 

— Lynn  town  records, 
Hannah    Berry   married   Cyrus   Stiles 
Oct.  29,  1789. — Middle  ton  town  records. 


Queries  are  inserted  for  one  cent  a  word. 
Answers  are  solicited. 

442.  Wanted,  ancestries  of  (i)  James 
Nourse  and  (2)  Elizabeth  Mansfield, 
married  at  Lynn,  1785;  (3)  Jacob  In- 
galls  and  (4)  Mary  Tucker,  married  at 
Lynn,  1737;  (5)  John  Farrington  and 
(6)    Abigail    Fuller,   married   at    Lynn, 

1720;  and  (7)  Sarah  Farrington  who 
married  Joseph  Breed  at  Lynn,  1683; 
also  (8)  maiden  name  and  ancestry  of 
Mary  (wife  of  Hugh)  Alley,  who  died, 
1674;  and  (9)  name  and  ancestry  of 
wife  of  Allen  Breed  who  died,  1692. 
New  York,  N.  Y.  j.  d.  l. 

443.  Wanted,  ancestry  of  John  Goss 
who  married,  July  30,  1728,  at  Bradford, 
Mass.,    Mehitable     Bailey,    daughter    of 
James3  and  Hannah  (Wood)  Bailey. 

Manchester,  N,  H.  a.  r.  w.  l. 

444.  Wanted,  ancestry  of  Nathaniel 
Stacy,  born  Ipswich,  Sept.  16,  1752,  of 
Samuel  Stacy  and  Hannah  Ayres,  pub- 
lished June  21,  1746.  c.  E.  s. 

New  Haven,  Conn, 


216.  Leader  Nelson's  father,  Joseph 
Nelson,  was  son  of  Matthew  Nelson  of 
Portsmouth,  N.  H.  The  latter  was  in 
Portsmouth's  tithing  men's  list  in  1678; 
and  his  first  recorded  deeds  of  land  were 
in  Newington  on  the  river,  in  1679, 
nearly  opposite  where  Charles  Nelson 
had  bought  land  on  the  eastern  shore  in 
1675.  Savage's  Genealogical  Dictionary 
states  that  in  1684  he  had  a  wife  Jane 
(Rawlings?),  and  that  in  1690  he  was 
solicitor  for  Massachusetts.  He  had  a 
second  wife  Agnes  (Hunking?).  He 
lived  later  in  Portsmouth  town,  and  last 
on  "  Walford's  Plantation  "  at  the  head 
of  Sagamore  Creek,  in  Portsmouth,  which 
he  bought  in  1697.  He  died  before 
April    II,  1 713.     His  children   were   as 

follows  :  ,  who  married   Nathaniel 

Tuckerman  in  1708 ;  John,  who  died,  un- 
married, about  1720;  Matthew,  who  mar- 
ried Mary  Cotton  in  June,  1715  ;  Joseph, 
whose  wife  was  Ann  (Leader?)  ;  Mark, 
who  married  widow  Elizabeth  Man,  a 
daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Kennard, 
Dec.  2Z,  1732.  There  were  very  proba- 
bly the  following  named  children,  also : 
James,  who  was  in  the  "  expedition  east- 
ward "  about  1 7 10;  Abigail,  who  married 
Josiah  Moses  Nov.  12,  1719;  William, 
who  married   Margaret  Swaine   Dec.  29, 



1726 ;  and  Elizabeth,  who  married  Benja- 
min Cowell  Nov.  27,  1729.  Many  of 
the  descendants  of  Matthew,  Joseph  and 
Mark  have  been  traced.  John,  of  Exeter, 
was  son  of  Matthew.  Leader's  son  Sam- 
uel probably  settled  in  Barnstead,  N.  H., 
but  further  information  about  that  is 
desired.— /^^«^.  Moses,  Strafford,  N.H. 
293.  Elizabeth,  wife,  first  of  John 
Kingsbury  of  Rowley  and  Haverhill,  and, 
second,  in  1672,  of  Peter  Green,  was 
probably  daughter  of  Elizabeth  Button  of 
Haverhill,  as  Elizabeth  Batten  of  Haver- 
hill conveyed  to  her  "  son-in-law  "  Peter 
Green  land  in  Haverhill  Dec.  7,  1673,  by 
deed  recorded  in  Old  Norfolk  County 
Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  75.  The  witnesses 
to  the  deed  were  Henry  Kinsberry  and 
Joseph  Kinsberry. — Ed. 


A  Chase  Chart.  Mr.  Francis  Nelson 
Chase  of  Lowell,  Mass.,  has  published 
his  ancestral  chart  mounted  upon  cloth. 
It  gives  his  descent  in  its  many  lines,  and 
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arms,  and  a  drawing  of  the  old  Chase 
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On  the  Formation  of  Local  Collec- 
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This  is  an  important  paper  read  at  the 
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tory Society  at  the  Alderbrook  farm,  July 
20,  1904,  by  Mr.  Robinson  of  the  Pea- 
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Ezekiel  Cheever,  Schoolmaster.  By 
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monographs.  The  introduction  is  by  Ed- 
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biography  of  Master  Cheever,  who  *was 
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in  Charlestown,  1661-1670;  and  in  Bos- 

ton, being  master  of  the  Latin  School, 
1671-1708.  He  taught  up  to  his  last  ill- 
ness, dying  Sept.  12,  1708,  when  ninety- 
three  years  of  age.  Among  the  illustra- 
tions is  a  half-tone  cut  of  the  tablet  to 
Master  Cheever's  memory  in  the  Boston 
Latin  School. 

Chipmans  of  America.  By  Alberto 
Lee  Chipman.  Poland,  Me.,  1904.  Be- 
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The  volume  contains  232  pages,  but  has 
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half-tone  cuts  of  the  author  and  Rev. 
Richard  Manning  Chipman  of  Harwinton, 
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Conn.,  and  Athol,  Mass.,  and  a  colored 
print  of  the  English  arms  of  Chipman. 
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and  some  of  his  Descendants.  By  Albert 
Oren  Cummins.  Montpelier,  Vt,  1904. 
Mr.  Cummins  has  completed  his  exten- 
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of  the  American  Cummings  family.  The 
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The  Essex  Antiquarian. 

Vol.  IX. 

Salem,  Mass.,  April,  1905. 

No.  2. 


T9E  surname  of  Blasdell  is  also 
spelled  in  early  records  in  Essex  county 
Blaisdell,  Blaisdill^  Biasdale,  Blasdel^ 
Bias  dill ^  Blase  dill,  B  lass  dell,  Blazdale, 
Blazdel,  Blazdell  diwd  Blesdale. 

The  American  ancestor  of  this  family 

Ralph  Blasdell',  a  tailor.  He  lived 
in  Salisbury  as  early  as  1640,  having  come 
from  York,  Me.     He  married  Elizabeth 

;   and  died   between    1648    and 

1650.  His  wife  Elizabeth  survived  him  ; 
and  died  in  Salisbury,  his  widow,  "  about 
ye  middle  of  August,  1667." 

Children  : — 

2 — I.  Henry,'' b.  about  1632.   See  below  {2). 

3 — n.  Sarah,^  d.  17:  II :  1646,  in  Salisbury. 

4 — III.         Mary,'^  b.    5:    I  mo:  1641;  m.,  first, 

Joseph  Stowers  before  1667;   lived 

in  Charlestown,    where    he  d.     in 

1672;    she   m.,     second,     William 

Starling  Dec.  19,   1676,    and  lived 

in  Haverhill,  where  she  d.  May  29, 


Henry  Blasdell^,  born  about  1632. 
He  was  a  planter  or  husbandman  and 
tailor,  and  lived  in  that  part  of  Salisbury 
that  was  set  off  as  Amesbury  in  1666.  He 
married,  first,  Mary  Haddon  before  1657  ; 
and  she  died  in  Amesbury  Dec.  12,  1691. 

He  married,    second,    Elizabeth  

before  1702  ;  and  he  died  between  1705 
and  1707. 

Children : — 
5 — I.  Ebenezer,^  b.  17:  8  :  1657,  in  Salis- 

bury.    See  below  (j). 
6 — II.  Mary,^  b.    May  29,   1660,   in   Salis- 

bury.    D.  W.  Hoyt  states  that  she 
married  Robert  Rawlins. 
7 — in.  Henry,=*  b.  April   28,   1663,  in  Salis- 

bury.    See  below  (7). 

8— IV. 

9— V. 

10 — VI. 

II — VII. 

12 — VIII. 

13— IX. 

Elizabeth,'  b.  about  1665.  This 
child  is  given  by  D.  W.  Hoyt,  who 
says  she  probably  m.  John-Hunting- 

Ralph,=^  b.  about  1667;  laborer; 
lived  in  Amesbury;  d.  Jan.  11, 
1691,  probably  unmarried. 

John,'  b.  May  27,  1668  (D.  W. 
Hoyt).     See  below  (lo). 

Sarah,' b.  Nov.  II,  1671;  m.  Ste- 
phen Flanders  June  20,  1706, 
in  Amesbury. 

Jonathan,'  b.  Oct.  11,  1676.  See 
below  {12). 

Samuel,'  "6th  son";  d.  in  Amesbury 
Oct.  3,  1683. 

Ebenezer  Blasdell3,  born  in  Salisbury 
17:  8:  1657.  He  was  a  husbandman 
and  cooper,  and  lived  in  Amesbury.  He 
married  Sarah  Colby  about  1680;  and 
died  Aug.  10,  17 10,  in  Amesbury.  She 
survived  him,  and  died  in  Amesbury,  his 
widow,  March  14,  1711. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbuiy  : — 
14 — I.  Ephraim,*  b.  about  1682.     See  below 


15— n.  Thomas,*  d.  before  1712  (D.  W. 

16 — III.  Ebenezer/ b.  Dec.  29,  1686;  cooper; 
lived  in  Amesbury  until  171 2  when 
he  settled  in  York,  Me. ;  pub.  to 
Sarah  Chase  of  Newbury  Feb.  5, 
1708-9;  m.  Abigail  (Ingerson),  wid- 
ow of  Joseph  Jenkins  of  York 
about  1 71 2.  He  had  a  large  family. 

17 — IV.  Eleanor,*  b.  Nov.  30,  1688;  d.  Jan. 
19,   1688-9. 

18 — V.         Mary,"  d.  young  (D.  W.  Hoyt). 

19 — VI.  Ralph,*  b.  April  21,  1692.  See  be- 
low (/9). 

20— VII.  Sarah/  b.  July  27,  1694;  unmarried 
in  1713. 

Henry   Blasdell3,   born  in  Salisbury 
April  28,  1663.     He  was  a  husbandman 



and  tailor,  and  lived  in  Amesbury.     He 

married,  first,  Mary  in  or   before 

1686  ;  and  she  was  his  wife  in  1690.  He 
married,  second,  Hannah  (Rowell),  widow 
of  Thomas  Colby  of  Amesbury  about 
1691  ;  and  she  died  in  Amesbury  Aug.  9, 
1707.  He  married,  third,  Dorothy 
Martin  Oct.  27,  1707.  He  died  before 
March  11,  1707-8,  when  administration 
was  granted  upon  his  estate ;  and  his  wife 
Dorothy  survived  him.  He  had  "  a  garri- 
son house,"  valued  at  one  pound,  inven- 
toried with  his  other  estate.  His 
widow  Dorothy  married,  secondly,  Thomas 
Ayers  of  Haverhill,  widower,  March  7, 

Children : — 
21—1.  Henry.'*     See  below  {21). 

22 — II.  Mary/  m.  Samuel  Clough,  jr.,  of 
Amesbury,  husbandman,  Dec.  12, 
1706;  and  she  was  his  wife  in 
23—111.  John,*  b.  Feb.  4,  1686-7,  m  Ames- 
bury; "2d  son."     See  below  {2j). 


Lt.  John  Blasdell^,  born  in  Amesbury 
May  27,  1668.  He  was  a  husbandman, 
and  lived  in  Amesbury.  He  married 
Elizabeth  (Challis),  widow  of  John  Hoyt, 
Jan.  6,  1692-3  ;  and  died  May  — ,  1733, 
administration  being  granted  on  his  estate 
June  25,  1733.  She  survived  him,  and 
was  living  in  1744.  His  estate  was 
appraised  at ^753,  iij-.,  3^. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
24 — I.        Mary,*  b.  Nov.  3,   1693;  m.   Abner 

Hoyt  Nov.  14,  1 71 7. 
25 — II.        Elizabeth,*  b.  Nov.    24,  1695;  m. 
David  Clough  of  Amesbury,  laborer, 
Nov.  25,  1 7 18;   and  she  was  living 

in  1755. 

26 — III.  Ralph,*  b.  April  10,  1698.  See  be- 
low {^26). 

27 — IV.  Philip,*  b.  Aug.  9,  1700;  "second 
son."     See  below  {27). 

28 — v.  Jacob,*  b.  Feb.  9,  1703;  mariner; 
lived  in  Amesbury;  m.  Jemima 
Hook  Sept.  30,  1727;  she  d.  Nov. 
13,  1740,  aged  thirty-six;  and  he 
d.  between  1755  and  1760,  ad- 
ministration being  granted  on  his 
estate  April  14,  1760.  His  estate 
was  insolvent.  No  children  known. 


Jonathan  Blasdel3,  born  in  Amesbury 
Oct.  II,  1676.  He  was  a  blacksmith, 
and  lived  in  Amesbury.  He  had  a  privi- 
lege in  the  stream  for  mills  at  Trickling 
falls.  He  married  Hannah  Gimson 
(Jameson)  about  1698;  and  died  before 
Nov.  28,  1748,  when  administration  was 
granted  on  his  estate,  which  was  ap- 
praised at  £6$!,  IS.,  2d.  His  wife 
Hannah  was  living  in  1748,  but  probably 
died  before  June  5,  1748. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
29 — I.  Mary,*  b.  Nov.  21,  1699;  m.  Gideon 

Lowell  Jan.  3,  1722-3. 
30—11.        Daniel,*  b.  March  5,   1 701-2.     See 

below    {30). 
31— HI.       Anne,*  b.  Oct.  23,   1704;  m.  Philip 

Quinby  Dec.  19,  1729. 
32— IV.       Elijah,*  b.  Nov.    19,1706.    See  be- 
low {32). 
33 — V.         Jonathan,*  b.  Aug.  15,  1709;  black- 
smith; lived  in   Kingston,    N.  H. ; 
m.  Hannah  Jones  Aug.    5,    1731; 
built  iron   works  in  East  Kingston, 
at   Trickling  falls;  his  will,    dated 
May  II,  1781  ;  was  proved  Jan.  29, 
1 782.     They  had  eleven  children. 
34— VI.       David,*  b.  Feb.  5,  1711-2.     See  be- 
low {34). 
35 — VII.      Enoch,*  b.  July  9,   1714.    See  below 

36— VIII.     Samuel,,*    "youngest    son,"     1750. 

See  below  (36). 

37 — IX.  Hannah,*  b.  June  8,  1720;  m.  Gid- 
eon Challis  Nov.  23,  1738. 

38 — X.  Elizabeth,*  "youngest,  daughter," 
1750;  m.  Abraham  Colby  March 
23,  1741-2. 

39 — XI.  Henry,*  b.  April  12,  1726;  d.  May 
3,  1730,  aged  four  years. 


Ephraim  Blasdell4,  born  in  Amesbury 
about  1682.  He  was  a  cooper,  and  lived 
in  Amesbury.  He  married  Deborah 
Bartlett  (published  July  9,  1703).  He 
died  ini  728,  administration  being  granted 
on  his  estate  Aug.  5 ,  1728.  The  inventory 
of  his  estate  amounted  to  ;^2  26,  is.  His 
wife  Deborah  survived  him,  and  married, 
secondly,  George  Worthen,  widower,  Oct. 
24,  1732. 

Children,  bom  in  Amesbury  : — 
40 — I.        Samuel,*  b.  June  24,  1704.     See  be- 
low (40). 



41 — II.  Abner,^  b.  Feb.  25,  1705-6.  See 
below  {41). 

42 — III.  Sarah,'  b.  April  19,  1708;  m.  John 
Stevens,  jr.,  of  Haverhill,  black- 
smith, Dec.  I,  1726;  and  was  living 

in  1735- 
43 — IV.        Eleanor,*  b.   Feb.  7,  1709-10;  m. 

David   Merrill   Jan.    15,    1729-30; 

and  was  living  in  1754- 
44 — V.         Dinah, =  b.  Jan.  23,  171 1-2;  probably 

d.  before  1731. 
45 — VI.        Ephraim,^  b.  July  2,  1714;  d.  young. 
46 — VII.      Abigail,"^  b.  about   1716;   m.   John 

Parsons   of   York,   Me.,  March  16, 

47 — VIII.     Ephraim,^  b.  June  14,  17 19.     See  be- 
low {47). 

Ralph  Blasdell4,  born  in  Amesbury 
April  21,  1692.  He  was  a  cooper  and 
lived  in  Amesbury  until  after  1730,  when 
he  removed  to  Kingston,  N.  H.  He 
married  Mary  Davis  about  17 10. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury    (except 
Dorothy)  : — 
48 — I.  Ebenezer,*  b.   Aug.    14,   1 711;    m. 

Sarah    Stockman   Nov.    29,    1739; 

lived  in   Kingston,    N.    H.     They 

had  six  children. 
49 — II.        Timothy,*  b.  July  16,  1713;  d.  Sept. 

—y  1713- 

50 — III.      Humphrey,''  b.  Sept.    4,    17 14;   d. 

July  19,  1726. 
51 — IV.        RoDOLPHUS*  (son),  b.  Jan.  6,  171 7-8; 

d.  young. 
52 — V.        Timothy,*  b.  May  8,  1720;   cooper; 

lived  in  Kingston. 
53 — VI.       John,'  b.  March  5,   1725-6;    d.  Aug. 

10,  1735- 
54 — VII.      Sarah, -^  b.  July  17,  1730;  d.  July  14, 

55 — viii.      Dorothy,^  bapt.   April  22,  1744,  in 

East  Kingston;  m.  Stephen  Tonga 

of  Kingston  Nov.  14,  1752. 


Dr.  Henry  Blasdell4,  first  a  cord- 
wainer  until  17 13,  after  which  he  was  a 
"  doctor  of  physic."  He  lived  in  Ames- 
bury until  about  17 15,  when  he  removed 
to  Chelmsford.  He  married,  first,  Martha 
Bartlett  of  Haverhill  (published  May  7, 
1709)  ;  and,  second,  Lydia  Parker  before 
1720.  He  died  in  the  winter  of  1735-6, 
his  will  dated  Jan.  7,  1735-6,  being  proved 
March  18,  1735-6.     His  wife  Lydia  sur- 

vived him,  and  married,  secondly, 

Spalding  before  1739. 
Children  : — 

56—1.  Henry,^  b,  April  11,  1710,  in  Ames- 

bury; shipwright  and  caulker;  lived 
in  Boston. 

57— n.  MARTHA,^  b.  Sept.  22,  1713,  in 
Amesbury;  d.  young. 

58— III.  Mary.^  b.  Aug.  27,  1720,  in  Chelms- 
ford ;  m.  Dr.  Jonathan  Stedman  of 

59— IV.  Lydia,^  b.  May  7,  1723,  in  Chelms- 
ford; m.  Henry  Gould  of  Concord, 
Mass.,  May  12,  1748. 

60— V.  Anna,^  b.  April  7,  1725,  in  Chelms- 
ford; m.  John  Ball. 

61— VI.  Ann,^  b.  March  3,  1727,  in  Chelms- 
ford; m.  Oliver  Hildreth  of  Ando- 

62 — vii.  Sarah,*  b.  March  23,  1729-30,  in 
Chelmsford;  m.  Joseph  Haywood 
Oct.  30,  1745. 

63— vni.  JoHN,*b.  Nov,  23,  1732,  in  Chelms- 
ford.    See  below  {6j). 

64 — IX.  William,*  b.  June  6,  1735,  in 
Chelmsford;  lived  in  Chelmsford. 
Had  wife  Sarah  and  children. 


John  Blasdell4,  born  in  Amesbury 
Feb.  4,  1686-7.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  Amesbury.  He  married  Ebenezer 
Stevens  Jan.  n,  1710-1.  He  was  a  repre- 
sentative to  the  general  court,  and  also  a 
commissioner  to  settle  the  boundary  line 
between  Massachusetts,  New  Hampshire, 
etc.  He  died  in  1753;  l^is  will,  dated 
April  10,  1753,  being  proved  May  21, 
1753.     His  wife  Ebenezer  survived  him. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
65 — I.  Hannah,*  b.   Feb.    20,    171 1-2;   m. 

Jonathan  Kelley,  jr. ,  May  22.  1 733 ; 

and  was  living  in  1 753. 
66 — II.         Ezra,*  b.  Aug.  19,    1713.     See  below 

67 — in.        Mary,'  b.   March  22,    1714-5;    m. 

Daniel  Webster  of  Amesbury  Nov. 

26,  1 741;  and  was  living  in  1753. 
68— IV.       John,*  b.   May  23,  171 7.     See  below 

69 — v.         Henry,*  b.  April  28,  1718.  See  below 

70 — VI.       Nathaniel,*  b.  April  6,  1720;  wheel- 
wright; removed  to  Chester,  N.  H. ;. 

m.  Mary  Blay  of  Newbury  Jan.  14,, 

1744-5;  andd.  Dec.  22,  1786. 
71 — vii.      Stephen,'  b.  Feb.   9,    1722-3.     See 

below  {71). 


72 — VIII. 


Martha,*  b.  Nov.    i6,  1724;  m.  Na- 
than Webster  of  Amesbury  Feb.  10, 

Abigail,*    b.    Sept.   28,     1726;  m. 

Enoch  Colby. 

Ebenezer**     (dau.),    b.     March     14, 

1729;  probably  d.  before  1753. 


Ralph   Blasdell^,   born  in  Amesbury 

73— IX. 
74— X. 

April    10,    1698. 
Nichols  April    10, 
Kingston,  N.  H., 

Children : — 

He    married    Mary 
1 7 18;    and    lived   in 
where  he  died  about 

77— III. 

78 — IV. 

79— V. 
80 — VI. 

81— VII. 

Moses,*  b,  July  17,  1720,  in  Ames- 
bury ;  lived  in  East  Kingston,  N. 
H.;  m.  Mary  Prescott  July  16, 
1746;  and  had  nine  children. 

Elizabeth,*  b.  about  1722. 

Mary,*  b.  Feb.  4,  1724-5.  in  Kings- 
ton; tn.  Timothy  Eastman  Jan.  16, 

Thomas,'  m.  Dorothy  Clough  Oct. 

25,  1750. 

Daniel,*  ummarried;  lived  in  East 

John,*  b.  about  1733;  m.  Judith 
Shepard  May  10,  1759;  lived  in 
East  Kingston;  and  d.  in  Gilford, 
N.  H.,  about  1799.  He  had  six 

Miriam,*  m.  Jonathan  Blasdell  (son 
of  Jonathan,  No.  33)  Sept.  23, 
1762;  lived  in  South  Weare,  N.  H. 


Philip  Blasdell^,  born  in  Amesbury 
Aug.  9,  1 700.  He  was  a  husbandman, 
and  lived  in  Amesbury.  He  married 
Elizabeth  Goodwin  July  13,  1727;  and 
died  in  1756,  administration  being  granted 
on  his  estate  April  12,  1756.  She  sur- 
vived him. 

Children,  bom  in  Amesbury  : — 
82 — I.  RuTH,''b.  about  1728;  m.  first,  Isaac 

Whittier  March   28,     1751;     and, 
second,    Matthias  Hoyt    April    3, 

83—11.        Sarah,*  b.  about    1 730;  m.    Ezekiel 

Eastman  Feb.  27,  1 755  ;  and  lived 

in  Salisbury. 
84— in.      Jacob,*  b.   July  23,   1735.     See  below 

Daniel  Blasdell^,  born  in  Amesbury 
March  5,  1 701 -2.     He  lived  in  Amesbury 

until  about  1730,  when  he  removed  to 
East  Kingston,  N.  H.  He  married  Naomi 
Tukesbury  (published  Sept.  2,  1721); 
and  died  Dec.  20,  1732.  She  survived 
him,  and  returning  to  Amesbury,  married, 
secondly,  Israel  Morrill  of  Salisbury 
(published  Oct.  4,  i735-) 
Children : — 

Christopher,*  b.  March  22,  172 1-2, 

in  Amesbury.     See  below  {8f). 
Daniel,*  b.  April  10,  1724,  in  Ames- 
bury.    See  below  {86). 
Jacob,*  b.  about  1726,  in  Amesbury. 

See  below  (Sj). 
Moses,*  b.  Sept.  28,  1728,  in  Ames- 
bury; joiner;  lived  in  Nottingham, 
N.  H.,  and  Hampden,  Me.;  m. 
Anna  Sanborn  of  Epping  (pub. 
Oct.  27,  1750). 
Phebe,*  b.  about    1730;  d.  Oct.   23, 






89— V. 

90 — VI. 




Elijah  Blasdell4,  born  in  Amesbury 
Nov.  19,  1 706.  He  was  an  iron  bloomer, 
and  lived  in  the  West  parish  of  Rowley, 
now  Georgetown.  He  married  Mary 
Holmes  of  Rowley  March  13,  1728-9: 
and  died  Feb.  14,  1738-9,  at  the  age  of 
thirty-two.  She  survived  him,  and  was 
his  widow  in  1752. 

Children,  born  in  Rowley  : — 

John,*  b.   Sept.    8,    1729;   d.   Sept. 
6(7 — graveslone)^    1736,    aged   six 
years  * 
Hannah,*  b.  Aug.  13,  1731;  d.  Sept. 

16,  1736,  aged  five  years.* 
Mehitable,*   b.   Oct.    17,    1732;  d. 
Sept.  26,  1736,  aged  three  years.* 
Mary,*     bapt.    Aug.    25,    1734;    ^• 

Sept.  9,  1736,  aged  two  years.* 
Jane,*   bapt.    March    14,    1735-6;  d. 
Sept.    20   (19 — gravestone),    1736, 
aged  six  months.* 
John,*  b.    Sept.    4,    1737;    lived  in 
Goffstown,  now  Manchester,  N.H.; 
m.  Susanna  Mirick  of  Haverhill  in 
1757;  and  had  children. 
Hannah,*  b.  Dec.  21,  1738;  m.,  when 
of   Bradford,     Timothy   Colby     of 
Amesbury   Oct.     20,     1757;     and 
lived  in  the  West  parish   of  Ames- 
bury, now  Merrimac,  on  the  river. 

*These  five  children,  all  that  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Blasdell  then  had,  died  of  the  throat  distemper, 
within  three  weeks'  time . 

91— I. 

92 — II. 

93— in. 

94— IV. 

95— V. 

96 — VI. 

97— VII. 




David  Blasdell4,  born  in  Amesbury 
Feb.  5,  1 71 1-2.  He  was  a  clockmaker, 
and  lived  in  Amesbury.  He  married 
Abigail  Colby  Nov.  16,  1733;  and  died, 
probably  while  a  soldier  in  the  French 
and  Indian  War,  as  he  made  his  will  at 
Fort  William  Henry,  at  Lake  George, 
being  very  sick,  Aug.  10,  1756.  The  will 
was  proved  May  9,  1757.  His  wife 
Abigail  survived  him,  and  was  his  widow 
in  1772. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
98—1.        David*,  b.  Dec.  8,  1734;  ^^P*-  Nov. 

15,  1734;  <3.  young. 
99—11.       David*,   b.  Feb.  21,  1735-6.       See 

below  (99). 
100 — III.      Isaac*,  b.  March  27,  1738.     See  be- 
low (100). 
lOi — IV.     Molly*,  b.  May  16,  1739;  m., first, 

Lewis  Lowell  Jan.  4, 1 757-8 ;  second, 

Joseph   Hart;   and,   third,  

102 — V.       Nicholas*,  b.  July  i,  1740;  d.  young. 
103 — VI.      Jonathan*,   b.   Oct.    11,    1741;    <!• 

104 — VII.     Nicholas*,  b.  Aug.  27,  1743.     See 

below  {104). 
105 — viii.   Dolly*,    b,    Jan.    26,    1744-5;    m. 

Thomas  Bartlett,    3d,  of  Newbury 

June  19,   1760;  and  lived  in  Deer- 

ing,  N.  H. 
106 — IX.      Jonathan*,  b.  Oct.  17,  1748.       See 

below  {106). 
107 — X.        SvENCER*,   b.    May    12,    1751.     See 

below  {joy). 
108 — XI.      Obadiah*,    b.   April   30,    1753;    d. 

109 — XII.     Obadiah',    b.    Feb.    28,    1755;    d. 


Enoch  Blasdell4,  born  in  Amesbury 
July  9,  1 7 14.  He  married  Mary  Satterly 
Feb.  6,  1735-6;  and  lived  in  Amesbury 
until  about  1 761,  when  they  removed  to 
Warner,  N.  H. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
110 — I.  Susanna*,  b.  Sept.  4,  1737. 
Ill — II.       Elijah*,  b.  Sept.  5,   1739;  d.  Jan. 

22,  1739-40. 
112 — III.      Elijah*,  b.   Dec.    31,    1740.       See 

below  {112). 
113 — IV.      Judith*,  b.  March  17,  1742-3;   m. 

Pasky  Pressey  of  Amesbury  Dec.  2, 

1762;  and  settled  in  Warner,  N.  H. 
114 — V,       Betty*,  b.  Aug.  6,  1746;  m.  Joshua 

Mitchell  Sept.  26,  1772. 

115 — VI.     Mary*,  b.  July  19,  1751. 
116 — VII.     Jacob*,   b.  April  8,   1754;  "*•  ^^^^ 
Morse  of    Brentwood   March   26, 

117 — VIII.    Enoch*,  b.  Oct.  16,  1759;  d.  Oct. 

30,  1759- 


Samuel  Blasdell4,  born  in  Amesbury 
about  1 717.  He  was  a  joiner,  and  lived 
in  Amesbury.  He  married,  first,  Dorothy 
Barnard  (published  Dec.  22,  1735);  and 
she  died  in  1756.  He  married,  second, 
Judith  (Osgood),  widow  of  Nehemiah 
French  of  South  Hampton,  N.  H.,  Jan. 
25 J  1758-9.  He  died  in  1769,  adminis- 
tration being  granted  on  his  estate  May 
29,  1769. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury : — 
118— L        Oliver^   b.   April  15,    1736.      See 

below  (118). 
119 — II.       Dorothy*,  b.  Jan.  8,  1738;  d.  young. 
120 — III.      Samuel*,   b.   May   14,    1743*      -5"'' 

below  {120). 
121 — IV.      Ruth*,  b.  May  3,  1747;  d.  young. 
122 — V.       Dorothy*,  b.  Jan.  20,  1749. 
123 — VI.      Ruth*,  b.  Feb.  23,  1752;  probably 

m.  Jacob  Currier  Feb.  — ,  1776. 
124— viL     Meriam*,  b.  Sept.  3,  1754 ;  d.  young. 
125 — viii.    Meriam*,  b.  June  25,  1756. 


Samuel  BlasdellS,  born  in  Amesbury 
June  24,  1704.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  Amesbury.  He  married  Hannah 
Tuxbury  June  3,  1729  ;  and  died  in  1749, 
administration  being  granted  on  his 
estate  Nov.  20,  1749.  His  wife  Hannah 
survived  him,  and  was  his  widow  in  1758. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
126 — I.        Stephen^,  b.  Jan.  13,  1730-1.     See 

below  {126). 
127 — IL       Samuel'*,  b.  Oct.  20,  1733;  m.  Mary 

;    and  lived  in  Lyndeboro, 

now  Greenfield,  N.  H. 
128 — III.      Hannah^  b.  May  2,  1736. 
129 — IV.      Ephraim^,   b.  June  15,   1740.     See 

below  {i2g). 


Abner  BlasdellS,  born  in  Amesbury 
Feb.  25,  1705  6.  He  was  a  mason,  and 
lived  in  Amesbury.  He  married  Mary 
Clement  of  Haverhill  about  1728;  and 
died  in  1 742,  administration  being  granted 
on  his  estate   Oct.  18,  1742.     His  wife 



Mary  survived  him,  and  married,  secondly, 

Joseph  Gould,  jr.,  May  17,  1744. 
Children : — 

130 — I.  William^,  b.  Jan.  26,  1728-9,  in 
Haverhill;  d.  Aug.  4,  1730. 

131 — II.       Mary^,  b.  Oct.  10, 1 730,  in  Haverhill. 

132 — III.  Mehitable^,  b.  Nov.  13,  1732,  in 

133 — IV.      Abigail**,  b.  June  20,  1734. 

134 — V.  William^,  b.  Oct.  25,  1735;  ship- 
wright; lived  in  Hampton,  N.  H., 
in  1757. 

13s— VI.      Anna«,  b.  Aug.  31,  1737- 

136 — VII.     JOHN^,  b.  March  3,  1740;  d.  Nov.  2, 

137 — VIII.    DiNAH^,  b.  June  28,  1742. 


Ephraim  BlasdellS,  bom  in  Amesbury 
June  14,  1 7 19.     He  was  a  yeoman  and 
bricklayer,  and  lived  in  Amesbury.     He 
married,  first,  Anna  Trafton  of  York,  Me., 
April  I,  1742  ;  and  she  died  in  1752.  He 
married,  second,  Dorothy  Bartlett   Aug. 
30, 1753.     His  wife  Dorothy  died  Jan.  16, 
1804;  and  he  died  Oct.  12,  1806. 
Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
138— I.        Abner^,  b.  April  16,  1743.     See  be- 
low {138). 
139— II.       ANNA^    b.    March    13,     1745;    m. 

Daniel  Bagley  April  8,  1767. 
140— III.     Dolly   (or  Dorothy)^  b.   April  6, 
1747;  m.  Eli  Gale,  blacksmith;  and 
lived  in  Amesbury. 
141— IV.      LYDIA^  b.  Sept.  12,  1749;  probably 

d.  before  1807. 
142— V.       OLIVE^  b.  Nov.  30,  1752;  m.  John 

Hook;  and  lived  in  Amesbury. 
143— VI.      JoHN«,  b.  April  9,  1754.      See  below 

144— VII.     ABIGAIL^  b.  April  16, 1756 ;  m.  Jacob 

Barnard  of  Amesbury  July  i ,  1 784. 
145— VIII.   Hannah^,  b.  Jan.  9,  1759;  probably 

d.  before  1807. 
146— IX.      Mary«,  b.  July  25,  1766;  m.  Nathan 

Long  of  Amesbury  Jan.   7,   1788; 

and  d.  before  1807. 


John  BlasdellS,  born  in  Chelmsford 
Nov.  23,  1732.  He  married  Mary 
Sawyer  of  Newbury  Aug.  5,  1756;  and 
died  in  the  «  Army  of  the  Havannah." 
She  survived  him,  and  married,  secondly, 
Benjamin  Wallingford  of  the  West  parish 
of  Rowley  now  Georgetown,  Aug.  13, 
1777-      Mr.  Wallingford  died  in  1790; 

and  she  afterwards  lived  in  Boxford,  where 
she  died  in  1819. 

Child,  born  in  Chelmsford  : — 
147 — I.        John  Sawyer^,  b.  Nov.  3,  1757.    See 
below  {147)' 


Ezra  BlasdellS,  born  in  Amesbury 
Aug.  19,  1713.  He  was  a  yeoman  and 
cordwainer,  and  lived  in  Amesbury.  He 
married  Sarah  Harvey  Jan.  4',  1737-8; 
and  died  Dec.  22,  1798. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
148— L        JOHN^,  b.  July  18,  1738. 
149 — II.       Harvey^,  bapt.  Jan.  4,  1 740-1.     See 

below  {i4g). 
150 — III.     Anna^  b.  Oct.  20,  1742;  m.  Moses 

Moulton  Jan.  5,  1772;  and  lived  in 

Loudon,  N.  H. 
151 — IV.      Oliver^,  b.  June  16,  1744.     See  be- 
low (fji). 
152 — V.       Sarah**,  b.  Aug.  6,  1745;  m. 

Leavitt  of  Chichester,  N.  H. 
153 — VI.      Ezra**,    bapt.   Feb.    14,    1747-8;   d. 

154 — VII.     Ebenezer^,  bapt.  Jan.  28,  1749-50; 

d.  young. 
155 — VIII.   Meriam^,  b.  Dec.  17,   1751;    d.  in 

Amesbury,  unmarried. 
156 — IX.      Abigail^    b.    Aug.    16,    1753;    m. 

Thomas  Sargent  of  Loudon,  N.  H., 

April  14,  1772. 
157 — X.       Ebenezar^    (dau.),     b.    March   20, 

158— XI.      EzRA^,    b.    Feb.  20,   1757;    lived  in 

Loudon,  N.  H.,    and  Woodstock, 



John  BlasdellS,  born  in  Amesbury 
May  23,  1 71 7.  He  married  Dorothy 
Rovell  April  8,  1741 ;  and  died  Nov.  15, 
1742,  at  the  age  of  twenty-five. 

Child,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
159— I.        Sarah^,  b.  Feb.  11,  1741-2;  was  liv- 
ing in  1753. 


Henry  BlasdellS,  born  in  Amesbury 
April  28,  1 718.  He  married  Miriam 
Wells  Feb.  7,  1739-40  ;  and  lived  in  the 
West  parish  of  Amesbury. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
160 — I.         Henry,^     b.   Dec.    30,    1740.     See 

below  {160). 
161 — II.       Miriam^,  bapt.  Oct.  20,  1745. 



164 — V. 

165— VI. 
166 — VII. 

162 — III.   Mary^,  b.  Nov.  29,  1747. 
163 — IV.  Miriam^,  b.  May  21,  1750. 

Wells*^,  b.  Sept.  28,  1751;  d.  on  a 

privateer  at  sea. 
John®,  b.  March  19,  1757;  served  in 
Revolutionary  war,  and  probably  d. 
Hezekiah®,  b.  July  30,  1759;  lived 
in  New  Hampshire;  m.  Anne  Sar- 
gent May  17,  1 78 1. 

Stephen  BlasdellS,  born  in  Amesbnry 
Feb.  9,  1722-3.  He  was  a  husbandman 
and  inn  holder.  He  married  Rebecca 
Rogers  Nov.  8,  1744;  and  lived  in  the 
West  parish  of  Amesbury  until  1750, 
when  he  removed  to  Haverhill. 
Administration  was  granted  upon  his  es- 
tate April  8,  1754.  She  survived  him, 
and  married,  secondly,  Thomas  Sargent 
April  15,  1756. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — * 
167 — I.         Ruth®,  b.  April  30,  1745. 
168 — II.       Stephen®,   b.  Oct.  11,  1747. 
169 — III.      Dorothy®,  b.  July  8,  1750. 
170 — IV.      Rebecca®,  b.  April  3,  1753. 


Lt.  Jacob  Blasdell^,  born  in 
bury  July  23,  1735.  He  was  a 
and  lived  in  Amesbury  until  about  1764, 
when  he  removed  to  Epping,  N.  H.  He 
was  a  lieutenant  in  the  Revolution.  He 
married,  first,  Lydia  Morrill  June  4,  1761 ; 
and,  second,  widow  Elizabeth  Sanborn  of 
Hampton  Falls  Jan.  10,  1785. 

Child,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
171 — I.         Philip®,  b.  March  16,  1762. 


Christopher  BlasdellS,  born  in  Ames- 
bury March  22,  172 1-2.  He  lived  in 
the  West  parish  of  Amesbury  and  in 
Georgetown,  Me.  He  married,  first, 
Sarah  Nichols  Nov.  23,  1742;  and, 
second,  Frances . 

Children,  baptized  in  Amesbury  : — 
172 — I.        Judith®,  bapt.  June  10,  1744. 
173 — II.       Jonathan®,  bapt.  Nov.  17,  1745. 
174— III       Sarah®,  bapt.  July  12,  1747. 
175 — IV.      Christopher®,  bapt.  Sept.  10,  1749. 
176 — V.       Mary®,  bapt.  Dec.  24,  1752. 
177 — VI.      Mary®,  bapt.  April — ,  1755. 
178 — VII.     Daniel®,  bapt.  Oct.  16,  1757. 
179 — viH.    Hannah®,  bapt.  Aug.  12,  1759. 

*One  child  died  between  1754  and  1756. 



Daniel  BlasdellS,  born  in  Amesbury 
April  10,1724.  He  was  a  yeoman  and  joiner 
and  lived  in  Salisbury  at  the  Point.  He 
married  Rachel  Edwards  June  13,  1747  ; 
and  died  in  Salisbury  April  8,  1793.  She 
survived  him,  and  died,  his  widow,  Nov. 
7,  1 813,  aged  ninety-two. 

Children,  born  in  Salisbury  :  — 
180 — I.         Daniel®,  b.    May  22,  1749;    house- 

wright;   and  lived  in   Georgetown, 

Me.,  in  1798. 
181 — II.        Rachel®,  b.  July  21,  1751;  m.  John 

Coster;     and    lived  in   Boscawen, 

N.  H.,  in  1793. 
182— III.      Rhoda®,     b.     Oct.      15,    1753;   ™« 

George  Hoyt  of  Henniker,  N.  H., 

Oct.  31,   1771;  and  was  living   in 

183 — IV.      Ruth®,  b.  April  28,  1756  ;  m.  David 
Coster  (or  Corser)  of  '*  Bossquine  " 
March  17,  1776;  and  was  living  in 

184 — V.       Naomi®,     b.     Aug.    22,    1758;     m. 

Edward   Wadleigh   July    5,    1779; 

and  was  living  in  1793. 
185 — VI.      Hannah®,  b.  Feb.  17,  I76i;m.  Asa 

Day  of  Boscawen,  N.  H.,  yeoman, 

Jan.  15,  1788. 
186 — VII.     Betsey®,  b.  March  13,  1763;  d.  Jan. 

25,  1770. 
187 — VIII.  Molly®,  b.  Nov.  15,  1764;  m.  Timothy 

Currier,     jr.,    of    Amesbury    Nov. 

17,  1785. 
188 — IX.      Dolly  (or  Dorothy)®,   b.  Sept.   i, 
1767;  m.  Ebenezer  Colby  of  Ames- 
bury Jan.  15,  1788. 


Jacob   BlasdellS,   born   in   Amesbury 

about   1726.     He   married   Mary  ; 

and  lived  at  Salisbury  Point.  He  died  of 
the  small  pox  Nov.  21,  1760;  and  his 
wife  Mary  also  died  of  the  small  pox  Dec. 
10,  1760. 

Children,  born  in  Salisbury  : — 
189 — I.        John®,  d.  Nov.  25,  1754. 
190 — II.       Jacob®,  b.  May  28,  1749;    d.   Nov. 

28,  1754. 
191 — III.     Judith®,  d.  Dec.  i,  1754. 
192 — IV.      Jacob®,  b.  March  23,  1756. 
193 — V.        Hannah®,    b.     July   25,    1757;   m, 
Elijah  Dow  May  20,  1781. 


David  BlasdellS,  born  in  Amesbury 
Feb.  21,  1735-6.  He  was  a  blacksmith 
and  clockmaker,  and  lived  in  Amesbury. 


He  married,  first,  Judith  Jewell  of  South 
Hampton,   N.    H.,  Dec.  24,  1755;  and 
she  died  Jan.  17,  1786,  aged  forty-nine. 
He   married,    second,    Sarah    (Currier), 
widow  of  Valentine  Bagley  of  Newbury 
(published  Nov.  13,  1790).     Administra- 
tion was  granted  on  his   estate   Feb.   24, 
1794.     The     inventory     of     his     estate 
amounted  to  £300,  15J.,    2^.     His  wife 
Sarah  survived  him,  and  died,  his  widow, 
Dec.  7,  1 82 1,  aged  seventy-seven. 
Children,  born  in  Amesbury:  — 
194 — I.        Abigail,^  b.  April  18,  1756. 
195 — "•       David^,  b  Aug.   14,  1758;   probably 

d.  in  Revolution  Jan.  4,  1776. 
196 — III.      Betsey^     b.     Dec.    26,    1760;  m. 
Joseph  Jones,  jr.,  of  South  Hamp- 
ton, N.  H.,  March  27,  1780. 
197 — IV.      Anne^   b.  Dec.  10,   1762;   m.    John 
March  of  Salisbury  May  25,  1783. 
198 — V.       Richard^,  b.  about  1763;  m.  Nabby 
Cram     of     Salisbury     March     27, 
1790;  and  d.  in  1838. 
199 — ^'i-      LBWIS^  b.  March  15,  1765.  See  below 

200 — VII.     EzEKiEL^  b.  Aug.  13,  1767. 

201— VIII.  Joseph^  b.  Feb.  22,  1770.  See  be- 
low {201). 

202 — IX.  Judith^,  b.  March  6,  1773;  probably 
pub.  to  Moses  Webster  of  Salisbury 
March  7,  1792.  » 

203— X.  Spencer^,  b.  March  21,  1776;  living 
in  1794;  d.  young. 

204— XI.  DANIEL^  b.  April  9,  1778;  d.  April 
10,  1778. 


Isaac  BlasdellS,  born  in  Amesbury 
March  27,  1738.  He  lived  in  Amesbury 
until  about  1762,  when  he  removed  to 
Chester,  N.  H.,  and  subsequently  served 
in  the  Revolutionary  war.  He  married 
Mary  Currier  March  16,  1758;  and  died 
Oct.  9,  1791.  She  survived  him,  and 
married,  secondly,  Jonathan  Swain  of 
Raymond  about  1795.     She  died  Dec.  6, 

Children : — 

205—1.  HANNAH^  b.  Aug.  6,  1758,  in 
Amesbury,  m.  Dea.  Amos  Morse 
in  1780;  and  d.  Feb.  6,  1795. 

206—11.  ISAAC^b.  June  2,  1760,  in  Ames- 
bury ;  lived  in  Salisbury,  N.  H. 

207— III.  RiCHARD«,  b,  Nov.  — ,  1762  ;  d.,  un- 
married, July  26,  1790,  having 
lived  at  home. 


208— IV.  Molly',  b.  in  1765;  m.  William 
Wadleigh  of  Amesbury  (pub. 
March  10,  1786);  and  lived  in  Can- 

209 — V.  David^  b.  May  19,  1767;  lived  in 
Peacham,  Vt.  ;  m.  Hannah  Frye. 

210 — VI.  Anna  ^  b.  July  13,  1769;  m.  B.  P. 
Chase  Oct.  7,  1792;  and  d.  Feb. 
22,  1808. 

211 — VII.  Abner^  b.  April  18,  1771;  m.  Jemi- 
ma Melcher;  cabinet  maker;  lived 
in  Chester,  N.  H. ;  enlisted  in  181 3, 
went  to  Canada  frontier,  and  never 

2X2 — VIII.  Lydia^,  b.  July  5,  1773;  n^-  Josiah 
Chase;  and  d.  April  i,  1857. 

213 — IX.  Abigail*',  b.  in  1775;  d.,  unmarried, 
in  Chester  May  19,  1803. 

214 — X.       Ebenezer6,  b.  in  1778;  clockmaker; 

lived  in  Chester;  m.  Nancy  Noyes; 

d.  on  his  way   to  the   army   at   the 

frontier  in   Acworth,   N.  H.,  April 

.12,  1813. 


Nicholas  BlasdellS,  born  in  Ames- 
bury Aug.  27,  1743.  He  was  a  black- 
smith, and  lived  in  Amesbury  until  about 
1766,  when  he  removed  to  Newmarket, 
N.  H.,  and  subsequently  to  Portland, 
Me.  He  served  in  the  Revolution.  He 
married  Susanna  Marriner  Jan.  22, 
1761  ;  and  died  about  1800. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
215 — I.        Rhoda^  b.  Aug.  3,  1 76 1. 
216 — II.       Dolly®,  b.  June  8,  1764. 


Jonathan  BlasdellS,  born  in  Ames- 
bury Oct.  17,  1748.  He  was  a  black- 
smith,  and   lived    in    Amesbury   at     the 

Ferry.     He  married  Hannah  ;  and 

served  as  armorer  in  the  Revolution 
at  Cambridge  in  1775.  Administration 
upon  his  estate,  which  was  insolvent, 
was  granted  Nov.  20,  1781. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury:  — 
217— I.        DoLLY^,  b.  June  23,  1769. 
218— II.       David®,  b.  Oct.  9,  1771. 


Spencer  BlasdellS,  born  in  Amesbury 
May  12,  1 75 1.  He  was  a  blacksmith, 
and  lived  in  Amesbury.  He  married 
Hannah  Bartlett.  He  died  after  1775; 
and  she  married,  secondly,  Nathan  Bart- 
lett, and  removed  to  Deerfield. 



Child,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
219 — I.         Sarah^  b.  April  6,  1773. 


Elijah  BlasdellS,  born  in  Amesbury 
Dec.  31,  1740.  He  was  a  soldier  of  the 
Revolution,  and  lived  in  the  West  parish 
of  Amesbury,  now  Meirimac,  and  Warner, 
N.  H.  He  married  Mary  Sargent  March 
i4>  1759  j  ^^^  died  in  the  war. 

Children :  — 
220 — I.  Parrot®,  bapt.  March  30,  1760,  in 
Amesbury;  m.  Ruth  Ball;  soldier 
of  the  Revolution ;  and  lived  in 
221 — II.  Daniel®,  b.  Jan.  29,  1762;  served  in 
the  Revolution;  lived  in  Canaan, 
N.  H. ;  lawyer;  member  of  con- 
gress ;  secretary  of  state ;  m.  Sarah 
Springer  of  Haverhill  Jan.  29, 
1782;  he  d.  in  1833;  and  she  d.,  his 
widow,  June  10,  1839,  aged  seven- 
ty-seven. Ihey  had  twelve  chil- 


Oliver  Blasdell5,  born  in  Amesbury 
April  15,  1736.  He  was  a  shipwright, 
and  lived  in  Amesbury  .He  married,  first, 
Miriam  Bagley  April  20,  1757  ;  and,  sec- 
ond, widow  Judith  Elliot  of  Newton  (pub- 
lished Oct.  4,  1776).  Administration 
was  granted  on  his  estate  March  9,  1803. 
His  wife  Judith  survived  him,  and  died, 
his  widow,  Dec.  17,  1805,  in  Amesbury. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
222 — I.        Levi®,  b.  Sept.  20,  1757;  a  soldier  of 

the  Revolution ;   and  was  living  in 

223 — II.       Miriam®,  b.  Sept.  io,i759;m.  Joseph 

Waldron ;  and  lived  in   Greenfield, 

N.  Y. 
224 — III.      Joseph®,  b.  June  15,  1761;    d.   Aug. 

20,  1762. 
225— IV.     Joseph®,  b.  June  19,  1766;  living  in 

226 — V.      Dolly  (or  Dorothy)®,  b.    Feb.   17, 

1768;    m.    David  Bagley   Feb.  21, 

227 — VI.      Judith®,  b.  Nov.  11,  1769;  m.  Sylva- 

nus   Wait   of   Amesbury   Sept.    4, 

228 — VII.     Ruth®,  b.  Jan.    12,    1772;   probably 

d.  before  1804. 
229 — VIII.    Samuel®,  b.  Feb.    25,    1777.      See 

belon)  {'22g). 
230 — IX.      Hannah®,  b.  Oct.  9,  1780;  m.  Rich- 
ard Thomas. 


Samuel  Blasdell,5  born  in  Amesbury 
May  14,  1743.  He  married  Mary  Thom- 
son Feb.  17, 1762  :  and  lived  in  Salisbury. 
He  was  probably  drowned  on  Newbury 
bar  in  1768  or  1769. 

Children,  born  in  Salisbury  : — 
231 — I.        Sarah®,  b.  Oct.  29,  1762. 
232 — II.      Samuel®,  b.  Jan.  10,  1765. 
233 — III.      William®,  b.  Feb.  10,  1767. 
234 — IV.      Benjamin®,  b.  March  27,  1768. 


Stephen  Blasdell*',  born  in  Amesbury 
Jan.  13,  1 7 30- 1.  He  was  a  shipwright, 
and  lived  in  Amesbury.  He  married,  first, 
Sarah  Lowell  May  17,  1753  ;  and  she  was 
his  wife  in  1770.  He  married,  second, 
Hannah  Currier  Nov.  13, 1787  ;  and  died 
July  I,  1803.  His  widow  Hannah  survived 
him,  and  died,  his  widow,  Feb.  7, 1806. 

Childreo,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
235 — I.        Sarah^,  b.  Jan.  20,   1754;  m.  The- 

ophilus  Foot;  and  was  living  in  1806. 
236 — II.       Samuel'',  b.  Jan.   11,   1756.     See  be- 
low {236), 
237 — III.     John',  b.  Feb.  16,  1758;  d.  Jan.  3, 

238 — IV.      Mary'',  b.  Aug.  17,  1760;  m.  Capt. 

Samuel  Fowler  Feb.  i,  1784;   and 

was  living  in  1806. 
239 — V.       Stephen',  b.  Sept.  3,  1762;  d.  Sept. 

20,  1780. 
240 — VI.      Lowell',  b.  Aug.  17,  i764;d.  before 



Ephraim  Blasdell^,  born  in  Amesbury 
June  15,  1740.     He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  at  Amesbury  Ferry.     He    married 
Susanna  Barnard   Dec.    14,   1762;    and 
died  March  9,  1814,  in  Amesbury. 
Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
241 — I.        Daniel',  b.  Aug.  14,  1766. 
242 — II.      Hannah',  b.  Oct.  4,  1769;  d.  young. 
243 — III.     Hannah',  b.  Oct.  2,  1774- 
244— IV.      Ephraim',  b.  Sept.  7,   1779;  mason; 
lived   in  Amesbury   and  Newbury- 
port;   m.,   first,  Dolly   Edwards  of 
Salisbury  Aug.    14,    1801;  second, 
widow  Morrill. 


Abner  Blasdell^  born  in  Amesbury 
April  16,  1743.  He  was  a  bricklayer,  and 
lived  in    Amesbury  until  1771,  when  he 



removed    to    Portsmouth,    N.    H.      He 

married  Mary ;  and  was  a  trader  Id 

Portsmouth  in  1788. 

Children  born  in  Amesbury: — 
245 — I.       William^,  b.  June  12,  1766. 
246 — II.       Ephraim'',  b.  Aug.  22,  1768. 
247 — III.      Abner',  b.  Sept.  19,  1770. 

Lt.  John  Blasdell^,  born  in  Amesbury 
April  9,  1754.  He  was  a  bricklayer,  and 
lived  at  Amesbury  Ferry.  He  was  a  sol- 
dier of  the  Revolution ;  and  married 
Molly  Bailey  Feb.  4,  1786.  She  died  in 
Amesbury  Jan.  20,  1826,  at  the  age  of 
sixty-seven;  and  he  died  there  Aug.  21, 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
248 — I.       John',  b.  March  11,  1789;  m.  Doro- 
thy Bagley  March  12, 1812;  mason; 
lived  in  Amesbury;  she  d.  Jan.  17, 
1824;   he  d.  April    16,    1831;    and 
they  had  several  children. 
249 — II.       Daniel',  b.  Oct.   10,  1793;  ^^^^^  ^^ 
Amesbury,  merchant,  in  1839;  m. 
S.  L.  Lurvey. 
250 — III.     James',    b.    May   24,    1796;  mason; 
lived  at  Amesbury  Ferry;  m.  Anna 
Patten  in  1818. 


John  Sawyer  Blasdell^,  born  in 
Chelmsford  Nov.  3,  1757.  He  lived  in 
Newbury,  Rowley  and  Boxford ;  and  was 
affected  with  a  mental  disturbance  during 
the  latter  part  of  his  life.  He  married 
Jane  Adams  of  Rowley  Dec.  13,  1781  ; 
and  she  died  a  few  years  later.  He  then 
lived  with  his  mother ;  and  finally  died 
accidentally  in  Boxford  Jan.  7,  1832.* 

Children :  — 

251— I. 
252 — II. 

— '  (dau.),  b.  in  1782;  d.  March  -, 
1782,  "lived  but  a  little  while." 
■'  (dau.),  b.  in  1783;  d.  April  — , 

1783,  about  a  fortnight  old. 

Harvey  Blasdell%  baptized  in  Ames- 
bury Jan.  4,  T  740-1.  He  lived  in  the 
West  parish  of  Amesbury,  now  Merrimac. 
He  married  Elizabeth  Sargent  Jan.  22, 
1767  ;  and  probably  removed  from  Ames- 
bury after  1772. 

*See  The  Essex  Antiquarian^  volume  VIII, 
page  150. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  :  — 
253 — I.       Eunice',  b.  March  6,  1768. 
254 — II.       John',  b.  Nov.  20,  1769. 
255 — III.     Anne',  b.  Jan.  5,  1772. 


Oliver  Blasdell^,  born  in  Amesbury 
June  16,  1744.  He  lived  in  Amesbury 
until  about  1774,  when  he  removed  to 
Loudon,  N.  H.  He  married  Catharine 
Sargent  Dec.  26,  1770;  and  died  in  1796. 

Children : — 
256 — I.        Levi',  b.  June  3,  1772,  in  Amesbury; 

probably  d.  young. 
257 — II.      Joseph'. 
258 — III.     Oliver'. 
259 — IV.      Miriam'. 
260 — V.       Sally'. 
261 — VI.      Nancy'. 


Henry  Blasdell^,  born  in  Amesbury 
Dec.  30,  1740.  He  was  a  yeoman  and 
lived  in  Amesbury  until  after  1788,  sub- 
sequently living  in  East  Kingston  and 
Goffstown,  N.  H.  He  was  a  Revolution- 
ary soldier  with  General  Stark,  and  had 
one  of  his  ears  shot  off  in  the  battle  of 
Bennington.  He  married,  first,  Eliza- 
beth Sargent  April  21,  1762;  and,  sec- 
ond, Sally  Foster  Sept.  15,  1803.  He  died 
Oct.  II,  1831  :  and  his  wife  Sally  died, 
his  widow,  Jan.  15,  1849,  ^g^^  eighty 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
262 — L  Merriam',  b.  Jan.  28, 1765. 
263 — II.  Stephen',  b.  May  10,  1766. 
264— III.      Sarah',  bapt.  Oct.  18,  1767. 


Lewis  Blasdell^,  born  in  Amesbury 
March  15,  1765.  He  was  a  blacksmith, 
and  lived  in  Amesbury.  He  married  Sal- 
ly Flanders  Feb.  16,  1792  ;  and  died  Jan. 
14,  18 1 5.  She  survived  him,  and  died 
Dec.  29,  1838,  his  widow. 

Children : — 
265 — I.        John',  b.  Aug.  27,   1792,  in  Ames- 
bury; d.  April  7,   1823. 
266 — II.       Sally',  b.  July  16,  1795,  i^i  Ames- 
bury; m.  Tappan  Emery;  lived  in 
Amesbury;  and  d.  Sept.  20,  1872. 
267 — III.     Lewis',   b.  May  21,  1797;  m.  Sally 

268 — IV.     David',  b.  Dec.  31,  1800;  d.  in  1875 
or  1876. 


269 — V.        Lydia',  b.  May  21,  1806;  d.  April  9, 


Joseph  Blasdell^,  born  in  Amesbury 
Feb.  22,  1770.  He  was  a  blacksmith, 
and  lived  at  Amesbury  Ferry.  He  mar- 
ried Anna  Stevens  of  Salisbury  June  6, 
1791 ;  and  she  died  Oct.  2,  1846,  at  the 
age  of  seventy- three.  He  died  Feb.  28, 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
270 — I.        David^,  b.  Sept.  17,  1 791;  m.  Nancy 

Hackett  of  Salisbury  Jan.  11,  1816. 
271 — II.       Nicholas',    b.   July    11,     1793;    ""• 

Ruth  Choate  of  Newburyport  Aug. 

16,  1815. 
272 — III.      Elizabeth'',  b.  July  4,  1800;  d.  June 

-,  1802. 
273 — IV.      Elizabeth',   b.  June  29,    1803;  m. 

Jeremiah  Flanders  of  South  Hamp- 
ton Dec.  4,  1820. 
274 — V.       Charles'   (twin),  b.  Nov.   5,    1808; 

m.  Batchelder. 

275— VI.      Anna'  (twin),  b.  Nov.  5,  1808;  m. 

Parker  Flanders  of  South  Hampton. 


Samuel  Blasdell^,  born  in  Amesbury 
Feb.  25,  1777.  He  was  a  mariner, and 
lived  in  Amesbury.  He  married  Abigail 
Downs  June  27,  1796;  and  died  in  or  be- 
fore 1803. 

Children  : — 
276—1.        Ruth',  b.  about  1797;  living  in  1803. 
277—11.       Charlotte',  b.  about  1799 ;  living  in 


Serg.  Samuel  Blasdell",  born  in  Ames- 
bury Jan.  11,1756.  He  was  a  ship-carpen- 
ter, and  lived  in  Amesbury  until  about  17  98, 
when  he  removed  to  Newburyport.  He 
was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution.  He 
married  Ruth,  widow  of  Enoch  Page,  Oct. 
19,  1780;  and  was  deceased  in  1804. 

Children,  born  in  Amesbury  : — 
278—1.        Stephen^,  b.  in  1781;  lived  in  Ames- 
bury; and  d.  Sept.  i,  1810. 
279 — n.       Samuel^,  b.  June  10,  1784;  lived  in 

Bristol,  Me.,  in  1809. 
280— III.      William^  b.  Feb.  5,  1786;  lived  in 
Boscawen,    N.    H.,   in  1809;  and 
went  west. 
281— IV.      Henry^,  b.  May  7,  1788;  probably  d. 

282— V.       RuthS  b.  Nov.  25,  1790;  m.  Matthias 


283— VI.      DoROTHY^   b.    Feb.    18,    1793;    m. 

Samuel  Stevens  Jan.  11,  1815. 
284— VII.     Hannah',  b.  Feb.   14,   1795;  living 

in  1804. 
285— VIII.  ELIZABETH^   b.    June   2r,  1797;  m. 



Boston,  Monday,  May  22. 

''Friday  laft  failed  for  London,  the 
Brig  Laft  Attempt,  Capt.  Lyde,  in  whom 
went  Paffengers  "  Mr.  John  Gooll,  mer- 
chant, of  Salem,  and  others. 

SALEM,   May  23. 

"  At  a  Town-Meeting,  Laft  Wednelday, 
Capt.  Richard  Derby,  jun.  and  Mr.  John 
Pickering,  jun.  were  chofen,  by  a  great 
Majority,  to  reprefent  this  Town  in  the  en- 
fuing  General  Affembly. 

"  The  Meeting  was  adjourned  to  the 
27  th  Inft.  in  order  to  agree  upon  Inftruc- 
tions  to  be  prelented  to  the  above  two 
Gentlemen  that  they  may  be  fully  ac- 
quainted with  the  Senfe  of  the  Town  at 
this  critical  Period." 

"  The  following  is  the  Subftance  of  a 
Memorial  of  Mr.  Jacob  Parfons,  a  Deputy 
Sheriff  for  the  County  of  Effex,  prefented 
to  the  Governor  and  Council  laft   Week. 

TH  A  T  on  the  15  th  day  of  May  cur- 
rent at  Gloucefter,  your  memorialift, 
as  one  of  the  deputy- fheriffs  of  the  county 
aforefaid,  by  virtue  of  a  due  process  of 
law,  had  duly  taken  and  legally  held  in 
cuftody,  the  body  of  one  Joiiah  Merrill, 
as  a  prifoner.  That,  while  your  memori- 
alift, was  then  and  there,  in  the  due  exe- 
cution of  his  office  aforefaid,  one  Samuel 
Fellows,  a  commander  of  one  of  his  Ma- 
jesty's armed  cutters,  then  riding  in  the 
harbour  of  Cape-Anne,  with  four  of  his 
men,  with  firearms,  cutlaffes  and  other 
weapons  of  death,  came,  from  on  board 
faid  cutter,  with  a  boat  on  fhore,  and  the 
faid  Fellows  immediately  accofted  the 
faid  Merrill,  by  afking  him  -  -  -  *'  What  he 
did  there?"  Upon  which  faid  Merrill 
replied,  that — "  an  officer  had  taken  him- 
and  had  him  in  cuftody  for  debt;"--, 
"  that  in  confequence  of  this  reply,  faid 
Fellows,  in  an  authoritative  voice,    com- 



manded  faid  Merrill  to  come  away  to  him, 
and  that  he  would  protect  faid   Merrill ; 

That,  on  this  encouragement,  faid 

Merrill  broke  away  from   your  memorial- 

ift,  and  run  towards  faid  Fellows  ; That 

your  memoriaHft  inftantly  commanded,  in 
his  Majefty's  name,  feveral  perfons,  who 
ftood  near,  to  affift  in  feizing  and  ftopping 

his  faid  prifoner; That  in  obedience  to 

this  command  from  your  memorialift,  in 
his  capacity  aforefaid,  feveral  of  his  Majef- 
ty's liege  fubjects,with  your  memorialift, 

feized  and  held  faid  prifoner ; That 

faid  Fellows,  who  while  this  paffed,  was 
within  four  rods  from  your  memorialift 
and  his  prifoner,  instantly  on  faid  Mer- 
rill's being  seized  and  held,  as  laft-men- 
tioned,  ordered  his  faid  four  men  to  fire; 
—  That  on  this  order  two  of  faid  Fellow's 
men  leaped  upon  the  beach,  and  run 
towards  your  memorialift  and  his  faid  af- 
fiftants,  till  they  got  within  two  rods, 
when  they  prefented  their  arms  directly  at 
your  memorialift  and  his  affiftanls,  and 
fired;  the  fhot  and  ball  fcarcely  miffed 
us,  and  entered  a  ftore  within  a  very  few 
inches  of  where  we  ftood;  — Tiiat  the  faid 
prifoner  taking  advantage  of  the  furprize 
and  confternation  your  memorialift  and 
his  faid  affiftants  were  then  in,  and  of  the 
protection  offered  by  one  of  his  Majefty's 
officers,  immediately  broke  away  and  run 

towards  the  faid  Fellows's  boat ; That, 

during  the  whole  of  this  time,  faid  Fel- 
lows and  his  men,  altho'  they  were  re- 
peatedly told,  that  your  memorialist  was 
the  King's  officer,  kept  a  conftant  round 
of  oaths  and  imprecations  upon  your  me- 
morialift, and  his  affiftants ;  damning  the 
King's  officer  and  all  who  belonged  to 
him  ;  f wearing  that  they  would  blow  the 
brains  out,  of  the  firft  man,  who  offered  to 
touch  faid  Merrill,  or   come  towards  the 

boat. That  they  would  take  better 

fight  next  time,  and  the  like; That  as 

faid  Merrill  came  nearer  to  the  boat,  faid 
Fellows  and  his  men  kept  firing  at  your 
memorialift  and  his  affiftants,  till  faid 
Fellows  commanded  his  men  not  to  fire 
any  more  yet ;  but  to  keep  a  referve,  for 
any  who  fhould  attempt  a  retaking  of  faid 

Merrill; — And  that  after  faid  Fellows  and 
his  men  had  6  or  7  times,  by  which  your 
memorialift  and  his  affiftants  were  in  the 
moft  imminent  hazard  of  their  lives,  the 
faid  Fellows  and  his  men  ftill  defending 
faid  Merrill,  retired  on  board  the  boat,  and 
ftill  kept  firing,  as  they  left  the  fhore ;  and 
your  memorialift  has  never  fince  been 
able  to  retake  his  faid  prifoner,  or  bring 
faid  Fellows  to  juftice." 

To  be  sold  at  the  store  lately  improved 
by  Samuel  Gardner,  esq.,  deceased,  Eng- 
lish goods,  200  hogsheads  of  Lisbon  and 
Cadiz  salt,lignumvitae  and  Brazeletto;  also 
a  well-built  schooner,burthen  about  sixty 
tons,  with  a  half-deck,  which  takes  in  the 
main-mast  and  pumps. 

Samuel  Cottnam,  in  Salem,  advertised 
for  sale  Indian  corn,  pitch,  tar,  turpen- 
tine, hog's  fat,  English  goods,  Bengalis, 
chints,  striped  ginghams,  red  and  white 
striped  Holland  for  men's  waistcoats, 
flowered  and  striped  gauze  for  aprons, 
black  and  other  colored  Persians,  wide 
and  narrow,  etc. 

John  Andrew,  goldsmith  and  jeweller, 
at  the  Sign  of  the  Gold  Cup,  in  Salem, 
near  the  Long- Wharf-Lane  (so  called), 

— Essex  Gazette^  May  16-23,  1769. 

Thomas  Berry  of  Rumney  Marsh  in 
Boston,  yeoman,  1730;  had  "father  Di- 
van;" wife  Elizabeth,  1731-2;  and  son 
Divan  Berry,  husbandman,  who  lived  in 
Lynn,  1 7 25- 1 7 30;  married  Bethiah  Bur- 
riage  Nov.  18,  1725;  children,  born  in 
Lynn:  Daniel,  born  Oct.  3,  1726; 
Thomas,  born  July  7,  1728;  Elizabeth, 
born  May  5,  1730. 

Thomas  Berry  (probably  son  of  above- 
named  Thomas  Berry)  ;  husbandman ; 
lived  in  Boston  in  1729,  and  removed  to 
Lynn  in  1731  ;  was  called  "junior"  in 
1734  and  1739;  his  father  was  deceased, 
testate,  in  1739  ;  married  Rebecca  Bal- 
lard of  Lynn  Jan.  27,  1729-30;  they  were 
living  in  Lynn  in  1739,  ^^^  probably  re- 
moved to  Wallingford,  Conn. ;  children, 
born  in  Lynn  :  Thomas,  born  May  30, 
1734  ;  Martha,  born  Dec.  9,  1736  ;  Eliza- 
beth, born  March  30,  1738-9. 



Ephraim  Berry  married  Mary  (Sarah — 
publishment)  Johnson,  both  of  Lynn,  Dec. 
17,  1729;  and  they  probably  lived  in 
Chelsea  in  1742. 

— Records. 


Continued  from  volume  VIII^  pa^e  //j. 
Court,  24  :  4  :    1656. 

John  Gatchell  sworn  constable  of  Mar- 

Phineas  Rider  sworn  constable  of  Glou- 

Bray  Wilkins  and  Thomas  Chadwell 
sworn  constables  of  Lynn. 

Francis  B  jrrill  sworn  clerk  of  the  mar- 
ket at  Lynn. 

John  Pickworth  sworn  constable  of 

Present :  Mr.  Simon  Brodstreete,  Dan  : 
Denison,  maj.-gen.,  Capt.  Rob*  Bridges 
and  Mr.  Rich  :  Dummer. 

Jury  of  trials :  Mr.  Henry  Barthol- 
mew,  Lt.  Tho  :  Lothrop,  Nicholas  Potter, 
John  Neale,  Rich :  Leech  and  Samuel 
Corning  of  Salem  ;  Sam^^  Kent  of  Gloster ; 
John  ffisk  of  Wenham ;  Hen :  Collins, 
Allen  Breade,  Rich :  Johnson  and  Jona- 
than Hutson  of  Lynn ;  and  Jo :  Sibley 
and  Ben  :  ffelton  in  room  of  Nicho  :  Potter 
and  Mr.  Bartholraew  in  Grayes  case. 

William  Blanton  v.  Richard  Hutcheson. 

Joseph  Bond  v.  John  Hathorne. 

Mr.  William  Browne  v.  Marke  Pitman 
alias  Hicks. 

Abraham  Whithare  v.  Jo"  Norman. 

Phihp  Nelson  v.  Mr.  Richard  Dummer, 
executor  of  Tho  :  Nelson,  father  of  plain- 
tiff. For  not  giving  full  account  of  the 
estate  which  the  defendant  has  enjoyed 
for  seven  years. 

Abraham  Whithare  v.  Robert  Gray. 
For  leaving  the  plaintiffs  son  John  Whit- 
hare in  Virginia.  Verdict,  that  he  be 
brought  back  to  New  England  by  the  last 
of  next  April.  John  Whithare  was  a  ser- 
vant of  the  defendant. 

Maj.  William  Hathorne  and  Mr.  Amos 
Richardson,  assignees  to  John  Giifard  v. 
John  Dimon. 

Same  v.  Nicholas  Pynion.  [Writ: 
Same  v.  Nicholas  Pinion ;  dated  3  (4) 
1656  ;  by  the  court,  Jonath  :  Negus.  The 
defendant,  Nicholas  Pinyon,  gave  bond 
(his  R  mark)  ;  surety :  Edward 
Hutchinson.  Writ  served  by  Mathew 
Farington,  constable  of  Lynn. — Files.l 

Same  v.  Richard  Smith.  [Writ :  dated 
3  (4)  1656;  by  the  court,  Jonath:  Ne- 
gus. Served  by  Mathew  Farington,  con- 
stable of  Lynn.  Bond  :  sureties  :  William 
Curiis  and  mark  L.  H.  of  Henry  Lenerd. 
— Files^ 

Same  v.  Joseph  Jenckes,  sr. 
Same  v.  Joseph  James.    [Writ :  dated 
3  (4)  1656;  by    the   court,  Jonath  Ne- 
gus.   Bond  (signed  by  I  mark)  ;    surety: 
Roger  Tyler.      Served  by  Mathew  Far- 
ington, constable  of  Lynn. — Files^     The 
defendant  confessed  judgment. 
Same  v.  Mr.  Henry  Webb. 
Same  v.  John  Vinton. 
Same  v.  Richard  Hood.    [Writ:  dated 
3  (4)  1656 ;  by  the  court,  Jonath  Negus. 
Bond  of  defendant.     Served  by  Mathew 
Farington,  constable  of  Lynn. — Files.'] 

Josuah  Turland  confessed  judgment  to 
Mr.  Edmond  Batter. 

Will.  Curtis  v.  John  Shaw.  For  striking 
plaintiff  in  the  street. 

Lt.  Thomas  Marshall  confirmed  lieuten- 
ant and  Garrard  Spencer  ensign  of  ye 
military  company  at  Lynn.  [Andrew 
Mansfeild  certified  to  the  court  that 
Thomas  Marshall  was  formerly  lieutenant 
of  the  train  band  of  Reddin  and  has  been 
chosen  lieutenant  of  the  train  band  of 
Lynn,  and  that  Jarrerd  Spenser  of  Lynn 
has  been  chosen  an  ensign  of  said  com- 
pany.— Files.] 

Joseph  Armytage,  assignee  of  Henry 
Tucker  v.  Mr.  John  Beckes  &  company 
and  their  agent,  Mr.  John  Giffard.  Also 
another  case  for  labor  at  the  Iron  works. 
Joseph  Armytage,  attorney  to  ffrancis 
Perry  v.  Mr.  John  Beckes  &  company 
and  their  agent,  Mr.  John  Giffard.  For 
work  done  at  the  Iron  works. 

Dan^  Salmon,  administrator  of  Joseph 
Boony  v.  Mr.  John  Beckes  &  company 
and  their  agent,  Mr.  John  Giffard. 



William  Elliott  confessed  judgment  in 
favor  of  Mr.  Henry  Barthollmew. 

Joseph  Arraytage,  assignee  of  Mr. 
Sam^^  Bennett  v.  Mr.  John  Beckes  & 
company  and  their  agent,  Mr.  John  Gif- 

Joseph  Jencke?,  sr.  v.  George  Halsie. 

WilHam  Canterbury  v.  John  Rouden 
and  wife  Mary.  For  great  abuse  of  Can- 
terbury's wife.  Rouden's  wife  having 
given  her  several  blows. 

Richard  Hood  v.  Mr.  John  Beckes  & 
company  and  their  agent,  Mr.  John  Gif- 
ford.  For  work  done  at  the  Iron  works. 
[Georg  Keser  deposed  that  before  Mr. 
Jefford  went  away  from  the  Iron  works 
the  deponent  went  to  Richard  Hode 
several  times  to  get  him  to  do  some  saw- 
ing work,  etc.  Sworn  in  court  27  :  4  :  1656. 
Joseph  James  deposed  that  Richard  Hood 
sawed  the  timber  for  the  furnace  in  1653, 
viz  :  ye  arms,  wheel,  etc.,  half-inch  boards 
for  coal  Waynes,  etc.  Sworn  in  court 
26  :  4  :  1656. — Files ?^ 

Mr.  Holliock  to  be  paid  for  funeral 
charges  of  Joseph  Booney  by  Dan^  Sall- 
mon,  administrator  of  J.  B.'s  estate,  in 
merchantable  wheat. 

Mr.  Robert  Payne  is  chosen  treasurer 
for  the  county  of  Essex. 

Mr.  Will.  Browne  and  Mr.  Batter 
brought  in  will  of  John  Jackson,  sr.  The 
executor  refused  to  serve,  and  adminis- 
tration was  granted  to  said  Browne  and 
Batter.  [The  original  will  is  on  file,  be- 
ing duly  proved.  It  is  printed  in  full  in 
The  Antiquarian y  volume  VI,  page  165. 
The  inventory  of  the  goods  belonging  to 
the  deceased  was  taken  10:  i  mo : 
1655-6,  by  James  Inderwood  (his  I  N 
mark)  and  Thomas  Smith.  Amount, 
;£2o,  6 J. — Files. '] 

Mr.  George  Corwine  to  bring  in  inven- 
tory of  estate  of  John  Bridgman.    Amount, 

;^44,  14-f.,  9Ya^'     ''The  child"  is  men- 

Will  of  Thomas  Wickes  of  Salem  proved 
by  Tho :  Cromwell  and  Anna  Cromwell. 
[The  original  will  is  on  file.  It  is  printed 
in  full  in  The  Antiquarian,  volume  VI, 
page    165.     Inventory   of  the   estate  of 

Thomas  Weeke,  lately  deceased,  taken  by 
Hilliard  Veren  and  Thomas  Cromwell. 
Amount,  ^192,  10s.;  real,  ^57,  house, 
shop,  barn  and  land;  personal,  ^135, 
loi".  Due  from  the  estate,  ^42,  10s 
— Files.'\ 

Ezekiell  Wathen,  apprentice  to  Thomas 
Avery,  discharged,  being  twenty  years 

Thomas  Watson  of  Salem  had  his  fine 
for  not  training  partly  remitted. 

Francis  Nurse  of  Salem  discharged 
from  training. 

Tho :  Dorman  of  Topsfield  discharged 
from  training. 

John  Row  of  Gloster  fined  and  to  con- 
fess for  saying  that  if  his  wife  was  of  his 
mind  he  would  set  his  house  on  fire  and 
run  away  by  ye  light  and  ye  Devil  should 
take  ye  farm ;  and  that  he  would  live  no 
longer  among  such  a  company  of  hell 

Edmond  Nicholson  and  ffrancis  Simson 
of  Marblehead  fined  for  bloodshed. 

Widow  Florence  Hart  of  Marblehead 
appointed  administratrix  of  the  estate  of 
her  deceased  husband.  Elias  Stileman  is 
to  allow  claims  against  the  estate,  etc. 
[Inventory  of  the  estate  of  John  Hart  of 
Marblehead  taken  14:  i:  1655-6,  by 
Moses  Mavericke  and  Johanne  Bartoll. 
Amount,^74,  jos.,  (id.\  real,^46,  ioj.  ; 
personal,  ^28,  os.^  6d.  Due  to  Mr.  Cor- 
win,  Mr.  Browne,  Sam  Archard  and  Mr. 
Elzey,  ;^63,  6s.,  in  all. — Files.'] 

The  general  court  referred  to  this  court 
the  ordering  of  the  house  of  cor- 
rection. Referred  to  ye  worshipful  Mr. 
Simons  and  Maj.  Dennison  to  agree  with 
Mr.  Wilson  or  Mr.  Browne  to  be  master 
of  said  house. 

Servants  of  ye  house  to  have  five  shill- 

Lt.  Thomas  Marshall,  Mr.  Thomas 
Layton  and  James  Axie  of  Lynn  sworn 
commissioners  for  Lynn  to  end  small 

Court,  25  :   9  :   1656. 

Thomas  White  of  Wenham  confessed 
judgment  in  favor  of  Tho :  Robbins, 
assignee  of  Willm  Walbridg. 



Richard  Kemball  of  Wenham  sworn 
constable  of  that  town. 

Isaac  Comings  of  Ipswich  prosecuted 
Zerubable  PhiUips  for  breaking  his  house. 
Phillips  did  not  appear. 

Mr.  Nathaniell  Rogers,  Humphrey  Grif- 
fin, Jo°  ffuller,  John  Caldwell,  John  Com- 
ings and  Wm  Smith  bound  for  his  appear- 
ance to  the  treasurer  of  the  county.  Bond 

Maj.  Willm  Hathorne,  Mr.  William 
Browne  and  Mr.  Edmond  Batter  sworn 
commissioners  to  end  small  causes  in 

Present :  Mr.  Simon  Brodstreet,  Dan- 
iell  Denison,  maj.-gen.,  Mr.  Rich  Dumer, 
assist'  and  Mr.  Hubbert,  assist^ 

Grand  jury :  Jeffrey  Massy,  Jo"  Por- 
ter, sr.,  Rich :  Brockenbery,  Samuell 
Aborne  and  Thomas  Watson  of  Salem ; 
Lt.  Thomas  Marshall,  James  Axie,  ffrancis 
Ingalls  and  Nathaniell  Hanford  of  Lynn ; 
James  Moulton  of  Wenham;  John  Sibly 
of  Manchester ;  John  Bartoll  of  Marble- 
head  ;  and  George  Blake  of  Gloster. 

Trial  jury :  Mr.  Walter  Price,  Ens. 
Willm  Dixie,  Willm  fflynt.  Rich  :  Bishop, 
ffran :  Skerry,  [and]  Michaell  Shaflin  [of 
Salem?],  Willm  Dodge,  Andrew  Mans- 
field, John  Mansfield,  [and]  Mathew 
ffarrington  [of  Lynn?],  Thomas  ffiske 
and  Thomas  Prince. 

John  Rodes  v.  Allexsander  Gold.  For 
shooting  and  killing  his  dog. 

Same  v.  Same.  Slander,  for  saying  that 
plaintiff  was  a  cheating  rogue  and  knave. 

Edward  Woolland  v.  William  Pitt.  For 
not  delivering  goods  in  Newfoundland. 

Thomas  Robbins,  assignee  of  William 
Walbridge  v.  Tho  :  White. 

Richard  Kemball  v.  Richard  Shatchwell 
and  his  wife  Rebecca.  Slander,  spoken 
by  said  Rebecca. 

Zacheus  Gould  v.  Thomas  Cutler.  For 
not  paying  to  Mr.  Henry  Barthollmew  for 
said  Gole. 

Mr.  Richard  Dumer,  executor  of  Mr. 
Thom  Nelson  v.  Phillip  Nelson.    Review. 

Elias  Stileman,  attorney  of  Mr.  John 
Holgrave  v.  Thomas  Davis  and  Robert 

Edward  Pitford  v.  William  Beale.  For" 
work  done  at  ye  mill. 

Mr.  Nicholas  Davison  v.  Robert  Gutch. 
Plaintiff  has  possession  of  the  house  given 
him  by  Mr.  Willm  Norton,  to  whom  it 
was  mortgaged. 

John  Putnam  v.  Joseph  Gardner.  Mr. 
Tho  :  Gardner  appeared  for  the  defend- 

Roger  Haskall  v.  Giles  Corey.    Debt. 

Mr.  ffran  Johnson,  Mr.  Moses  Mavereck 
and  Mr.  John  Bartholl  sworn  commission- 
ers to  end  small  causes  at  Marblehead. 

George  ffraill  of  Lynn  freed  from  train- 

Macklin  Huckstable  of  Marblehead, 
dying  interstate  about  five  months  since, 
administration  is  granted  to  Mr.  Edm  : 
Batter  and  Mr.  ffran  Johnson.  Inventory, 
^29,  9J-.,  ()d.  Insolvent. 
26  :  9  :    1656. 

Capt.  Wm  Gerrish  sworn  commissioner, 
etc.,  in  Newbury. 

Will  of  Mr.  James  Noies  of  Newbury 
proved  by  Capt.  Wm  Gerrish  and  Nicho- 
lass  Noeis.  Also,  inventory.  [The  will 
of  James  Noyes  was  sworn  to  by  Robert 
Long  Nov.  21,  1656,  before  Edward 
Woodman  and  Nicholas  Noyes,  commis- 
sioners for  Newbury.  The  will  was  proved 
in  this  court  by  Capt.  Will  Geerish  and 
Nicholas  Noice.  The  original  will  is  on 
file,  and  was  printed  in  The  Antiquarian^ 
volume  VII,  page  17.  Inventory  of  the 
estate  of  Mr.  James  Noyes,  teacher  of 
Newbury,  "who  deceafed  the  21*^  of 
October,"  1656,  taken  by  Richard  Knight 
and  Anthony  Somerby.  Amount,  jQ^S^y 
\\s.,  4^.;  real,  ^310;  personal,  ;^347> 
1 1  J.,  4//.  Due  from  the  estate  in  England 
and  Boston,  ;^56,  loj.  Sworn  to  by 
Sarah  Noyes,  widow  of  the  deceased,  Nov. 
21,  1656. — Files. '] 

Isaac  Cozens  sued  Thomas  Treadwell. 
Defendant  has  fees. 

John  Williams  arrested  Job  Hilliard. 
Defendant  has  fees. 

Matter  about  son  of  Abraham  Whithare 
and  Robert  Gray.    To  pay  13^.  instead 

of  20^". 



James  Paw,  presented  for  absence  from 
his  wife.  He  had  gone  out  of  the  country 
a  good  space. 

Contract  of  marriage  between  Thomas 
Nelson  of  Rowley  and  Joane  Dumer, 
dated  15  :  12  :  1641.  This  is  printed  in 
full  in  The  Antiquarian^  volume  I,  page 


Henry  Muddle  presented  for  absence 
from  his  wife  divers  years.  Gone  out 
of  the  country. 

28  :  9  :   1656. 

Anis  Chubb  and  Elizabeth  Vinsent  of 
Manchester  presented  for  railing  speeches, 
foul  language  and  fighting.  Witnesses : 
Alice  Leech  and  Peter  Whithare.  Con- 

Anis  Chubb  with  her  daughter  Deliver- 
ance Chubb  and  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Abraham  Whithare,  presented  for  abusing 
and  beating  the  daughter  of  John  Nor- 
man, said  Chubb  calling  for  an  ax,  saying 
she  would  kill  her.     Both  fined. 

John  Pollen  of  Wenham  and  wife 
Bethiah  fined  for  fornication  before  mar- 

Elizabeth,  wife  of  John  Legg  of  Marble- 
head,  presented  for  perniciously  belying 
the  wife  of  Jo°  Cleements  in  the  matter  of 
the  birth  and  death  of  a  child  of  hers,  be- 
cause she  called  none  to  its  birth  or 
death.  Stocks.  Witnesses :  Mary  Cauly, 
Mary  Trevis  and  Goody  Clemonts. 

Edward  Pitford  of  Marblehead  fined 
for  being  disguised  by  strong  liquors  or 
wine.  Witnesses:  Henry  Stacie  and 
Tho :  Bowen. 

Henry  Cooke  of  Salem  and  his  son 
Isaac  presented  for  beating  and  kicking 
Sam  Abourn  and  Moses  Aborne,  sons  of 
Sam  Abourn,  on  ye  Lord's  day.  Dis- 

William  Lord,  jr.,  of  Salem  fined  for 
cruel  and  much  beating  of  James  Abbott, 
servant  to  Mr.  Edmond  Batter,  with  a 
wabiut  cudgell,  saying  he  would  kill  the 
rogue,  when  help  came  to  the  res- 

William  Everton  presented  for  drinking 
tobacco  near  a  barn  without  door.  He  is 
at  sea. 

Bettres,  wife  of  Willm  Canterbury 
fined  for  provoking  speeches  to  the  wife 
of  John  Rouden,  calling  her  lousie  slut 
and  saying  she  had  but  one  shift,  and  giv- 
ing strong  suspicion  of  assaulting  her  per- 
son.    Witness  :  John  Leech.     Paid  fine. 

John  Cantlebery  fined  for  lying  in  wait 
and  beating  the  wife  of  John  Rouden, 
coming  from  behind  a  bush  when  his 
mother  and  Rouden's  wife  were  in  com- 
bustion. His  mother  went  away,  and 
Benjamin  Wojdrow,  being  near,  heard 
Mrs.  Rouden  cry  out,  on  Lord's  day. 
His  father  engaged  to  pay  the  fine. 

Benjamin  Woodrow  to  sit  in  the  stocks 
for  perjury  in  the  above  complaint. 

John  Rouden's  wife,  of  Salem,  fined  for 
fighting  with  and  beating  the  wife  of  W™ 
Canterbery  on  ye  Lord's  day.  Phill : 
Cromwell  promised  to  pay  the  fine. 

John  Long,  clerk  of  Gloster,  presented 
for  long  absence  from  his  wife.  Out  of 
the  country. 

Five  shillings  to  the  servants  of  the 

To  be  continued. 


The  will  of  John  Pike,  sr.,  of  Salisbury 
was  proved  in  the  Hampton  court  3  : 
8  mo  :  1654.  In  volume  V  of  The  Anti- 
quarian, page  156,  this  will  was  printed 
as  it  was  recorded  in  the  old  Norfolk 
Deeds.  Since  it  was  printed  the  original 
will  has  been  found  in  the  probate  office 
at  Salem,  and  a  copy  of  the  original  is 
given  below,  though  it  varies  but  slightly 
from  the  record  copy. 

In  the  name  of  god  Amen 

The  laft  will  &  teftament  of  John 
Pike  fenior  being  fick  and  Weake  in 
body  but  of  pfect  memory,  maye  24. 

firft.  I  will  &  bequeath  my  foule  vnto 
god  In  the  lord  Jefus  Chrift  &  my  body 
to  be  buried  in  Convenient  burieinge 
place  &  a  my  worldly  goods  to  bee 
beftowed  as  followeth. 

firft  I  giue  my  howfe  &  lande  at  the 
old  towne  at  Newbery  boath  vplande  & 


meddow  with  my  privellidge  of  Comon 
II  at  Newberyll  vnto  my  gran  Child  John 
Pike  the  fon  of  my  eld  eft  fon  John  Pike 
w*^  that  parcell  of  my  lande  at  the  little 
River.  &  In  Cafe  the  faide  John  Pike  doe 
die  without  Ifsue  &  before  he  is  twenty 
one  yeare  old  then  the  faide  lande  fhall 
paff  to  his  Brother  &  fifters  by  equall 
portions  &  If  they  faile  then  it  fhall  paff 
to  the  next  of  kinn. 

Allfoe  I  giue  that  portion  of  my  lande 
at  the  new  towne  Caled  by  the  name  of 
the  pitt  boath  vplande  &  meddow  vnto 
my  grand  Child  John  Pike  the  fon  of  my 
fon  Robert  Pike  &  In  cafe  the  faide  John 
Pike  die  without  Ifsue  ||or  before  the  age 
of  twenty  one||  the  faid  land  fhall  paff  to 
his  fifters  &  if  they  faile  then  it  fhall 
paff  to  the  next  of  kinn 

Allfoe  I  giue  vnto  my  Daughter  Doro- 
thy twenty  pounde  to  be  equally  devided 
betwixt  her  &  her  Children  by  equall 

Allfoe  I  giue  to  my  daughter  ann  twen- 
ty pounde  to  be  devided  betwixt  her  & 
her  Children  by  equall  portions. 

AlKoe  I  giue  to  my  daughter  Ifraell 
twenty  pounde  to  be  devided  betwixt 
her  &  her  Children  by  equall  portions 

Allfoe  I  give  to  my  daughter  in  law 
mary  the  wife  of  my  fon  John  fowrty 
fhillings  &  I  giue  to  her  Children  Jofeph 
hanna  mary  &  ruth  each  of  ||them|| 
fowrty  fhillings 

Allfoe  I  give  vnto  my  daughter  in  law 
fara  the  wife  of  my  fon  Robert  fowrty 
fhillings  &  I  giue  to  her  Children  fara 
Dorathye  mary  &  Elizabeth  ||each  of 
them  II  fowrty  fhillings.  allfoe  I  giue 
vnto  my  tenant  famuell  more  the  bed- 
fteed  that  he  hath  of  mine. 

Allfoe  I  doe.  appoynte  my  two  fons 
John  &  Robert  to  bee  my  executors  to  fee 
my  will  pformed  &  my  debts  &  all 
Charges  paide  Hfoe  farr  as  my  eftate  will 
reach  II  &  the  remainder  of  my  eftate 
within  doare  &  without  doare  fhall  be 
devided  betwixt  my  two  faid  executors 
my  fons  John  Pike  &  Robert  Pike  by 
equall  portions  all  debts  &  Charges  being 
firft  difcharged  &  paide 


furthermore  my  will  is  that  in  Cafe  my 
fons  John  Pike  &  Robert  Pike  f  hould  re- 
moue  out  of  the  Cuntry  with  theire  fami- 
leyes  after  my  deceafe  before  my  faide 
grande  Children  are  of  the  age  of  twenty 
one  yeare  that  then  it  fhall  be  in  the 
power  of  my  faid  fons  John  &  Robert 
to  difpofe  in  the  waye  of  fale  or  other- 
wife  of  the  faide  lande  for  the  benefitt  of 
my  faide  grand  Children  refpectiuely  that 
is  to  faye  my  fon  w^^  is,  the  father  fhall 
difpofe  of  that  lande  w^^  is  by  me  given 
to  his  owne  Childe  &  foe  boath  refpect- 

Henry  Mondey  John  Pike 

the  mark  of  R  John  Raff e 


The  nuncupative  will  of  Rev.  Nathan- 
iel Rogers  of  Ipswich  was  proved  in  the 
court  at  Ipswich  25  :  7  :  1655.  The  fol- 
lowing is  a  copy  of  the  original  paper  on 
file  in  the  probate  office  in  Salem. 

The  laft  will  and  teftament  of  M"^  Na- 
thaniel Rogers  Paftour  of  the  Church  of 
Chrift  at  Ipfwich,  as  was  taken  from  his 
owne  mouth  July  3.  Anno  Dom  :  1655. 

Concerning  my  outward  eftate.  To 
one  of  the  brethren  I  have  left  a  peculiar 
charge,  which  he  fhall  have  power  in  him- 
felfe  to  doe,  and  not  to  fufpend. 

The  fumme  of  my  eftate  both  in  Old 
England,  and  New,  feemes  to  amount  to 
about  y®  value  of  twelve  hundred  pound ; 
of  which  fume,  foure  hundred  pound  is 
expected  from  my  father  M"^  Robert  Crane 
in  England. 

To  my  fonne  John,  to  prevent  expecta- 
tion of  a  double  portion,  I  have  not  fo 
bequeathed ;  he  hath  never  beene  by  any 
labour  ferviceable  to  to  his  brethren,  but 
hath  beene  upheld  by  their  labour,  & 
paine,  while  he  hath  beene  determining 
his  way.  Therefore  I  give  and  bequeath 
to  him  an  equall  portion  with  his  other 
brethren,  viz,  y®  fume  of  one  hundred 
pound  of  my  eftate  in  New  England. 

To  my  fonne  Nathaniel  I  give  and  be- 
queath y®  fume  of  one  hundred  pound 
out  of  my  eftate  in  Old  England ;  &  one 



hundred  pound  out  of  my  eftate  in  New 

To  my  fonne  Samuel  I  give  &  be- 
queath y®  fume  of  one  hundred  pound 
out  of  my  eftate  in  Old  England ;  &  one 
hundred  pound  out  of  my  eftate  in  New 

To  my  fonne  Timothy  I  give  &  be- 
queath y®  fume  of  one  hundred  pound 
out  of  my  eftate  in  Old  England ;  &  one 
hundred  pound  out  of  my  eftate  in  New 

To  my  fonne  Ezekiel  I  give  &  bequeath 
the  fume  of  twenty  pound,  which  he 
fhall  have  liberty  to  take  in  my  bookes,  if 
he  pleafe. 

To  my  daughter  I  have  already  given 
her  at  leaft  two  hundred  pound. 

The  time  of  y®  childrens  receiving 
their  portions  either  in  part,  or  whole,  fhall 
be  according  to  y®  mutuall  advice  of  my 
Executours,  with  thefe  godly  friends 
named,  viz,  my  Coufin  M"^  Ezekiel  Rog- 
ers, Mathew  Boyes,  Ezekiel  Che  ever,  who 
are  entreated  to  advife  &  counfell  in  this, 
&  any  other  cafe  as  need  fhall  require. 

To  my  three  grandchildren,  John,  Na- 
thaniel, Margaret  Hubbard,  I  give  &  be- 
queath to  each  of  them  y®  fume  of  fourtie 

To  my  Coufin  John  Rogers  I  give  & 
bequeath  the  fume  of  five  pound,  which  is 
in  y®  hands  of  Enfigne  Howlett. 

To  the  children  of  my  Coufin  John 
Harris  of  Rowley,  viz,  Elizabeth,  Nathan- 
iel, John,  Mary,  I  give  &  bequeath  to 
each  y®  fume  of  twenty  fhillings. 

To  Mary  Quilter  my  maidfervant  I  give 
y®  sum  of  three  pound. 

To  Sarah  ffiUybrowne  my  other  maid- 
fervant I  give  y®  fume  of  ten  fhiJJings. 

To  Harbert  CoUedge  in  Cambridge  I 
give  &  bequeath  y®  fume  of  five  pounds. 

To  y®  poore  I  give  the  fume  of  three 

The  remaining  part  of  my  eftate  not 
yet  difpofed  of,  I  give  &  bequeath  to  my 
deare  wife  M"  Margaret  Rogers  during 
her  life,  &  after  her  deceafe  to  be 
equally  diftributed  among  my  children, 
by  y®  advice  of  the  friends  above  named. 

I  do  ordaine  &  conftitute  my  deare  & 
beloved  wife  M"  Margaret  Rogers,  and 
my  trufty  &  welbeloved  friends  M*"  Rob- 
ert Paine,  and  John  Whipple  to  be  Ex- 
ecutours of  this  my  laft  will,  &  teftament. 

pued  in  Court  held  at  Ipswich  the  25**^ 
of  the  7*^  mo :  1655  to  be  the  last  will  & 
Testament  of  m*^  Nathaniell  Rogers  by 
the  oaths  of  llm*"]!  Ezekell  Cheuer  &  dea- 
con John  Whipple  taken  from  his  mouth 
being  in  pfect  memory 

p  me  Robert  Lord  cleric 


The  will  of  Francis  Parrot  of  Rowley 
was  proved  in  the  Ipswich  court  Sept. 
30,  1656.  The  following  is  a  copy  of 
the  original  instrument  on  file  in  the  pro- 
bate office  at  Salem. 

I  ffrancis  Parrat  of  Rowley  intending 
to  take  a  Journey  to  England  defire  as 
fensible  of  the  frailty  of  this  mortall  life  to 
fet  my  houfe  in  order  &  doe  therfore 
conftitute  and  appoint  this  as  my  laft  will 
and  teftament  in  maner  &  forme  as 
foUoweth.  Impf  I  giue  &  bequeath  my 
foule  to  God  that  gaue  it  &  my  body  to 
be  interred  as  the  wife  hand  of  God  fees 
meete  whether  by  fea  or  land  in  comforta- 
ble hopes  of  a  happy  refurrectio  at  that 
day.  Ite  my  will  is  that  my  debts  be 
firft  payd  Ite  I  giue  to  my  Loueing  wife 
Elizabeth  Parrat  one  hundred  pounds  to 
take  it  wher  fhee  pleafes  in  land  goods 
&  Cattle  I  alfo  giue  to  her  my  houfe  and 
houfe  lott  for  her  life  and  after  her  death 
my  will  is  that  it  fhall  be  equally  diuided 
amonge  my  Children.  Ite  the  reft  of  my 
lands  goods  &  Chatties  I  giue  to  my  Sk 
daughters  to  be  equally  diuided  amongft 
them  and  each  of  them  to  haue  their 
equall  fhare  paid  vnto  them  at  the  age  of 
twenty  one  yeares  or  the  d&y  of  their 
mariage  w**^  fliall  firft  be  And  I  conftitute 
my  wife  as  my  fole  executrix  of  this  my 
laft  will  and  Teftament  And  I  appoint 
my  Loueing  brethren  maxmilian  Jewet  & 
Ezekiell  Northend  as  ouerfeers  of  this  my 
laft  will  and  teftament  in  witnes  hereof 



I  haue   herevnto  fet   my  hand  this  18'^ 
day  of  Nouember  1655. 

In  the  prefence 

of  vs 

Ezekiel  northend  ffrancis  Parrot 

John  palmer 


The  will  of  Jane  Lambert  of  Rowley 
was  proved  in  the  Ipswich  court  27:7: 
1659.  The  following  copy  is  taken  from 
the  original  on  file  in  the  probate  office  at 

The  laft  will  and  Teftament  of  Jaine 
Lambert  widow  may  the  24  :  1559 

I  Jaine  lambert  beeing  fick  in  body 
but  of  perfect  Memory  doe  make  this  my 
laft  will  and  Teftament  in  form  folowing 

Imprimous  I  giue  all  my  land  madowes 
comans  and  whatfoeuer  belongeth  to  my 
houf  and  lot/  by  any  right  with  the  faid 
houfe  barnes  and  what  pertaines  therto 
I  fay  all  my  lands  excepting  the  land  in 
the  vilege  vnto  my  eldeft  fon  John 

It  I  giue  vnto  him  one  fether  bed  with 
all  that  belongeth  vnto  it 

It  I  giue  vnto  my  fonn  Jonathan  Lam- 
bert forty  pounds 

It  I  giue  vnto  my  fonn  Gerfhom  Lam- 
bert forty  pounds 

It  I  giue  vnto  him  one  fether  bed  with 
all  that  belongeth  ther  vnto 

It  I  giue  vnto  my  fonn  Thomas  Lambert 
one  pewther  plater  and  one  linen  fheet 
and  one  filuer  fpoone 

It  I  giue  vnto  my  Daughter  Anne 
Lambert  one  great  Chif  t  and  all  that  is  in 
it  and  one  trunke  and  all  that  is  in  it  one 
litl  box  and  all  that  is  in  it  the  fether 
beding  which  I  ly  one  with  all  ther  be- 
longes  vnto  it  and  all  my  pewther  with  all 
my  brafs  and  potts  and  ketls  and  when 
thes  things  is  prifed,  I  will  that  they  fhall 
be  made  vp  to  the  value  of  fixty  pounds 
provided  that  if  all  this  eftat :  the  land 
giuen  to  John  excepted  Doe  not  Amoneitt 
to  thef  fumes  thus  giuen  out  as  aboue- 
mentioned  I  will  that  they  fhall  all  abatte 

It  I  make  ordaine  and  Conftitute  my 
eldeft  Sonn  John  Lambert  to  be  executor 
of  This  my  will  and  teftament  and  doe 
defier  and  intreat  M"^  Ezekill  Rogers  and 
M"^  Jofeph  Jewit  to  be  ouerfeers  of  this  my 
will  and  Teftament  in  wittnes  that  this  is 
my  owne  free  deliberat  act  and  deed  I 
haue  fetto  my  hand  the  day  and  yere  firft 
aboue  written 

read  :  figned  in  the  prefents  of  vs 
Jofeph  Jewett  hir  mark 

Thomas  Leaner  Jaine  IL  Lambert 


Christopher  Berry  of  Salem,  1640. 

John  Berry  of  Ipswich  married  Mary 
Chapman  Jan.  24,  1676-7. 

— Savage. 

Edward  Bishop  (No.  3,  page  122, 
The  Aniiquarian,  volume  VIII)  died  in 
Rehoboth,  an  innholder,  in  May,  17 11. 
In  his  will,  he  mentions  wife  Sarah ;  sons 
Ebenezer  Bishop,  Edward  Bishop,  Jona- 
than Bishop,  Samuel  Bishop  and  David 
Bishop  j  daughters  Priscilla,  wife  of  Sam- 
uel Day  (his  second  wife,  married  Sept. 
14,  1702),  and  Sarah,  wife  of Jor- 
dan.— Fred  N.  Day,  Auburndaky  Mass. 

"  Connecticut  river  ^'  should  read  "Con- 
toocook  river,"  in  The  Antiquarian,  page 

Hannah,  wife  of  Thomas  Blanchard 
(No.  II,  on  page  27,  in  The  Antiqua- 
rian), died  in  1725,  but  the  date  of 
death  and  age  given  are  the  date  of 
death  and  age  of  the  widow  of  Samuel 
Blanchard  (No.  4). 

The  inscription  at  the  bottom  of  the- 
first  column  of  page  3  has  been  critically 
examined  and  compared  with  an  older- 
copy.     It  reads  in  full  as  follows: — 

Here  Lyeth 

Buried         the  Body 

of  Rachel  Baker 

Who        Deceased        the 
5*^   of  Iu°e    A — D  1 73 1 
In  y®  48*^  y'^  of  her  Age. 





^  The  burial-ground  at  Bay  View  was 
laid  out  quite  early.  The  oldest  grave- 
stone now  standing  there  and  decipher- 
able bears  the  date  of  1730.  The  following 
are  all  of  the  inscriptions  to  be  found 
there  bearing  dates  prior  to  1 800. 

Here. lyes  buried 
the  body  .  of  Sarah 
Dau"^  to  the  Rev<*  m'  Benj* 
Bradstreet  &  Sarah 
his  wife,  aged  17 
Ye  ars  &  i  Day 
died  M  ar  c  h  ^  3** 

DAU'^to  M^  THOMAS  & 


1730  in  Y«  16  YEAR 

Then  die  ! 

In  memory  of 


And  their  Children 



^  ^^  a  brighter  world  on 
Man  shall  return  unto  dust. 

Mark  Davis,  died  May  25,  1802.    ^t.  52. 
Watch  and  pray  for  y^  know  not  when  the  time  is. 


Betsy  Davis,  died  Sept.  10,  1792.    ^t.  37. 
God  is  righteous  and  holy  ^in  all  his  ways  and  works 

Eliza  Davis,  died  Sept.  27,  1795.    -^t*  i3« 
The  fear  of  the  Lord  is  the  beginning  of  wisdom. 

Mary  Davis,  died  Augst  23,  1795.     Ma  5. 
Of  such  is  the  kingdom  of  heaven. 

James  Davis,  died  Oct.  4,  1808.     ^t.  21. 
I^  thou  wilt  enter  into  life  keep  the  commandments. 

Mortals,  here  see  your  fate. 
Behold  a  God  I  adore  him  and  obey. 

Here    lies  the    Body    of 
M"  Abigail  Davis 
the  wife   of     Cap'  James 
Davis  y®  3**  who  died  Dec*^ 
y®  21*'  176  I. 

in   the   34*^   year 
of  her  Age. 


M"  Mary  Davis 
WIFE  OF  Cap* 
James  Davis 
aged  53  years 
3    m**      died     june 

29        1753- 


Confort  of 

Cap^  William  Davis  Jun^ 

departed  this  life 

June  14*^  1790, 

in  the  24**^  year  of 

his  age. 

HERE  LYES    Y**    BODY 

OF  Sarah  Davis 
Y®  DAU^  of  Cap'' 
James  Davis 
&  Mary  his  wife 
aged      i  3      years 

&     6    M^     died    NOV 

Y'     6  1745 

*This  word  belongs  at  the  end  of  the  preceding 



Here  lies  y®  Body  of 
M"  Abigail  Dennison 
the  wife  of  M"^  George 
Dennison  who  died  May 

ye  jBt  175    3^ 

Aged         47  Years. 


HERE         LYES 


OF  m' 






1747/8      IN      THE       49 
YEAR        OF        HIS  AGE 

D  A  U'^^  OF  M"^ 

GEORGE  &  M'^^ 
AGED       8      YEARS 





Here  lies  Buried 

The  Body  of  Capt° 

Jonathan       Fellows 

who      departed     this 

Life  the  20'^ 

*       I     7 


day   of 
5     9 

Here  is  InterrM 

The  Body  of 

Cap*     RICHARD     GOSS 
Who  Departed 

This      Life        o  c  t'^ 





o  f 

h  i 



Here  Lie  y®  Remains 
of  cap*  Richard  Gofs 
Who  Departed 
this  Life  June 
ye        jgth        1769 

In      the     $z^^     Year 




*Buried  in  the  ground. 


OF   James    Griffin 
SON   OF  m"^  Samuel 


&      M* 





1 749       IN      Y® 

YEAR     OF     HIS 




Mifs  Judith  Griffin 

departed  this  life 

February  20,  1772, 

In  the  15*^  year  of 

her  age 


Confort  of 

Mr.  Thomas  Griffin 

departed  this  life 

April  Z,  i793> 
In  the  55  year  of  her  age 

So  fefus  fUpt^  God'^s  dying  Son 
Paft  through  the  grave^  and  bleft  the  bed 
Reft  here^  fair  faint ^  till  from  his  throne 
The  morning  breaks  and  pierce  the  fhade. 

Mifs  Lydia  Griffin 

departed  this  life 
November  lOf  i'j<)2f 
In  the  24^^  year  of 
her  age. 

^■^^— ^—  .^ 

Here  Lies  Interr'd 

the  Wife  of  m"^ 

.    Sam^  Griffen  Jun'^ 

Who  Des*  Sepf^  y«  10 

1767  In  Y®  51  Year 

of  her  age 

Come  Mortal  Man 
And  Cast  An  Eye 
Come  Read  thy  Doom 
Prepare  to  Die 

Thomas  Griffin  Jun 
departed  this  life 
december  13*^  1791- 
In  the  2g^^  year  of 
his  age. 



Mr.  Thomas  Griffin 
departed  this  life 
Febry  13,  1796, 
In  the  62  year  of 
his  age. 
Sleep  lovely  faint  and  take  thy  reft; 
Thy  work  is  done^  thy  bed  is  bleft; 
For  Chrift  will  change  thy  mortal  clay, 
And  rais  the  Saint  to  endlefs  day. 

In  memory  of 

Nathaniel  Griffith 

son  to  Capt.  Nath^  Griffith 

&  mrs.  Pricilla  his  wife 

died  Aug*  i  1793 

aged   I  year  6  mon^ 

A  pleaf ant  flower  cut  down 

And  withered  in  an  hour. 

M'  J  O  H  N  &  M" 
AGED  5  YEARS  &  8  M^ 
DEC^  JAN'^y  f  12 
173     5/6 


DEC^  JUNE  Y«  15*^ 
1733  IN  Y«  38**^  YEAR 

In  Memory  of 
Mary  Haraden 
Dau'^  to  Nathaniel 
&  Mary  Haraden 
Aged  4  years  & 
21  DS  Died  OoSF 
.th       .  .  6  7. 

M'^     THOMAS        * 
AGED      4      YE 
DEC         I 

Son  of  George  and 

Judith  Knights 
died  April  19,  1796, 
aged  I  year  9  mo. 

But  Jef us  f aid  unto  thtm  fuffer 
Little  children  to  come  to  me^  and 
Forbid  them  not:  for  of  Such  is  the 
Kingdom  of  God, 

In  Memory  of 

Caleb  Lane 

who  died  Feb  10,  1783, 

Aged  54  Years. 

Farewell  my  wife  cSr*  Children  dear 
If  ought  on  earth  could  keep  me  here 
It  would  be  my  love  for  you 
But  Jesus  calls  my  soul  away 
Jesus  forbids  a  longer  stay 
My  dearest  friends  i  adieu. 

2    4' 

I   7 

In  memory  of 

M"  Anna  Norwood 

Wife  of  Capt.  Francis  Norwood 

who  died  April  10 — 1776  ; 

^t.  37 

Here  Lies  the  Body  of 

Mifs  Elizabeth  Norwood, 

Who  departed  this  Life 

the  3**  day  of  Octo''  1769, 

Aged  27  Years. 

Alfo  her  dear  brother 
M'^  Abraham  Norwood,  died  in 
Virginia  Decem  12*^  1769,  &  was  Interr'd 
in  a  Church  Yard  in  North- River 

In  Memory  of 
Nathaniel  Haraden 
Son  to  Nathaniel 
&  Mary  Haraden 
Aged  3  Years  & 
25    DS    Died     Nov^ 



In  memory  of 

M'^  Elizabeth  Norwood 

Wife  of  M^  Jonathan  Norwood ^ 

who  died  Oct^  20 —  1775 

M\?   60. 




In  memory  of 
M'  Jonathan  Norwood, 
who  diedFeby2i — 1791; 
^t^  79. 

Alfo  his  Son  Eben'  Norwood, 
who  died  in  New-York  of  the 
Small-pox  May  6 — 1783 

here  lies   y* 

D  A  U^       OF 

&    Eliz'^" 

AGED  12 


7    5    3 

BODY     OF 





R       28*^ 

Here  lies  y®  Body  of 
Zaccheus  Norwood 
son  of  Jonathan  & 
Elizabeth  Norwood 

Died  July  10*^  1758 
Aged  3  Months  &  19  Days 

Here     lie    y®    Body 
of      Zaccheus       son 
of   M     Jonathan   & 
M"  Eliza'^h  Norwood 
Died      October     4th 

Aged        5         weeks. 

Here  lies  Buried  the 
Body  of 
Esther  Parsons 
Dau'^  of  M'^  Nathaniel  & 

M^'  Esther  Parsons 

who  departed  this  Life 

March  the  7*^  1764, 

Aged  15  Days. 



here  lies 
the  body  of  m 
Hannah  Stanwood 
Wife  of  M' 
Job  Stanwood 

died  march   y®    i®* 

1753  IN  Y®  24  YEAR 

Here  lies  the  Body  of 
^rs  Betty  Woodbery 
the  wife  of  M^  Peter 
Woodber  y  who  died 
June  26**^  1762, 
In  the  27*^  Year 
of      her       Age. 

thomas    son   to 
m''  Joseph  &  m""^ 
Joanna  * 


George  Blanchard*  (No.  2,  on  page  26, 
in  The  Antiquarian)  is  usually  credited 
with  having  married  a  daughter  of  Joseph 
Hills,  because  Joseph  Hills  willed  land  to 
his  granddaughters  Hannah  and  Elizabeth 
Blanchard.  Now  this  land  was  in  Dun- 
stable, and  the  Hannah  and  Elizabeth 
Blanchard,  daughters  of  Dea.  John 
Blanchard  of  Dunstable,  were  the  ones 
who  had  the  land ;  and  in  1 7 1 7  Tom 
Reed  of  Chelmsford,  who  married  Han- 
nah (of  Deacon  John)  Blanchard,  deeds 
rights  in  Hill's  farm,  said  interest  given 
his  wife  by  grandfather  Hills,  etc.  There 
remains  not  the  faintest  suggestion  that 
George  Blanchard^  married Hills. 

Thomas  Blanchard^  (No.  3  on  the 
same  page)  married  Ann,  daughter  of 
Henry  and  Honour  Rolfe  of  Newbury. 
See  Old  Families  of  Salisbury  and  Ames- 
bury,  page  301,  and  Honour  Rolfe 's  will, 
in  The  Antiquanan,vo\ume  IV.,page  137. 

Samuel  Blanchard^  (No.  4,  on  page  26) 
was  admitted  to  full  communion  in  the 

♦  Buried  in  the  ground. 



First  church  of  Charlestown  Sept.  ii, 
1680.  On  25:  7:  1 68 1,  Thomas,  John, 
Samuel  and  Hannah,  children  of  '*  Good- 
man Samuel  Blanchard,"  were  baptized, 
and  29:  11:  1681,  Joshua,  Jonathan, 
Mary  and  Abigail,  "  ye  children  of  or  bro : 
Blanchard,"  were  baptized.  The  children 
of  the  second  wife  were  baptized  first,  and 
then  all  that  were  living  of  the  first  wife's 
children  were  gathered  in.  The  references 
are  New  Eng.  Hist,  and  Gen.  Reg.,  vol. 
23»P-  438,  and  vol.  25,  pp.  252,  253; 
Bond's  Watertown,  p.  5  94.  This  provides 
an  Abigail  suitable  for  John  Stratton  of 
Watertown,  whose  wife  Abigail  died  Oct. 
25»  1732,  aged  sixty-six;  so  born  about 
1666.  "  Dau.  Dorithy  Storer  which  is 
my  grandchild  "  is,  I  think,  Dorothy  Sto- 
ver or  Stowers,  born  March  23,  1699,  to 
John  Stowers3  and  his  wife  Mary  Blanch- 
ard, married  Aug.  13,  1696.  References; 
Old  Families  of  Salisbury  and  Amesbury, 
p.  329,  and  Boston  Records,  vol.  9,  p.  248. 
— Mrs,  Louise  Bethune,  Buffalo,  N,  Y, 

SALEM  IN  J700.    NO.  \% 


The  map  on  page  75  represents  that 
part  of  Salem  which  is  bounded  by  Essex 
street,  Washington  square.  Winter  street. 
Bridge  street  and  Collins  cove.  It  is 
based  on  actual  surveys  and  title  deeds, 
and  is  drawn  on  a  scale  of  three  hundred 
feet  to  an  inch.  It  shows  the  location  of 
all  houses  that  were  standing  there  in 

The  brace  marked  *'a"  shows  where 
Arbella  street  begins  on  Bridge  street; 
"  b  ",  Webb  street ;  "  c  ",  Pleasant  street ; 
"  d  ",  Pickman  street ;  "  e  ",  Andrew 
street;  "f ",  Briggs  street;  "g",  Board- 
man  street;  and  "h",  Forrester  street. 

Essex  street  was  called  a  street  or 
highway  in  1667;  ye  street,  1675:  ye 
country  road,  1690;  ye  highway  or  main 
street,  1695  ;  the  main  street,  1725  ;  and 
Essex  street  in  1796. 

Washington  square  east  next  Essex 
street  was  only  a  little  more  than  half  as 
wide  in  the  early  days  as  it  is  now.     It 

was  called  Thomas  Beadle's  lane  in  1700; 
Ives  lane,  1756;  the  common,  1794; 
Pleasant  street,  1809;  and  has  recently 
been  called  Washington  Square  East. 

That  part  of  Forrester  street  next  to 
Essex  street  was  a  passage  from  the  main 
road  to  the  cove.  Before  the  Edward 
Bishop  lot  was  granted  (in  1663),  that 
lot  constituted  the  passage,  but  after  the 
grant  of  that  lot  to  Jeremiah  Butman  in 
1673,  t^^  way  was  changed  to  its  present 
location.  It  was  called  a  lane  or  highway 
down  to  ye  cove  in  1667  ;  a  lane,  1747  ; 
Gerrish's  lane,  1794;  East  street,  1804; 
and  Forrester  street  in  1862.  That  part 
of  the  street  running  parallel  with  Essex 
street  was  laid  out  over  common  land  as 
early  as  1767.  It  was  called  the  street 
lately  laid  out  Aug.  16,  1793  j  ^^^  street, 
1793  ;  a  new  street,  1794  ;  street  leading 
from  the  common  to  the  neck,  1 799 ; 
East  street,  1809;  and  Forrester  street 
in  1870. 

The  creek  was  an  outlet  for  the  ponds 
and  swamp  which  now  constitute  Wash- 
ington square.  The  creek  was  called  the 
cove  that  goeth  to  the  neck  in  1662 ; 
Tuck's  cove  or  creek,  1663;  a  cove, 
1667  ;  a  kind  of  a  creek,  1675  y  ^  small 
creek  next  the  common  land,  1683;  ye 
creek  or  town  common,  1700;  the  creek, 
1732;  a  small  creek  next  ye  common, 
1765;  flats  of  Collins'  cove,  1791;  the 
cove,  1794;  Gerrish's  gutter,  1804;  the 
gutter,  1826;  fiats,  1850;  creek,  1858; 
and  the  brook  in  1862.  So  it  was  open 
to  some  extent  until  the  latter  date.  It 
must  have  been  filled  very  soon  afterward. 
Writing  in  1790,  Dr.  William  Bentley 
called  this  creek  "  the  run  of  water  which, 
flows  from  the  Common  to  Neckgate." 

The  dotted  lines  represent  the  rear  lim- 
its of  the  original  grants;  the  parts 
beyond  were  encroachments  upon  the 
common  land  before  March  17,  1692-3, 
when  the  town  voted  that  the  several 
parties  who  had  so  encroached  should 
pay  for  the  land  so  taken ;  and  that  the 
owners  are  to  keep  open  the  creek  that 
the  water  may  freely  pass  and  not  annoy 
the  inhabitants  that  live  above  them  in 

SALEM   IN    1700.      NO.    1 9, 


the  low  swampy  ground.  When  the 
common  land  shown  on  the  map  lying  in 
the  rear  of  the  row  of  lots  was  granted  to 
the  owners  of  the  adjoining  lots,  in  1793, 
a  condition  was  inserted  in  each  deed 
that  the  common  shore  should  be  forever 
kept  open  at  the  expense  of  the  grantees. 

In  the  original  layout  of  the  town  a 
way  eight  feet  in  width  was  reserved  along 
the  water's  edge  ;  and  as  such  the  narrow 
path  is  mentioned  on  the  south  side  of 
the  creek  in  1757.  It  continued  to  be  a 
way  until  Forrester  street  was  constructed, 
before  1793. 

Collins  cove  was  called  the  cove  in 
1664;  the  salt  water,  1725  ;  ye  sea,  1737  ; 
a  beach  or  river,  1787;  river  or  creek, 
1788;  and  Collins  cove  in  1858. 

Dr.  William  Bentley,  writing  in  1790, 
stated  that  the  point  of  land  constituting 
the  eastern  end  of  George  Hodges'  lot 
was  called  Virgin  point,  "  from  three  old 
maidens  who  lived  near  it,  the  place  being 
now  to  be  seen.  "  The  three  "  old  maid- 
ens "  were  probably  Mary  and  Hannah 
Hodges  and  their  widowed  sister  Sarah 
Archer,  children  of  George  Hodges. 

Doctor  Bentley  writes  further  that  the 
part  of  the  cove  next  to  the  Parkman  pas- 
ture was  called  Shallop  cove. 

The  lane  anciently  running  from  the 
bend  in  Forrester  street  to  Shallop  cove 
was  in  existence  as  early  as  1664,  and 
probably  was  located  before  the  lots  were 
granted  at  the  first  settlement  of  the 
town.  At  a  town  meeting  held  March 
19,  1721-2,  the  town  of  Salem  voted  to 
sell  this  (then  called  Hodges)  lane  for 
five  pounds ;  and,  according  to  Doctor 
Bentley's  journal,  it  was  granted  to  Gama- 
liel Hodges  Dec.  3,  1722.  Doctor  Bent- 
ley states  that  it  was  about  twenty-four  feet 
in  width  and  twenty-five  rods  in   length. 

Washington  square  was  called  ye  com- 
mon commonly  called  the  training  place 
in  1664;  ye  town  common,  1681 ;  ye 
common  or  training  field,  1689;  Salem 
training  place,  1709  ;  ye  training  common, 
1711  j  ye  training  field,  1749  ;  and  away 
or  common  land  of  Salem  in  1767. 

Arbella  street  was  laid  out  Dec.   24 

Webb  street  was  laid  out  in  May, 

Andrew  street  was  laid  out  Aug.  21, 

Pickman  street  was  laid  out  May  17, 
1824  ;  and  was  so  called  in  1829. 

Pleasant  street  was  laid  out  in  1796, 
as  on  December  twelfth  of  that  year  it  is 
described  as  *^  a  street  now  staked  out 
which  is  a  continuation  from  Pleasant 
street  to  Bridge  street;"  was  accepted 
by  the  town  Sept.  2,  1797  ;  and  was 
called  Pleasant  street  in  1801. 

Briggs  street  was  laid  out  in  March, 
1837,  and  was  at  first  called  Briggs  court. 

Boardman  street  was  laid  out  July  15, 

The  ancient  lane  running  along  the 
southwestern  side  of  the  Parkman  pasture, 
about  eighteen  feet  wide,  was  the  early 
way  to  the  ferry  and  first  settlement. 
This  was  used  until  Winter  street  was 
opened  in  or  before  1668.  After  that 
time,  John  Neal  fenced  in  the  lane  until 
Jan.  24,  1681-2,  when  the  selectmen  of 
Salem  determined  that  Lt.  Jeremiah 
Neale,  as  executor  to  the  estate  of  his 
father  John  Neale,  deceased,  and  in  the 
behalf  of  the  rest  of  his  relations  unto 
whom  it  may  belong  shall  "  haue  hould 
and  peacably  Enjoy  the  lane  of  the  towne 
of  aboute  Eighteene  foote  wide  which 
was  betweene  m'^  John  Gedneys  paftore 
land,  and  y®  land  ot  the  Sayd  Neales  & 
now  Incloafed  by  neale."* 

Winter  street  was  included  in  the  lots 
of  Nicholas  Hay  ward  (or,  Howard)  and 
John  Neale  before  it  was  laid  out  in  or 
before  1668.  The  southwestern  portion 
of  the  strip,  about  three-fourths  of  an 
acre  belonged  to  Mr.  Neale,  and  the  rest, 
about  one  acre,  was  owned  by  Mr.  How- 
ard.* Winter  street  was  called  ye  high- 
way in  1682  ;  highway  or  common  land, 
1790;  the  highway  leading  from  Salem 
common  toward  Essex  bridge,  1792; 
and  Winter  street  in  1794. 

*Town  Records,  Book  of  Grants,  page  140. 



Bridge  street  was  one  of  the  earliest 
roads  in  Salem,  and  was  called  the  coun- 
try road  which  goeth  from  Salem  meeting 
house  to  the  ferry  in  1681  ;  ye  highway, 
1698;  ye  highway  y' leads  downe  to  y® 
ferry  leading  to  Beverly,  17 13;  Ferry 
lane,  1743  ;  and  Bridge  street  in  1794. 

In  the  sketches  that  follow,  after  1700, 
titles  and  deeds  referred  to  pertain  to  the 
houses  and  land  under  and  adjoining  and 
not  always  to  the  whole  lot,  the  design 
being,  after  that  date,  to  give  the  history 
of  the  houses  then   standing   principally. 

Thomas  Beadle  House.  That  part  of 
this  lot  lying  easterly  of  the  dashes  was 
a  part  of  the  lot  of  John  Turner,  who  died 
Oct.  9,  1680,  at  the  age  of  thirty-six.  It 
descended  to  his  several  children,  who 
were  all  very  young,  and  his  son  John 
Turner  of  Salem,  merchant,  for  sixteen 
pounds,  conveyed  it  to  Thomas  Beadle  of 
Salem,  innkeeper,  June  4,  1695.*  How 
John  Turner  had  the  right  to  convey 
more  than  his  inherited  interest  in  this  lot 
does  not  appear. 

That  part  of  the  lot  lying  westerly  of 
the  dashes  was  the  house  lot  granted  by 
the  selectmen  of  Salem,  Aug.  7,  1672,  to 
John  Robinson  in  the  following  words : 
"  Jn°  Robinfon  the  Taylor,  hath  liberty 
Granted  him  to  have  a  houfe  lott  in  the 
Comon  on  the  Same  tearmes  as  other 
men  haue  theirs."  Mr.  Robinson  built  a 
dwelling  house,  barn  and  shop  thereon 
and  resided  there.  He  conveyed  the  es- 
tate (in  exchange  with  Mr.  Beadle  for  his 
residence)  to  Mr.  Beadle,  who  then  con- 
ducted an  inn  across  the  street,  June  t8, 
i695.t  Mr.  Beadle  died  May  23,  1700, 
possessed  of  the  whole  lot  and  the  build- 
ings. The  estate  was  then  valued  at  two 
hundred  pounds.  The  house  then  had  a 
kitchen,  new  room,  north  room,  south 
chamber,  north  chamber,  etc.  His  wid- 
ow and  administratrix  Elizabeth  Beadle, 
who  was  then  widow  of  Capt.  Thomas 
Dean,  and  Mr.  Beadle's  children,  Benja- 
min   Beadle,  cordwainer,    and     Thomas 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  11,  leaf  30. 
lEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  11,  leaf  36. 

Beadle,  mariner,  all  of  Salem,  for  two 
hundred  and  twenty-five  pounds,  con- 
veyed the  house,  barn,  shop  and  land  to 
Benjamin  Ives  of  Salem,  glazier,  Nov.  12, 
1 7 15.*  Captain  Ives  lived  here,  and 
died  possessed  of  the  estate  in  1752. 
The  mansion  house  and  land  around  it 
were  then  valued  at  two  hundred  and  six- 
ty-six pounds,  thirteen  shillings,  and  four 
pence.  Three  years  later  it  was  valued 
at  two  hundred  and  forty  pounds.  Cap- 
tain Ives  devised  the  estate  to  his  daugh- 
ters Elizabeth,  Mary,  Abigail,  Martha  and 
Margaret.  To  Mary,  then  wife  of  John 
Crowninshield  of  Salem,  shipwright,  the 
other  children,  John  Ives,  tanner,  Eliza- 
beth Ives,  Abigail  Ives,  Martha  Ives  and 
Margaret  Ives,  all  spinsters,  and  all  of 
Salem,  released  the  estate  Oct.  25,  1756.! 
Mr.  Crowninshield  died,  and  his  widow 
Mary  Crowninshield  of  Salem,  for  one 
hundred  and  eighty  pounds,  conveyed 
the  estate  to  her  son  Clifford  Crownin- 
shield, mariner,  June  29, 1791.^  Clifford 
Crowninshield  removed  the  house  soon 

Abial  Turner  Lot.  John  Turner 
owned  this  lot  early  and  died  possessed 
of  it  Oct.  9,  1680.  The  estate  passed  to 
his  son,  John  Turner,  who  died  in  1692, 
possessed  of  it.  His  real  estate  was  not 
divided  until  March  22,  1696-7,  when 
this  lot  was  assigned  to  his  daughter  Abial 
Turner.  It  was  then  valued  at  thirty-two 
pounds  and  eleven  shillings.  She  owned 
it  until  Jan.  22,  1705,  when,  for  forty- 
five  pounds,  she  conveyed  it  to  Joseph 
Andrews   of  Boxford,  yeoman.  § 

Christopher  Babbidge  House.  This  lot 
was  probably  granted  to  Christopher  Bab- 
bidge before  1683.  when  he  was  its  owner. 
He  was  living  in  1711,  and  apparently 
died  soon  afterward,  possessed  of  the 
lot  and  house  which  he  erected  thereon. 
This  was  one  of  the  best  houses  in  the 
neighborhood,  the  staircase  still  contain- 
ing the  ancient  newel  posts  and  balusters, 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  27,  leaf  190. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  102,  leaf  283. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  153,  leaf  105. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  18,  leaf  146. 



17  00 

Sc»Ui  300£t.»  I  incK. 


and  the  rod  from  which  were  suspended 
the  ancient  leathern  fire  buckets.  In  the 
west  lower  room  of  this  house  met  the 
committee  of  the  East  or  Second  church 
to  consider  the  plans  of  its  first  meeting 
house  which  was  built  on  the  opposite 
side  of  the  street  in  17 17.  The  estate 
was  next  owned  by  his  son  Christopher 
Babbidge  of  Salem,  cordwainer,  who  died 
in  i755>  when  the  house,  barn  and  land 
were  appraised  at  one  hundred  and  fifty- 
three  pounds,  six  shillings  and  eight 
.pence.  The  administratrix  of  the  estate, 
for  the  payment  of  debts,  for  one 
hundred  and  fifty  pounds,  conveyed  the 
estate  to  Richard  Derby  of  Salem,  mer- 
chant, Nov.  8,  1757.*  Mr.  Derby  died 
Nov.  — ,  1783,  having  devised  to  his 
daughter  Mary  Crowninshield  "the  House 
in  which  she  lately  dwelt  now  occupied 
by  Joseph  Moses  with  the  Land  under 
&  adjoining  thereto,  it  being  nearly  op- 
posite the  meeting  house  in  the  East 
Parish  in  Salem  with  the  appurtenances 
which  I  purchased  of  Christopher  Bab- 
bidge's  heirs."  The  devisee  was  the  wife 
of  George  Crowninshield  of  Salem,  mer- 
chant, and  for,  thirty-five  hundred  dollars, 
they  conveyed  the  house  and  lot  to  James 
Cheever  of  Salem,  merchant,  Aug.  24, 
i799.t  Captain  Cheever  died  Sept.  23, 
1839,  possessed  of  the  house  and  lot, 
which  were  then  valued  at  three  thousand 
dollars.  His  children,  Sally  Cook,  and 
her  husband  Samuel  Cook  of  Salem,  mer- 
chant, James  W.  Cheever,  of  Salem, 
merchant,  Ruth  Shepard,  widow,  of  Lodi, 
111.,  and  Maria  Cheever  of  Salem,  single- 
woman,  for  two  thousand  and  seventy- 
five  dollars,  conveyed  the  house,  store 
and  land  to  Phineas  R.  Weston  of  Salem, 
trader,  June  i,  18404  Mr.  Weston,  in 
1859,  cut  off  the  eastern  end  of  the 
house,  and  removed  that  portion  to  Grant 
street,  where  it  still  stands.  For  three 
thousand  dollars,  he  conveyed  the  estate 
to  George  R.  Curwen  of  Salem  Oct.  25, 


1867;  *  and  Mr.  Curwen  conveyed  it,  for 
the  same  consideration,  to  Emily  L. 
Weston,  wife  of  said  Phineas,  on  the  same 
day.*  In  1861,  Mr.  Weston  called  the 
house  "  my  old  house."  Leverett  Tur- 
ner and  his  wife  Ellen,  in  her  right,  and 
Alice  Weston,  singlewoman,  all  of  Salem, 
apparently  heirs  of  Mr.  Weston,  for  two 
thousand  and  sixty-five  dollars,  conveyed 


the  house  and  lot  to  Charles  Bowker  of 
Salem  July  21,  1885.!  Mr.  Bowker  still 
owns  and  resides  in  the  house.  The  en- 
graving of  the  house  shows  it  as  it  ap- 
peared seventy-five  years  ago,  before  the 
radical  changes  were  made. 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  105,  leaf  16. 
+  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  165,  leaf  180. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  320,  leaf  14. 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  733,  leaf  66. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,   book  1155,    leaf 

















John  Mascoll  House.  This  lot  was  grant- 
ed by  the  selectmen  of  Salem  to  John  Mas- 
coll, sr.,  of  Salem,  gunsmith,  6  :  4  :  1662. 
He  erected  a  house  upon  it  before  1702. 
For  forty-seven  pounds,  he  conveyed  the 
house  and  lot  to  Robert  Stanbury  of  Sa- 
lem, chirurgeon,  Jan.  16,  1710-1.*  How 
the  title  passed  from  Doctor  Stanbury 
is  unknown.  Matthew  Pool  of  Boston, 
cooper,  for  twenty  pounds,  conveyed  the 
house  and  lot  to  Samuel  Carlton  of  Salem, 
mariner,  Sept.  6,  i732.t  Mr.^Carlton  evi- 
dently removed  the  old  house  soon  after- 

Bartholomew  Gale  House.  This  lot 
was  granted  by  the  selectmen  of  Salem  to 
Robert  Lemon  6  :  4  :  1662.  It  belonged 
to  Bartholomew  Gale  as  early  as  1675. 
The  house  was  erected  upon  it  before 
1675.  Mr.  Gale  owned  the  house  and 
lot  as  late  as  1702,  and  they  were  the 
property  of  Philip  English  and  in  the 
possession  of  William  Brown  in  1732. 
Mr.  English  died  in  1736,  owning  the 
house  and  lot,  which  were  then  valued  at 
eighty  pounds.  His  administrator,  for 
sixty-pounds,  conveyed  the  house  and  lot 
to  Joseph  Browne  of  Salem,  mariner, 
Oct.  22,  1 7 42. J  The  house  was  gone 
apparently  a  few  years  later. 

Philip  English  Houses,  That  part  of 
this  lot  lying  west  of  the  dashes  was  grant- 
ed to  widow  HolHngworth  by  the  select- 
men of  Salem  6:4:  1662.  It  was  sub- 
sequently the  property  of  William  Hol- 
Hngworth, apparently  widow  HoUing- 
worth's  son.  William  HolHngworth  con- 
veyed it  to  Philip  CromweU  of  Salem  be- 
fore Sept.  23,  1675,  when  Mr.  Cromwell 
conveyed  the  lot  and  a  house  which  then 
stood  upon  it,  which  were  then  in  the 
possession  of  Thomas  Cloutman,  to  Philip 
English  of  Salem,  mariner.  §  Mr.  English 
died  in  1736,  and  this  "small  dwelling 
house  "  and  land  around  it  descended 
to  his  daughter  Mary,  wife  of  William 
Browne.     Mr.  Browne  died  before  March 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  22,  leaf  279. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  60,  leaf  184. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  84,  leaf  82. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  126. 

2  2,  1759,  when  she  was  a  widow.*  She 
died  before  or  in  1767,  possessed  of  the 
estate.  The  administrator  of  her  estate 
conveyed  the  lot  "  with  the  remains  of  an 
old  dwelling  house  thereon "  to  Joseph 
MascoU  of  Salem,  shipwright,  Sept.  30, 
1 7  6  7  .t  Mr.  MascoU,  for  forty-six  pounds, 
conveyed  the  lot  "  with  ye  remains  of  an 
old  dweUing  house  thereon  "  to  John 
Touzell  of  Salem,  goldsmith,  Oct.  24, 
1767.^  The  house  was  gone  before  1785, 
when  Mr.  Touzell  died. 

That  part  of  this  lot  lying  east  of  the 
dashes  was  granted  to  John  Williams  by 
the  selectmen  of  Salem  6:4;  1662.  Mr. 
Williams  lived  here,  being  a  fisherman, 
and  he  immediately  erected  a  house  upon 
this  lot.  For  twenty-five  pounds,  twelve 
shilHngs  and  six  pence,  he  conveyed  the 
lot  and  house  "  newly  built ''  to  John 
Steevens  of  Salem,  fisherman,  Aug.  27, 
1663. §  In  1673  and  1675  the  premises 
were  occupied  by  William  Buckley.  Mr. 
Steevens  conveyed  the  house  and  lot  to 
Capt.  Walter  Price  of  Salem  before  the 
latter's  death,  which  occurred  June  5, 
1674,  but  the  deed  of  transfer  has  not 
been  found.  Captain  Price  died  pos- 
sessed of  the  lot,  and  his  executors,  for 
fifty-six  pounds  and  ten  shiHings,  con- 
veyed the  house  and  lot  and  a  shop  with 
a  ceUar  under  it  to  Philip  English  Dec. 
22,  1679.11  The  estate  had  been  then 
lately  occupied  by  Tobias  Carter.  Mr. 
English  died  in  1736,  possessed  of  the 
house  and  lot.  In  the  appraisal  of  the  es- 
tate the  house  was  called  "an  old  house," 
and  the  house  and  land  around  it  were  val- 
ued at  fifteen  pounds.  In  the  division  of 
the  estate  of  Mr.  English,  Dec.  31,  1742, 
the  house  and  land  about  it  were 
assigned  to  the  heirs  of  Susanna  TouzeU, 
widow  of  John  Touzell,  deceased.  John 
TouzeH  of  Salem,  goldsmith,  apparently 
a  son  of  Mrs.  Touzell,  conveyed  the  old 
house  and  land  around  it  to  William  Ha- 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  104,  leaf  276. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  121,  leaf  154. 
X  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  122,  leaf  4. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  2,  leaf  72. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  5,  leaf  58. 

SALEM   IN    1700.      NO.    1 9. 


thorne  of  Salem,  mariner,  and  his  wife 
Mary  and  widow  of  Susanna  Hathorne  of 
Salem  May  30,  1754.*  The  house  was 
gone  apparently  a  few  years  later. 

Edward  Bishop  House,  This  lot  was 
granted  by  the  town  of  Salem  to  Jeremiah 
Butman,  at  a  town  meeting  held  14  :  i  : 
1672-3.  The  record  reads  :"  Graunted 
to  Jeremiah  Butman  &  foe  to  his  child*^ 
after  him  :  a  pcell  of  land  to  Build  a  houfe 

on   near Bucklye  accordinge  to  the 

pportion  of  the  other  lotts  If  it  be  ther 
to  be  hade  or  any  wher  ther  abouts  as 
y^  goe  to  the  feaward.''  The  selectmen 
recorded  the  laying  out  of  the  lot,  April 
3,  1673,  as  follows:  *' Laid  out  to  Jere- 
miah Butname  about  eighteene  Roade  of 

land  next  adoyninge  vnto Buckley 

land."  This  lot  of  land  had  been  used 
as  a  highway  from  the  street  to  the  cove, 
but  the  passage  was  subsequently  made 
east  of  this  lot  where  it  still  exists,  being 
the  eastern  end  of  Forrester  street.  Mr. 
Butman  (or  Bootman)  built  a  house  upon 
the  lot  before  December,  1679.  He  re- 
moved to  Beverly,  where  he  was  a  yeo- 
man ;  and,  for  love,  conveyed  to  his  son 
Mathew  Butman  of  Beverly,  husband- 
man, the  house  and  lot,  Oct.  16,  1690.! 
For  sixteen  pounds  Mr.  Butman  con- 
veyed the  lot  and  house  to  Edward 
Bishop  of  Salem,  sawyer,  June  30,  1694.]: 
The  next  owner  of  record  is  John  Becket 
of  Salem,  ship-carpenter,  who,  with  his 
wife  Susanna,  for  eighteen  pounds,  thir- 
teen shillings  and  four  pence,  conveyed 
the  house  and  lot  to  their  son  John  Beck- 
et of  Salem,  shipwright,  Dec.  25,  i759.§ 
John  Becket,  jr.,  died  in  1781,  possessed 
of  the  lot;  and  his  children,  grand- 
children and  others,  John  Becket,  gentle- 
man, and  wife  Sarah,  William  Peele, 
cooper,  and  wife  Elizabeth,  David  Felt, 
trader,  and  wife  Susanna,  Sarah  Silsbee, 
widow,  Rebecca  Fairfield,  widow.  Thorn- 
dike  Deland,  mariner,  and  wife  Eunice, 
Benjamin  Beckett,  mariner,  John  Beckett, 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  100,  leaf  108. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  9,  leaf  267. 
X  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  10,  leaf  3. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  107,  leaf  202. 

jr.,  mariner,  William  Beckett,  tanner, 
Joseph  Beckett,  tanner,  all  of  Salem,  and 
Hannah  Henderson,  for  sixteen  pounds, 
conveyed  their  interest  in  the  westerly 
part  of  the  house  and  lot  to  widow  Han- 
nah Cloutman  of  Salem,  daughter  of  the 
deceased  John  Beckett,  March  28, 1794.* 
On  the  same  day,  for  twenty  pounds, 
John  Beckett,  gentleman,  and  wife  Sarah, 
William  Peele,  cooper,  and  wife  Elizabeth, 
David  Felt,  trader,  and  wife  Susanna, 
Sarah  Silsbee,  widow,  Hannah  Cloutman, 
widow,  Thorndick  Deland,  mariner,  and 
wife  Eunice,  Benjamin  Beckett,  mariner, 
John  Beckett,  jr.,  mariner,  William  Beck- 
ett, tanner,  Joseph  Beckett,  tanner,  all  of 
Salem,  and  Jabez  Henderson  and  wife 
Hannah,  conveyed  the  easterly  half  of  the 
house  and  lot  to  widow  Rebecca  Fairfield 
of  Salem,  daughter  of  the  deceased  John 
Beckett  t  The  house  was  removed  a  few 
years  later. 

Benjamin  Getrish  House.  This  lot 
was  granted  by  the  town  of  Salem  to 
Nicholas  Bartlett  of  Salem  before  1667. 
He  immediately  built  a  house  upon  the 
land,  and  lived  in  it.  For  fifty-seven 
pounds,  he  conveyed  the  house  "  I  lately 
built  "  and  land  to  John  Balden  of  Salem, 
seaman,  April  10,  1667.I  Mr.  Balden  (or 
Baldwin)  died  before  28  :  9  :  1673,  when 
administration  upon  his  estate  was  grant- 
ed to  his  widow  Arabella.  The  house  and 
land  were  then  valued  at  sixty  pounds. 
His  administratrix  conveyed  the  estate 
to  the  executors  of  the  will  of  Capt.  Wal- 
ter Price,  deceased,  July  7,  1674  j§  and 
they,  for  fifty  pounds,  conveyed  the  house 
and  lot  to  Benjamin  Gerrish  of  Salem  in 
1682.11  Deacon  Gerrish  was  a  merchant, 
and  died  April  24,  1713,  having  devised 
the  estate,  one-half  to  his  wife  Elizabeth 
and  the  other  half  to  his  six  children. 
The  dwelling  house,  ware  house,  bam 
and  land  were  then  valued  at  two  hundred 
pounds.     The    house   then  contained   a 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  203,  leaf  149. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  185,  leaf  62. 
X  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  5,  leaf  23. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  56. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  103. 



"  best  room,"  kitchen,  little  bedroom, 
*^  best  chamber,"  kitchen  chamber  and 
garret,  and  had  a  leanto.  The  estate  of 
Deacon  Gerrish  was  divided  in  1734,  and 
this  house  and  lot  were  assigned  to  his 
widow.  She  died  Dec.  24,  1734,  aged 
sixty-one,  having  conducted  a  small  dry- 
goods  store,  and  being  called  "  Madam 
Gerrish."  She  devised  the  house  and  lot 
to  her  son  John  Gerrish  and  her  daughter 
Lydia,  wife  of  John  Brown,  equally.  Mrs. 
Brown  died  in  1744,  and  the  estate  was 
not  divided  until  1750,  when  the  easterly 
half  was  assigned  to  John  Gerrish,  and 
the  westerly  half  to  Lydia  Brown's  young 

The  westerly  half  became  the  estate  of 
Mrs.  Brown's  son  Benjamin  Brown,  and 
he  lived  in  the  house.  He  died  April  24, 
1785,  and  it  then  passed  to  his  son  Ben- 
jamin Brown,  who  also  lived  in  the  house. 
He  died  Sept.  22,  i860,  at  the  age  of 
eighty-six.  His  heirs,  Ebenezer  S.  Phelps 
of  Middleton,  William  B.  Gray,  Eliza 
Gray,  Lydia  Sanborn,  Richard  Davis  and 
wife  Hannah,  in  her  right,  conveyed  the 
house  and  land  around  it,  for  eight  hun- 
dred and  ninety  dollars,  to  William  H. 
Nichols  of  Salem  Dec.  5,  1862;* 
Hannah  Harmon  of  Harrison,  Me.,  and 
Josiah  M.  Turner  and  wife  Esther,  in  her 
right,  conveyed  their  interest  to  Mr. 
Nichols  Dec.  5,  1862  ;t  James  D.  Lang- 
don  of  Columbia,  O.,  and  wife  Sally,  in 
her  right,  William  B.  Phelps  of  Bartholo- 
mew, Ind.,  and  wife  Amelia,  Alfred 
Phelps  of  Shelby,  Ind.,  and  wife  Polly, 
and  Nathan  E.  Phelps  of  Ohio  and  wife 
Matilda,  conveyed  their  interest  to  Mr. 
Nichols  Dec.  15,  1862  ;|  Andrew  Archer 
of  Fairfield,  Me.,  Charles  Archer  ot  East 
Pittsfield,  Me.,  and  Timothy  Lander  and 
his  wife  Caroline  A.,  in  her  right,  conveyed 
their  interest  to  Mr.  Nichols  Dec.  15, 
1862  ;|  and  the  trustee  under  the  will  of 
Benjamin  Brown,  deceased,  released  the 
estate  to  Mr.  Nichols  March  23, 1863.* 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  648,  leaf  287. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  648,  leaf  289. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  648,  leaf  288. 

John  Gerrish,  who  was  of  Salem,  school- 
master, mortgaged  the  easterly  half  of  the 
house  and  lot  to  William  Lynde  of  Salem, 
merchant,  March  21,  1747;*  and  re- 
leased the  equity  to  him  Sept.  4,  1750.! 
Mr.  Lynde  died  May  10,  1752,  at  the  age 
of  thirty-seven,  having  devised  his  inter- 
est in  the  house  and  land  around  it  to 
his  brother  Benjamin  Lynde  of  Salem, 
esquire.  Benjamin  Lynde,  for  forty 
pounds,  conveyed  the  same  part  of  the 
house  and  land  to  Timothy  Welraan  of 
Salem,  cordwainer,  Aug.  i,  175 2. J  Mr. 
Welman,  for  twenty-one  pounds,  six  shill- 
ings and  eight  pence,  conveyed  the  same 
estate  to  his  son  Timothy  Welman,  jr.,  of 
Salem,  mariner,  Aug.  13,  i756.§  The 
son  of  Salem,  fisherman,  for  forty  pounds, 
conveyed  his  interest  in  the  estate  to 
Benjamin  Brown  of  Salem,  cabinet  maker, 
July  15,  1765.11  Mr.  Brown  then  became 
the  sole  owner  of  the  old  house. 

This  old  house  is  described  in  1863  as 
a  quaint  old  building  of  very  humble 
appearance.  It  had  two  sets  of  chim- 
neys, four  sets  of  clapboards,  two  sets  of 
windows  and  frames,  two  sets  of  floors, 
three  sets  of  doors  and  three  coats  of 
plaster.  "  Its  iron  bound  frame''  and 
the  first  boarding  was  on  the  decline.  It 
was  removed  the  next  year. 

Samuel  Lambert  House.  This  lot  was 
granted  by  the  town  of  Salem  to  Matthew 
Wood  in  1667,  and  he  immediately  built 
on  it  a  dwelling  house,  which  was  not  fully 
finished  Jan.  23,  1667-8.  The  house, 
having  been  mortgaged  to  Capt.  George 
Corwin  of  Salem,  merchant,  and  default 
in  payment  made.  Captain  Corwin,  by 
order  of  Jeremiah  Bootman,  attorney 
of  Mr.  Wood,  and  Mr.  Bootman  sold 
and  conveyed  the  estate  to  William  Cash 
of  Salem  Jan.  23,  1667-8.^  Mr.  Cash 
was  a  mariner,  and  conveyed  the  house 
and  land  to  Philip   Cromwell   of   Salem 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  93,  leaf  134. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  100,  leaf  131. 
X  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  100,  leaf  132. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  116,  leaf  38. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  143,  leaf  11 1. 
If  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  44. 

SALEM   IN    1700.      NO.    1 9. 


Oct.  12,  1677.*  Mr.  Cromwell  was  a 
slaughterer,  and,  for  thirty-five  pounds, 
conveyed  the  estate  to  Jonathan  Prince 
of  Salem,  cordwinder,  Aug.  15,  1683.! 
Mr.  Prince  died  about  1685  ;  his  widow 
Mary,  having  married  John  Warner  of 
Ipswich,  was  appointed  administratrix  of 
the  estate ;  and  she,  for  thirty-five  pounds 
and  ten  shillings,  conveyed  the  house, 
shop  and  lot  to  Samuel  Lambert  of 
Salem,  mariner,  Jan.  23,  1694. J  Mr. 
Lambert  lived  here,  and  died  before  May 
19,  1729,  when  administration  upon  his 
estate  was  granted.  He  was  succeeded 
by  Jonathan  Lambert  and  the  latter  died 
possessed  of  the  estate,  administration 
being  granted  on  his  estate  Aug.  i,  1774. 
The  house,  bam  and  lot  were  then  valued 
at  eighty  pounds.  The  house  was  taken 
down  March  18,  1789.  Doctor  Bentley 
records  the  fact  in  his  journal,  as  follows  : 
"March  18  [1789].  A  building,  the 
property  of  the  family  of  Lambert,  having 
one  room  upon  a  floor,  and  the  entrance 
in  a  range  with  the  chimney  at  the  eastern 
end,  the  whole  building  facing  the  west- 
ern end  of  English's  Lane  nearly,  taken 

Katharine  Daland  House.  This  lot 
was  owned  by  George  Hodges  as  early  as 
Jan.  23,  1667-8,  when  a  house  was  stand- 
ing upon  it.  He  was  of  Salem  and  a 
mariner,  Nov.  3,  1681,  when  he  conveyed 
the  house  and  lot  to  Thomas  Roots  of 
Salem,  weaver. §  Mr.  Roots  lived  in  the 
house,  and  died  possessed  of  the  house 
and  land  Nov.  — ,  1683,  having,  in  his 
will,  devised  the  estate  to  his  wife  Sarah 
for  her  life,  and  then  to  Katharine,  daugh- 
ter of  George  Hodges,  and  wife  of  Benja- 
min Daland  of  Beverly.  The  house  and 
lot  were  then  appraised  at  fifty  pounds. 
Mrs.  Daland  conveyed  the  house  and  lot, 
for  thirty-four  pounds,  to  John  Masury  of 
Salem,  tailor.  May  6,  i70o,||  the  house, 
in  1693,  having  been  occupied  by  Robert 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  90. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  1 1 1 . 
t Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  10,  leaf  68. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  31. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  13,  leaf  283. 

Bray.     The  house  was  standing  in  1702, 
but  apparently  gone  soon  afterward. 

Elizabeth  Derby  House,  This  lot  was 
granted  by  the  town  of  Salem  to  Ricbard 
Roberts  3mo.,  1673,  and  was  laid  out  to 
him,  the  record  being  as  follows  :  "  Laid 
out  to  Richard  Roberts  tailor  a  house  lot 
two  rods  wide  In  the  front  so  downe 
soe  far  as  the  upland  goes  towards  the 
Cove  this  next  to  Georg  hodg  his  house 
Lott."  Mr.  Roberts  erected  "  a  small 
cottage  or  dwelling  house  "  upon  the  lot; 
and  died  possessed  of  the  house  and  lot 
Jan.  4,  1698-9.  He  devised  the  estate, 
by  a  nuncupative  will,  to  Mrs.  Elizabeth 
Derby  whom  he  owed  and  who  agreed  to 
provide  for  his  funeral.  The  inventory 
described  the  estate  as  **  a  little  house 
out  of  repair  and  land,"  and  its  appraised 
value  is  stated  as  twelve  pounds.  Mrs. 
Derby,  for  sixteen  pounds,  conveyed  the 
house  and  lot  to  John  Masury  of  Salem, 
tailor,  Sept.  2,  1706.*  The  house  was 
probably  gone  before  1725. 

Nehetniah  Willoughby  Lot.  This  lot 
was  apparently  owned  by  Isaac  Estes  in 
1652,  and  by  William  Lord  in  1657. 
Henry  Bartholomew,  sr.,  of  Salem,  mer- 
chant, owned  it  in  1681,  and  Nov.  12, 
1689,  for  love  to  his  daughter  Abigail, 
wife  of  Nehemiah  Willoughby  of  Salem, 
merchant,  he  conveyed  it  to  his  said  son- 
in-law.  f  Mr.  Willoughby  died  possessed 
of  the  premises  in  1702. 

George  Hodges  House,  That  part  of 
this  lot  lying  north  of  the  northern  dashes 
was  owned  apparently  by  Thomas  Roots 
as  early  as  1652. 

That  part  of  the  lot  lying  between  the 
dashes  was  conveyed  by  John  Payne  to 
Robert  Pease,  with  a  house  thereon,  16  : 
2  :  1652  ; J  and  it  came  into  the  posses- 
sion of  Thomas  Roots  before  1657.  The 
house  was  probably  gone  soon  afterward. 

That  part  of  the  lot  lying  south  of  the 
southern  dashes  was  conveyed  by  John 
Payne  to  Thomas  Weeks,  for  four  pounds, 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  19,  leaf  86. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  8,  leaf  142. 
X  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  13. 



i6  :  2  :  1652.*  Mr.  Weeks  was  of  Salem, 
turner,  and  he  erected  a  small  dwelling 
house  thereon.  For  sixteen  pounds,  he 
conveyed  the  house  and  lot  to  John  Wil- 
son of  Salem  3:  12  mo:  1652.!  Mr. 
Wilson  was  a  mason,  and,  for  eighteen 
pounds,  conveyed  the  house  and  lot  to 
Thomas  Roots  of  Salem,  weaver,  July   i, 


Thus  Mr.  Roots  came  into  the  posses- 
sion of  the  entire  lot  and  two  houses 
thereon,  and  he  conveyed  the  dwelling 
"  wherein  I  now  live  "  and  the  lot  adjoin- 
ing "  now  in  the  possession  of  the  gran- 
tee *'  to  George  Hodges  of  Salem,  mariner, 
Nov.  3,  i68i.§  Mr.  Hodges  died  in  1709, 
possessed  of  the  house  and  lot.  His  inven- 
tory described  this  estate,  being  his  home- 
stead, as  follows :  *'  an  old  low  dwelling 
houfe  &  a  fmall  old  barn  standing  upon 
land  that  is  about  3  acres  &  halfe :  part 
of  it  a  small  old  orchard  a  highway  going 
through  it  near  y®  east  end  bounded  North 
with  Nath"  Beadle  east  y®  Cove  south 
with  m'^  Willoughbies  land  west  with 
Salem  training  common."  It  was  valued  at 
sixty-five  pounds.  The  estate  was  divided 
among  the  heirs  Jan.  25,  1737.  The  old 
house  was  then  standing,  but  was  gone 
soon  afterward. 

Samuel  Gardner  Lot.  This  lot  was 
owned  as  early  as  1681  by  Samuel  Gard- 
ner, jr.,  and  he  continued  to  possess  it 
until  he  conveyed  it  March  7,  1 701-2. || 

John  Archer  Lot.  This  lot  early  be- 
longed to  Thomas  Weeks,  who  died  in 
1656,  leaving  two  daughters,  Bethia  and 
Hannah.  Bethia  married  John  Archer  be- 
fore 1664,  and  Hannah  married  John 
Pitman  in  1667.  Mrs.  Pitman  died  Dec. 
23,  1670,  and  Mr.  Archer  apparently 
purchased  her  half  of  the  lot.  The  latter 
died  possessed  of  the  entire  lot  in 

Ann  Brads  tree  f  Lot.  That  part  of  this 
lot  lying  north  of  the  dashes  was  granted 
as  "  swampy  ground  "  by  the  town  of  Sa- 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  13. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  16. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  42. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  32. 
II Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  27,  leaf  228. 

lem  to  Rev.  John  Higginson  13:2;  1661. 
The  grant  is  recorded  in  the  following 
words  :  "  Graunted  vnto  m'^  Jn°  Higgin- 
fon  o"^  Paftor  a  pcell  of  Swampy  ground 
lyinge  &  beinge  in  the  Comon  Pen  neare 
M"^  Stileman  field  on  the  fouth  &  m*^  Jn® 
Gedneys  &  Jn°  Neale  one  the  North  to 
begine  at  the  vpwards  weft  Corner  of  M*" 
Stileman s  pafture  &  Croffe  ou'^  to  Jno 
Neals  field  &  fo  Downwards  to  the  fea 
between  thofe  fields  aboue  named."* 
Mr  Higginson  conveyed  that  part  of  the 
lot  to  Lt.  Joseph  Gardner,  of  Salem,  vint- 
ner, before  1664. 

That  part  of  this  lot  lying  south  of  the 
dashes  and  west  of  the  lane  had  two  dwell- 
ing houses  upon  it  about  1653.  Jonathan 
Ager,  aged  about  seventy-three,  and  Re- 
becca Bly,  aged  about  seventy,  deposed, 
June  29,  1 7 13,  "  That  they  well  Remem- 
ber that  There  was  two  Dwelling  houfes 
Standing  vpon  y®  Land  Lately  belonging  to 
Madam  Broadftreete  of  Salem  in  y®  County 
of  Efsex  in  New  England  and  now  in  y® 
pofsefsion  of  Enfigne  Jofeph  Andrews  of 
y®  Towne  &  County  aforef^  and  y*  about 
Sixty  years  agoe  there  Lined  in  Said 
Houfes  William  Golt  &  Jeremiah  meach- 
am."  Sworn  to  before  Stephen  Sewall, 
justice  of  the  peace."t  This  part  of  the 
lot  belonged  to  Elias  Stileman  of  Salem  in 
1 66 1.  He  died  in  1663.  His  son,  Elias 
Stileman,  of  Salem,  as  administrator  of 
the  estate,  for  twenty-six  pounds,  con- 
veyed this  part  of  the  lot  to  William 
Browne,  jr.,  of  Salem,  merchant,  April  7, 
1 664.  J  Mr.  Browne  conveyed  the  same 
portion  of  the  lot  to  Lt.  Joseph  Gardner, 
who  owned  the  other  part  of  the  lot,  July 
27,  i664.§  Thus  Lieutenant  Gardner 
came  into  possession  of  the  entire  lot. 
He  was  killed  in  the  Narragansett  fight  in 
King  Philip's  war,  while  commanding  a 
company  of  soldiers,  Dec.  19,  1675.  He 
died  childless,  and  his  estate  passed  to 
his  widow  Ann,  who  married  the  next  year. 
Gov.  Simon  Bradstreet.  She  owned  this 
lot  for  ten  years  after   1700. 

*Town  Records  of  Salem. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  25,  leaf  253. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  2,  leaf  78. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  85. 

SALEM   IN    1700.      NO.    19. 


Deliverance  Parkman  and  Susanna 
Farkman  Pasture.  This  tract  of  twelve 
acres  of  land  originally  consisted  of  six 
two-acre  lots  apparently  running  north 
and  south.  When  the  writer  first  learns  of 
them,  there  are  three  lots,first,a  six-acre  lot, 
then  a  two-acre  lot,  and  beyond  that  a  four- 
acre  lot.  The  six-acre  lot  belonged,  very 
early,  probably  originally,  to  Henry  Cook. 
It  then  passed  to  Dr.  George  Emery  ;  and 
before  1649  to  John  Gedney.  The  two- 
acre  lot  belonged,  very  early,  and  probably 
originally,  to  Richard  Graves,  who,  for 
forty-two  shillings  and  six  pence,  conveyed 
it  to  John  Gedney  Jan.  i,  1649.*  The 
four-acre  lot  belonged,  very  early,  and 
probably  originally,  to  Michael  Ward.  He 
died,  and  it  passed  to  his  widow  Margaret, 
who  married,  secondly,  Thomas  Rix, 
barber.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Rix ,  for  five  pounds, 
conveyed  it  to  Mr.  Gedney  15  :  3  :  1655.! 
Mr.  Gedney,  for  many  years,  conducted 
the  Ship  tavern,  and  this  pasture,  being 
used  in  connection  with  that  inn,  became 
known  as  the  *'  Ship  Tavern  pasture." 
Mr.  Gedney  died  in  1688,  having  devised 
the  lot,  one-half  to  Susanna  Gedney, 
widow  of  his  son  John  Gedney,  and  her 
children  by  her  said  husband,  and  the 
other  half  to  the  testator's  son  Col.  Bar- 
tholomew Gedney.  Colonel  Gedney  died 
Feb.  28,  1697-8,  possessed  of  his  half  of 
the  lot ;  and  his  children,  Samuel  Gedney, 
Hannah  Grafton,  Lydia  Corwine,  Bethiah 
Gedney  and  Deborah  Gedney,  all  of  Salem, 
conveyed  the  same  interest  to  their  uncle 
John's  widow,  Susannah,  who  had  married 
Deliverance  Parkman,  of  Salem,  William 
Gedney  of  Salem,  merchant,  and  Nathan- 
iel Gedney  of  Salem,  mariner,  the  owners 
of  the  other  part,  Dec.  10,  1698.I 
Fourteen  days  later,  William  Gedney  of 
Salem,  merchant,  and  Nathaniel  Gedney 
of  Salem,  mariner,  only  surviving  children 
of  Mrs.  Susannah  Parkman,  conveyed  the 
lot  to  the  latter's  husband,  Deliverance 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaves  27 
and  29. 

tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaves  27 
and  30. 

JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  18,  leaf  138. 

Parkman  of  Salem,  merchant.*  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Parkman  owned  the  lot  a  number  of 
years  after  1700. 

Jeremiah  NealLot     This  was  a  portion 
of  the  ancient  Tuck  lot,  which  was  owned 
by  Nicholas  Howard ,  a  fisherman,  in  the 
early  settlement   of  the  town.     On  this 
corner   was   his    dwelling   house.      The 
depositions  of  Edward  Gaskin,  aged  about 
seventy,  and  Francis  Skerry,  aged  sixty- 
six  years  or  thereabouts,  severally  testify 
"  that    Nicholas   Hayward    had    to    his 
Knowledge  a  house  plott,  on  which  he  y® 
said  Hayward  did  live  uppon,  when  he 
came  first  to  Salem,  this  sd  house  plott 
scituate  &  lying  in  Salem,  upon  the  west 
corner  of  John  Neales  land ,  which  lyeth 
as  I  goe  from  Salem  Ipswich  ward  on  the 
right  hand  :  this  abouesd  p'cell  of  ground 
or  house  plott  being  bounded  on  the  east 
or  south  east  corner  with  the  well  w'ch 
was  in  y®  sd  house  plott,  &  westerly  neere 
upon  a  square  home  to  y®  sd  Neales  now 
standing  fence  by  the  road,  &  from  y®  sd 
well  neere  upon  a  square  to  y®  sd  Neale's 
now  standing  fence  sotherly,  &  further  he 
saith  not.     Taken  upon  oath  22  :  3  mo: 
74.      Wm.  Hathorne   Assistant."t      Mr. 
Howard  (or  Hayward)  removed  to  Beverly 
(then  called  Cape  Ann  Side)  about  1641, 
but  retained   the  house  and  lot.       The 
house  was  probably  gone  soon  afterward. 
After  his  death,  his  son  Nathaniel  Hayward 
of  Salem,  for  twenty  shillings,  conveyed 
the  lot,  namely,  "  that  house  plott  which 
yet  is  well  known  y*  my  father  Nicholas 
Hayward  did  live  on,  when  he  did  live  in 
Salem    towne,''    Dec.    14,    168 i.f      The 
narrow  strip  on  the  southwestern  side  oi 
the  lot,  being  about  two  feet  wide  at  the- 
southern  end  and  running  to  a  point  at 
the  other  end,  was  granted  to  Jeremiah' 
Neale    Jan.    24,    1681,    as    hereinafter 
stated. I     Mr.  Neale  owned  the  lot  until 
after  1700. 

Lydia  Hart  Lot.     This  lot  was  a  por- 
tion of  the  Tuck  lot,  which  was  owned  by 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  13,  leaf  102. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  35. 
JBook  of  Grants,  Salem  Town  Records,  page 


John  Neal  as  early  as  1652.*  Nathaniel  Estate  of  John  Neal  House.  This  was  a 
Felton,  sr.,  and  John  Massey,  sr.,  testified,  portion  of  the  Tuck  lot,  and  was  owned 
Jan.  15,  1699-1700,  "  that  upon  y®  quarter  by  Nicholas  Howard  in  the  early  settle- 
of  an  acre  o£  Land  given  by  y«  aboues^  ment  of  the  town.  He  removed  to  Bev- 
John  Neale  unto  his  daughter  Lidiah  had  erly  (then  called  Cape  Ann  Side)  about 
a  dwelling  houfe  upon  it  before  the  yeare     1641,  and  conveyed  this  lot  to  John  Neal 

1 66 1."*     The  house  was  probably  gone  in  1652.*     There  was   a  dwelling-house 

in  1661.     John  Neal  died  May  12,  1672,  upon   this  lot   before    1661.     Nathaniel 

having  devised  this  part  of  the  Tuck  lot  Felton,  sr.,  and   John   Massey   deposed, 

to  his  daughter  Lydia,  wife  of  Jonathan  Dec.  13,  1699,  that  the  "land  given  by 

Hart,  and  after  her  decease  to  her  chil-  John  Neale   Sen"^  Deced  Late  in  Salem, 

dren.     She  died  about  1700,  possessed  of  in  y«  Countey  of  Efsex  in  New  England 

the  lot.  in  his  will  to  his  sonne  John  Neale  now 

Joseph  Neal  Lot,     This  was  a  portion  Deed  Caled  in  Said  will  Tucks  Lott  was 

of  the  ancient  Tuck  lot  which  was  owned  by   John   Neale  Sen*^  pofsefsed  from  y« 

by  John  Neal  as  early  as  1652.*     John  yeare  fifty  Two  to  y®  yeare  Sixty  Two  as 

Neal    died    possessed    of    the  lot    May  his  Owne  right  in  Fee  to   our  Certaine 

12,   1672,   having    devised  this   part  of  knowledge  &  wee    doe    further   Testify 

it  to  his  wife  for  her  life,  and  then  to  his  that  upon  part  of  the  land  giuen  in  Said 

son  John  Neal.     The  son,  John  Neal,  Jr.,  will  to  his  son  John  as  abouesaid  had  a 

died  in  November,  1679,  possessed  of  the  dwelling  houfe  upon  It  before  The  yeare 

lot.       His     widow     married,     secondly,  1661."*    John  Neal  died  possessed  of  the 

William  Starling  of  Lynn,  shipwright ;  and  lot  May    12,  1672,  having  devised    this 

the  title  to  this  lot  was  in  Joseph  Neal  part  of  it,  the  house  being  gone,  to  his 

about  1700,   but  how   he   obtained   the  wife  for  her  life,  and  then  to  his  son  John 

whole  of  it  is  unknown  to  the  writer. t  Neal.     The   latter  died  Nov.  — ,  1679, 

possessed  of  the   lot.     His   widow   Ann 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  13,  leaf  222.  carried,    secondly,   William   starling   of 

tDr.  William  BentJey,  in  his  journal,  states  that  Lynn,  shipwright,  and  she,  as  admmistra- 

an  ancient  house  stood  upon  thsi  lot  ini  794.     The  trix  of  the  estate  of  her    husband,    con- 

house  and  lot  were  then  owned  by  Robert  Hooper  ^^^^^     t^jg  Jq^  ^nd  the   house    that  had 

who  died  that  year,  July  3,  unmarned,  at  the  age  u  u    -14.  -..  *.       l  -t-u^ 

of  sixty-eight.  He  lived  with  his  aged  mother  in  ^^en  built  upon  it  to  her  SOn  Thomas 
this  house.  Doctor  Bentley  wrote  of  him  and  the  Neale  of  Salem,  husbandman,  Feb.  13, 
premises  as  follows:  "He  has  long  embarrassed  1699-1700.!  On  the  same  day  Thomas' 
the  laying  out  of  ferry  lane  by  his  land  which  pro- 
jects at  the  eastern  corner  and  has  been  laid  out  each  side  were  at  the  corners.  The  entry  was  in 
by  the  sessions,  and  advanced  for  by  subscriptions,  the  space  between  the  chimney  and  the  side  of  the 
but  not  yet  to  meet  his  expectations.  His  misera-  house.  The  stairs  ascended  over  the  projecting 
ble  buildings  stand  upon  the  intended  road.  *  *  work  of  the  chimney,  which  contained  the  oven. 
The  projecting  angle  of  Hooper's  land  taken  off,  All  the  wood  work  of  the  house  exhibited  the  ac- 
a  favour  that  could  not  be  obtained  in  his  lifetime,  count  book  of  the  old  bachelor,  for  it  was  entirely 
not  only  from  the  singularity  of  the  man,  but  from  covered  with  figures,  neatly  made,  and  with  the 
the  position  of  his  buildings.  His  barn  and  lintel,  names  of  the  creditors.  Dates  might  be  traced 
and  part  of  the  dwelling  house  were  over  the  line,  for  years  past,  and  the  course  of  his  labours  ascer- 
For  the  first  time  I  entered  the  house,  which  is  all  tained.  The  windows  remained  of  diamond  glass 
now  standing,  the  lintel  having  been  taken  down,  and  lead,  of  two  feet  by  one.  The  fireplace  as 
It  is  very  ancient,  and  has  stood  till  it  looked  laye  as  the  room  would  admit.  The  house  filled  in 
dangerous.  It  consisted  of  one  room  and  cham-  with  clay  and  bricks.  The  clapboards  had  been  so 
ber.  The  chimney  was  in  the  western  end,  and  long  upon  it  as  to  be  as  thin  as  their  adherence 
covered  by  the  lintel,  which  was  not  framed  into  together  could  admit.  The  house  sunk  in  the 
the  house.  The  posts  were  of  oak,  large  and  middle  one  end  resting  on  the  foundation  of  the 
supporting  upon  a  large  projection  the  beams  chimney,  and  the  other  being  on  a  range  of  cellar 
which  as  the  ground  work  was  gone,  by  sinking  wall." 

perpendicularly  into    the  ground,    had  bent  the         This  was  called  '*  an  old  house  "  in  1759. 

house  at  a  considerable  angle  in  the  middle,  there  *Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  13,  leaf  222. 

being  only  three  posts  of  a  side,  two  of  which  on  tEsscx  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  14,  leaf  64. 

SALEM   IN    1700.      NO.    1 9. 


sister  Rebecca  Neale  released  her  interest 
in  the  lot  to  him.*  Thomas  Neale  died 
in  the  spring  of  1705,  possessed  of  the 
house  and  lot,  which  were  then  appraised 
at  seventy-five  pounds.  His  brother 
Joseph  Neal  of  Scituate,  husbandman 
was  heir  of  Thomas  apparently;  and 
Joseph,  for  fifty  pounds,  conveyed  the 
house  and  lot  to  Jeremiah  Neale,  jr.,  of 
Salem,  carpenter,  Feb.  14,  1712-3.! 
Jeremiah  Neale  probably  removed  the 
house  a  few  years  later. 

William  Browne  Lot.  The  principal 
part  of  this  lot  was  a  portion  of  the 
Tuck  lot,  which  was  owned  by  John  Neal 
as  early  as  1652.I  John  Neal  died  pos- 
sessed of  this  portion  of  this  lot  May 
12,  1672,  having  devised  the  same  to  his 
wife  for  her  life,  and  then  to  his  son  John 
Neal.  The  son  John  died  in  November, 
1679,  possessed  of  it.  His  widow  and 
administratrix,  Ann  Neale,  for  forty-five 
pounds,  conveyed  it  to  Capt.  William 
Browne,  jr.,  of  Salem,  merchant,  Feb.  16, 
1681-2  ;§  and  he  owned  it  in  1700. 

That  part  of  this  lot  lying  on  the  south- 
erly end  between  the  dashes  was  granted 
by  the  town  of  Salem  out  of  the  common 
land,  at  a  town  meeting  held  Aug.  27, 
1673,  in  the  following  words  :  "Mr.  Bat- 
ter to  have  one  q'^*^  of  an  acre  of  Land 
next  to  the  End  of  Jn'^  neals  ground  neer 
old  m'^  gedneys  pafture.^ll  "Mr  Batter'* 
was  Edmond  Baiter  of  Salem,  merchant, 
who  conveyed  the  lot  to  Jacob  Pudeater 
of  Salem,  blacksmith,  who  lived  across  the 
street.  May  15,  i674.1[  Mr.  Pudeator 
conveyed  it  to  William  Browne,  jr.,  of 
Salem,  merchant,  Feb.  7,  1681  ;**  and 
Mr.  Browne  owned  it  in  1700. 

That  part  of  this  lot  lying  within  the 
dashes  at  the  south-eastern  corner,  and 
the  long  strip  on  the  western  side  next 
the  street,  which  was  apparently  a  part 

*Unrecorded  deed. 

t Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  26,  leaf  151. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  13,  leaf  222. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  41. 
II  Town  Records. 

TEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  62. 
**Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  7,  leaf  33. 

of  the  lot  the  town  purchased  of  Nicholas 
Hay  ward,  were  granted  out  of  the  com- 
mon land  "in  part  of  satisfaction  for 
about  three-fourths  of  an  acre  of  land  the 
town  of  Salem  had  of  John  Neale,  de- 
ceased, for  a  highway  which  said  land 
joyned  to  y®  land  that  was  formerly 
Thomas  Watsons.'^  The  following  is  a 
copy  of  the  town  record  : — 

"  Att  a  meeting  of  the  Select  men  Janu- 
ary 24*^  1 68 1. 

"  Whearas  L'  Jeremiah  Neale  petitioned 
that  hee  might  haue  fattiffaction  given  him 
for  the  land  layd  downe  for  the  townes 
vfe  by  his  father,  which  land  is  aboute 
three  quarters  of  one  acree  and  is  be- 
tweene  the  land  of  Jacob  pudeators 
which  formerly  was  Thomas  wattfons, 
And  the  land  which  Lately  was  Nicholas 
Howards  and  now  the  townes  by  pur- 
chafs  from  the  Sayd  Howard,  which  land 
was  left  to  the  Select  men  to  vew  and 
determine  according  as  thay  should  judge 
equall  therein  as  p'^  a  voate  of  the  towne 
August  29th.  1 68 1  doth  appeare 

"  The  Select  men  haueing  vewed  the 
abouesayd  land  doe  heareby  determine 
that  L*  Jer®  neale  as  Executor  to  his 
father  John  Neale  Late  Deceased  &  in 
the  behalfe  of  the  rest  of  his  relations 
vnto  whome  itt  may  belong,  shall  in  way 
of  Exchange  for  the  aboue  sayd  land  layd 
downe  by  his  father,  haue  hould  and 
peacably  Enjoy  the  lane  of  the  towne  of 
aboute  Eighteene  foote  wide  which  was 
betweene  m^  John  Gedneys  paftore  land, 
and  y®  land  of  the  Sayd  Neales  &  now 
Incloafed  by  neale ;  alfo  a  strip  of  land 
of  one  pole  Broad  att  the  South-ward  end 
of  the  same  land  of  Neales  and  soe  to  run 
alonge  the  whole  lenth  which  is  aboute 
fourtye  poles  of  that  land  which  was  pur- 
chafed  of  Nicholas  Howard  &  comes  to  a 
poynt  at  the  Northward  end  of  the  Sayd 
land  and  is  an  acute  Angle  att  which  Sayd 
Northward  end  there  is  a  stake  driuen 
into  the  ground  clofe  to  the  Corner  of  the 
Barne  ;*  likewife  to  run  the  fence  straite 
at  the  Eastward  end  of  the  land  granted 
to  m^  Edm**  Batter  &  by  him  sould  to 
Jacob  Pudeator  soe  y*  the  way  left  to  m'^ 



Gedneys  paftore  will  bee  of  an  equall 
bredth  which  adittion  Containes  aboute 
foure  pole  in  lenth  &  2  pole  in  bredth  at 
y®  Northwest  end.  y®  Southward  end  being 
an  angle,  likewife  to  run  the  fence  straight 
att  the  westward  end  of  the  Sayd  land  of 
Pudeators  wheare  the  aforesayd  pole  in 
bredth  begins  which  runs  to  an  angle  att 
y*  vper  end  of  Nicholas  Howards  land  is 
aboute  three  poles  and  a  quarter  in  lenth 
one  pole  broad  at  y®  northward  end  and 
one  pole  &  thurteene  foote  att  the  South- 
ward end ;  all  &  Euery  part  or  parcell  of 
the  abouesayd  land  wee  doe  in  bebalfe  of 
the  Towne  giue  vnto  the  Sayd  L*  Jere- 
miah Neale  in  Exchange  for  the  aboue- 
sayd land  layd  downe  by  his  father,  and 
L'  Jeremiah  Neale  p  his  owne  Consent  & 
free  &  volentary  agreement  doth  accept 
thereof  In  full  Sattisfaction  for  the  aboue. 
Exprefsed  land  of  aboute  three  quarters 
of  an  acre  bee  itt  more  or  lefs  layd  downe 
by  his  father  John  Neale  Late  Deceafed 
in  Wittnefs  whearvnto  hee  hath  Sett  his 
hand  to  this  agreement  this  24  January 

"Jeremiah  Neale."* 
These  two  lots  were  conveyed  by  Jere- 
miah Neale,  who  was  of  Salem,  carpenter, 
to  William  Browne,  jr.,  of  Salem,  mer- 
chant, April  25,  i682.t  Mr.  Browne 
owned  these  portions  of  this  lot,  also,  in 


Hannah  Berry  of  Middleton  married 
Theodore  Ingalls  Sept.  11,  1792. 

— Middleton  town  records. 

Ambrose  Berry%  carpenter,  shipwright, 
wheelwright,  and  tallow-chandler,  lived  in 
that  part  of  Newbury  (on  State  street) 
which  was  incorporated  as  Newburyport 
in  1764;  married,  first,  Hannah  Kings- 
bury Jan.  10,  17 16-7  ;  and,  second,  Sarah 
Emery  of  Newbury  June  3,  1728  :  Sarah 
was  his  wife  in  1772;  his  will,  dated 
April  16,  1770,  was  proved  Dec.  3,  1777. 

*Book  of  Grants,  Town  Records,  page  140. 
fEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  51. 

He  had  one  child  :  y<?-^«,^  born  in  New- 
bury Nov.  4,  1 7 1 8  ;  blacksmith ;  lived  in 
that  part  of  Newbury  that  was  incorpo- 
rated as  Newburyport  in  1764;  married 
Mary  Little  (a  widow?)  of  Newbury  Jan. 
22,  1 740-1  ;  his  will  dated  May  17, 1765, 
was  proved  May  28,  1770;  she  died,  his 
widow,  in  the  winter  of  179 1-2,  adminis- 
tration being  granted  on  her  estate  Jan. 
30,  1792;  children,  born  in  Newbury: 
I.  Hannah,3  born  Oct.  11,  1741;  died 
Jan.  10,  1747;  2.  Ambrose,3  born  Oct. 
12,  1743;  died  Jan.  20,  1747;  3.  Sarah,3 
born  Oct.  3,  1745  ;  died  Jan.  22,  1747  ; 
4.  John3,  born  Jan.  16, 1 747  ;  died  Feb.  4, 
1747.  5.  Hannah3,  born  Jan.  25,  1748; 
died  April  29,  1749;  6.  Mary,3  born  June 
12,  1750  ;  7.  Sarah,3  born  Sept.  30,  1752  ; 
8.  Nathan,3  born  Sept.  4,  1754  ;  9.  Eliza- 
beth,3  born  Sept.  1,  1755;  10.  Anna,3 
born  July  21,  1758. 

Michael  Berry  lived  in  Newburyport, 
1 785-1797  ;  married  Abigail  Carr  (born 
June  26,  1763);  he  died  about  1798; 
and  she  married,  secondly,  Benjamin 
Kent  of  Danvers  April — ,  1805;  chil- 
dren of  Michael  and  Abigail  Berry,  born 
in  Newburyport :  Sally,  born  Jan.  3, 1785  \ 
Rhoda,  born  Dec.  7, 1786  ;  married  Benja- 
min Porter  of  Danvers  Sept.  7,  1807: 
Michael,  born  July  2,  1789  ;  married  Ann 
Newman  of  Danvers  Oct.  29,  1815  ; 
Mary,  born  Nov.  14,  1792  ;  died  Aug.  16, 
1810;  Harriet,  born  Dec.  3,  1794. 

— Records. 

Elizabeth  Berry  published  to  Thomas 
Browne  Aug.  31,  1695. 

Hannah  Berry  married  Isaac  Chase 
Oct.  29,  1 7 10. 

— Newbury  town  records. 

Michael  Berry,  son  of  Widow  Berry, 
died  July  19,  1799. 

John  Berry  married  Miss  Martha  Page, 
both  of  Newburyport,  Aug.  23,  1795. 
— Newburyport  town  records. 

Oliver  Berry,'  mariner,  lived  in  Salem, 
1757-1766;  married,  first,  Elizabeth  Pal- 
frey of  Salem  April  21,  1757,  and,  second, 
Mary  Brown  of  Salem  Jan.  27,  1762; 
administration  was  granted  on  his  estate 
Sept.  I,    1766;    she   survived   him,  and 



was  his  widow  in  1769  ;  children  :  Eliza- 
beth,^ under  fourteen  years  old  in  1766, 
her  guardian  being  widow  Katharine  Ber- 
ry of  Salem;  Oliver,^  under  fourteen 
years  old  in  1766  ;  lived  in  Salem ;  mar- 
ried Elizabeth  Caves  of  Danvers  Aug.  6, 
1780;  children,  baptized  in  the  North 
church  in  Salem  :  01iver,3  baptized  Nov. 
— ,  1785  ;  Betsy ,4  baptized  Nov — ,  1785  ; 
Sally,4  baptized  March  23,  1788;  John,4 
baptized  April  22,  1792. — Records. 

Capt.  John  Berry,  mariner,  lived  in 
in  Salem,  1722-1746;  married  Katharine 
Manning  Oct.  26,  1722,  in  Salem;  ad- 
ministration was  granted  on  his  estate 
Aug.  6,  1746  ;  she  survived  him,  and  was 
his  widow  in  1763  ;  the  inventory  of  his 
estate  mentions  wearing  apparel  for 
children . — Records, 

Mary  Berry  married  John  Burchmore, 
both  of  Salem,  July  4,  1779. 

John  Berry  of  Salem  published  to  Ruth 
Ingalls  of  Lynn  March  22,  1711-2. 

Hannah  Berry  of  Salem  married  Wil- 
liam Perkins  of  Andover  April  3,  1728. 

Elizabeth  Berry  married  Benjamin 
Stone,  both  of  Salem,  Dec.  9,  1743. 

Mary  Berry  married  Samuel  Ives,  jr., 
both  of  Salem,  July  11,  1745. 

Catharine  Berry,  jr.,  married  John 
Turner,  jr.,  both  of  Salem,  Sept.  29,  1752. 

John  Berry  married  Mary  Putnam, 
both  of  Salem,  June  15,  1757. 

John  Berry  married  Mary  Ward,  both 
of  Salem,  May  11,  1788. 

Sally  Berry  married  Micajah  Johnson, 
both  of  Salem,  Aug.  21,  1791. 

John  Berry  married  Mary  Symonds, 
both  of  Salem,  Oct.  21, 1794. 

Lucy  Berry  of  Salem  married  Jacob 
Chaceof  Lynn  March  19,  1795. 

Mehitable  Berry  married  Isaac  Hack- 
er, jr.,  both  of  Salem,  May  17,  1795. 

John  Berry  married  Mary  Frye,  both 
of  Salem,  Nov.  17,  1799. 

Lucy  Berry  married  John  Brown,  jr., 
both  of  Salem,  July  6,  1799. 

William  Berry  married  Sally  Cammel, 
both  of  Salem,  Jan.  27,  1799. 

Hanna  Berry  married  Benjamin  Val- 
py,  both  of  Salem,  Dec.  15,  1761. 

Widow  Elizabeth  Berry  married  David 
Keif,  both  of  Salem,  Sept.  11,  1781. 

— Salem  town  records. 



I  love  to  think  of  old  Ipswich  town, — 
Old  Ipswich  town  in  the  east  countree, — 
Whence  on  the  tide  you  can  float  down 
Through  long  salt  grass  to  the  wailing  sea 
Where  the  Mayflower  drifted  off  the  bar, 
Seaworn  and  weary,  long  years  ago, 
And  dared  not  enter,  but  sailed  away 
Till  she  landed  her  boat  in  Plymouth  bay. 

I  love  to  think  of  old  Ipswich  town, 

Where  Whitefield  preached  in  the  church  on  the 

Driving  out  the  devil  until  he  leaped  down 
From  the  steeple's  top,  where  they  show  you  still, 
Imbedded  deep  in  the  solid  rock, 
The  indelible  print  of  his  cloven  hoof. 
And  tell  you  the  devil  has  never  shown 
Face  or  hoof  since  that  day  in  the  honest  town. 

I  love  to  think  of  old  Ipswich  town, 

Where  they  shut  up  the  witches  until  the  day 

When  they  should  be  roasted  so  thoroughly  brown 

In  Salem  village  twelve  miles  away. 

They've  moved  it  off  for  a  stable  now. 

But  there  are  the  holes  where  the  stout  jail  stood, 

And  at  night,  they  say,  that  over  the  holes 

You  can  see  the  ghost  of  Goody  Coles. 

I  love  to  think  of  old  Ipswich  town, 
That  house  to  your  right  a  rod  or  more. 
Where  the  stern  old  elm  trees  seem  to  frown 
If  you  peer  too  hard  through  the  open  door, 
Sheltered  the  regicide  judges  three. 
When  the  royal  sheriffs  were  after  them. 
And  a  queer  old  villager  once  I  met 
Who  says  in  the  cellar  they're  living  yet. 

I  love  to  think  of  old  Ipswich  town, 

Harry  Main,  you  have  heard  the  tale,  lived  there, 

He  blasphemed  God  so  they  put  him  down 

With  an  iron  shovel  at  Ipswich  bar. 

They  chained  him  there  for  a  thousand  years. 

As  the  sea  rolls  up  to  shovel  it  back ; 

So  when  the  sea  cries  the  goodwives  say, 

"Harry  Main  growls  at  his  work  today." 

I  love  to  think  of  old  Ipswich  town; 

There's  a  graveyard  upon  the  old  High  street, 

Where  generations  are  looking  down 

On  the  one  that  is  toiling  at  their  feet ; 

Where  the  stones  stand  shoulder  to  shoulder  like 

Drawn  up  to  receive  a  cavalry  charge. 
And  graves  have  been  dug  in  graves  till  the  sod 
Is  the  mound  of  good  men  gone  to  God. 



I  love  to  think  of  old  Ipswich  town, — 
Old  Ipswich  town  in  the  east  countree, — 
Whence  on  the  tide  you  can  float  down 
Through  the  long  salt  grass  to  the  wailing  sea, 
And  lie  all  day  on  the  glassy  beach, 
And  learn  the  lesson  the  green  waves  teach, 
Till  at  sunset,  from  surf  and  seaweed  brown, 
You  are  pulUng  back  to  Ipswich  town. 


Edward  Berry  married  Beatrice  (Burt), 
who  married,  first,  William  Cantlebury  of 
Salem ;  second,  Francis  Plumer  of  New- 
bury Nov.  29,  1665;  he  died  Jan.  17, 
1672-3  ;  and  she  married,  third,  Edward 
Berry ;  they  lived  in  Salem  Village ;  and 
she  died  in  1683,  aged  eightj^-three. 
William  Sibley  called  her  "  mother,"  and 
claimed  to  have  maintained  her  for 
eight  years  prior  to  her  death.  Her 
inventory  amounted  to  ;£i8i,  18  j.  She 
was  formerly  of  Frampton,  Dorset,  Eng- 

Edward  Berry,  a  seaman  and  weaver, 
lived  in  Salem,  1 668-1 689  ;  married  Eliza- 
beth, widow  of  Roger  Haskell,  before 
1668;  she  was  Mrs.  Berry  in  1677;  he 
removed  to  Marblehead  in  1678,  and 
was  there  in  1679.  He  was  deceased  in 
1693.  He  had  a  son  Edward,  who 
came  to  Salem  from  Painton,  Devon, 
England  about  1676,  being  a  weaver  and 
seaman,  and  of  Salem,  167 7-1 706. 

— Records. 

John,  William  and  Oliver,  children  of 
John  and  Mary  Berry,  baptized  in  the 
East  church  in  Salem  Nov.  20,  1796. 

Benjamin,  son  of  Oliver  and  Mary 
Berry,  baptized  in  East  church  in  Salem 
Dec.  17,  1797. 

— East  church  {Salem)  records. 

Abigail  Berry  of  Lynn,  singlewoman, 

1794,  1797- 

Jonathan  Berry  of  Lynn,  cordwainer, 
1760-1762;  wife  Joanna,  1761,  1762. 

John  Berry  of  Salem,  mariner,  1762- 

James  Berry  of  Lynn,  cordwainer, 
1 7 64- 1 7 90,  wife  Mary,  1 765-1 790. 

James  Berry,  jr.,  of  Lynn,  cordwainer, 
wife  Sarah,  1789. 

James  Berry  of  Lynn,  gentleman,  1786. 

John  Felt  of  Danvers,  yeoman,  and 
wife  Catherine,  in  her  own  right,  Mary 
Ives  of  Beverly,  widow  Elizabeth  Stone 
of  Salem,  widow,  Oliver  Berry,  yeoman, 
and  John  Berry,  jr.,  both  of  Salem,  and 
Abigail  Valpy  of  Boston  and  Paul  Gowin 
and  wife  Elizabeth,  in  her  right,  of 
Cape  Persue,  N.  S.,  conveyed  to  John 
Berry,  mariner,  and  Abigail  Berry,  spinster, 
both  of  Salem,  descendants  of  John  Ber- 
ry of  Salem,  mariner,  deceased,  land  in 
Salem,  1784,  1788. 

— Registry  of  deeds. 

James  Berry  of  Lynn,  gentleman,  ap- 
pointed administrator  of  the  estate  of 
Thomas  Berry,  of  Lynn,  cordwainer, 
May  2,  1780.  His  heirs  were  Jonathan 
Berry,  Jonathan  Newhall,  Jacob  Newhall, 
Mary  Berry  and  Hannah  Berry,  and 
Mary  Berry  signed  in  behalf  of  her  hus- 
band who  was  in  the  Continental  army. 

Sarah  Berry  appointed  administratrix 
of  the  estate  of  her  late  husband  Peter 
Berry  of  Ipswich,  deceased,  March  30, 
1693.     He  was  probably  a  mariner. 

— Probate  records. 

John  Beery  of  Ipswich  (servant  of 
Captain  Perse),  1669. 

Elizabeth  Berry  of  Beverly,  1669. 

John  Berry  married  Hannah  Hodgkins 
Jan.  17,  1670,  in  Ipswich. 

Hannah,  wife  of  John  Berry,  died  May 
29,  1676,  in  Ipswich. 

Jon^  Berry  married  Joanna  Riddan 
Oct.  29,  1759,  in  Lynn. 

—  County  records. 

Francis  Michael  Bequet  married  Miss 
Sarah  Wigglesworth,  both  of  Newbury- 
port,  Sept.  18,  1793. — Newburyport town 

Benjamin  Berson,  jr.,  published  to 
Judith  Getchel  Nov.  2,  171 7. — Newbury 
town  records. 

Anthony  Bessey  of  Lynn  came  in  the 
James,  1635,  from  London,  aged  twenty- 
six;  removed  to  Sandwich,  1637;  was 
for  many  years  active  in  holy  service  to 
the  Indians.  See  3  Mass.  Hist.  Coll.,  IV, 
184.  His  will  of  Feb.  10,  1657,  names 
wife  Jane,  children  Ann,  Mary,  Elizabeth, 



Nehemiah,  and  David,  born  May  23, 
1649.  The  inventory  of  his  estate  was 
taken  May  21,  1657. — Savage, 

John  Besom  of  Marblehead  aged  four- 
teen in  1668-9. 

John  Bessom  of  Marblehead,  1670. 

—  County  records. 

Widow  Mary  Basom  appointed  admin- 
istratrix of  the  estate  of  her  husband 
Elias  Basom  of  Marblehead,  deceased, 
July  12,  1734. 

Administration  granted  upon  the  es- 
tate of  Charles  Besom  of  Marblehead, 
tailor,  Nov.  27,  1752. 

— Probate  records. 

Children  of  Nicholas  and  Rebecca 
Bessom,  baptized  :  John,  March  26, 1727; 
Mary,  Aug.  4,  1728;  Elizabeth,  Feb.  21, 
1730-1  ;  John,  April  i,  1733;  Rebecca, 
April  25,  1736  ;  Nicholas,  Nov.  4,  1739; 

,    April    26,    1 74 1. — Marblehead 


Capt.  Philip  Besom*  lived  in  Marble- 
head, 1751-1797;  shoreman  and  yeoman; 
owned  schooner  Peacock ;  married  Sarah 
Bubier  Sept.  30,  1751  j  he  died  in  1797, 
his  will,  dated  Sept.  i,  1 791,  being  proved 
Nov.  8,  1797  ;  she  survived  him,  and  was 
his  widow  in  1799  ;  in  his  will  he  men- 
tioned children  of  my  son  **  Joseph  Brown, 
deceased."  Children,  baptized  in  Mar- 
blehead:  I.  Ruth^^  baptized  Aug.  16, 
1752;  married  William  Blaney  Sept.  19, 
1771  ;  and  was  living  in  1791.  2.  Mar- 
garets^ baptized  Oct.  14,  1753;  died 
young.  3.  Sarah^,  baptized  Oct.  13, 1754; 

married   Barker  before    1791.     4. 

Margaret^,  baptized  Nov.  7,  1756;  mar- 
ried   Grant  before  1791.    5.    John's, 

baptized  Oct.  i,  1758;  was  devised  land 
in  Lyndeborough,  N.  H.,  by  his  father, 
1 79 1.  6.  Philips,  baptized  July  13, 
1760;  lived  in  Marblehead;  mariner; 
married,  first,  Ruth  Collyer  Feb.  11, 
1779 ;  second,  Elizabeth  (Betsey)  Lewis 
Jan.  27,  1795  ;  he  died  March  — ,  1836  ; 
his  wife  Betsey  was  living  in  1818;  his 
children,  born  in  Marblehead  :  i.  Ruthy3, 
born  March  23,  1781  ;  married  Samuel 
Stennis  (published  Dec.  16,  1797);  2. 
Sarahs,  born  Feb.  9,  1784;  married  Elea- 

zer  Graves  before  i8t8;  3.     Elizabeths, 
born    April   30,    1786;    probably     died 
young;  4.  Hannahs,  born  Nov.  7,  1789; 
died  young;  5.     Marthas,  born  Nov.  16, 
1791  ;  married  John  Tucker  in   1818;  6. 
Philips,  born  Nov.    19,    1795;  living  in 
1818;  7.  Hannahs,  born  June  24,  1797; 
unmarried   in  1 8 1 8  ;  8.  Tabitha   LewisS, 
born  July  5,  1799  >  married  John  C.  Cloon 
Feb.  15,   1818;  9.  Miriam  LewisS,  born 
May  31,   1801 ;  died  young;  10.  Miriam 
LewisS,   born   Aug.    31,    1802  ;    married 
EleazerGraves,  jr.,  in  or  before  1818 ;  11. 
Abigail   LewisS,   born    Jan.    16,     1804; 
unmarried  in  181 8;  12.  Edmund  Lewiss, 
born  Sept.  8,  1805  ;  living  in    1818  ;  13. 
John  Russells,  born  May  i,  1807;  proba- 
bly died  before  1818;  14.  William  Grays, 
born  June  23,  1809  ;  living  in  1818  ;  15. 
George    Washingtons,    born    SQpt.      13, 
1811  ;  living  in  1818  ;   16.  Betsey  LewisS, 
born  Dec.  19,  1812  ;  living  in  1818.     7. 
Graces,  baptized  April  18, 1762  ;  married 
Joseph  Nance  Jan.  20,  1784  ;  and  died 
before  1791,  leaving  children.  8.  Josephs, 
baptized  Feb.    12,    1764;  probably  died 
before  1791.     9.    Jctnes,   baptized   Oct. 
20,   1765;  married  Francis  Freeto  Sept. 
8,  1785.     10.     Marys,   married  Samuell 
Chinn  July  28,   1787.     11.     Susannahs, 
baptized  June  11,  1769;  married  Williana 
Strong  Oct.   26,  1790.     12.     Elizabeths, 
baptized  Feb.  17,  1771 ;  died  young.  13. 
Elizabeths,  baptized  Dec.  18,  1774;  mar- 
ied  Paul   A.    Caul  Jan.    29,    1792.     14. 
Hannahs,  baptized  Sept.  29,  1776;  mar- 
ried Thomas  Anderton  March  23,  1794. 
1 5 .      Williams,  living  in  1 7 9 1 . 

Richard  Bessom  married  Sarah  Gale 
July  31,  1753;  lived  in  Marblehead, 
1753-1798;  fisherman,  coaster,  truckman 
and  yeoman  ;  wife  Sarah  living  in  1776. 
Children,  baptized  in  Marblehead  :  Sarah, 
baptized  May  5,  i754  ;  Jane,  bd,ptized 
May  16,  1756;  married  Peter  Sawins 
June  2,  1778;  Mary,  baptized  Jan.  8, 
1758;  died  young;  Richard,  baptized 
Dec.  23,  1759;  John,  baptized  Nov.  i, 
1761  ;  died  young;  Mary,  baptized  June 
5,  1763  ;  married  Joseph  Pedrick  Jan. 
28,  1787  ;  John,  baptized  Aug.  25,  1765; 



died  young  ;  Susannah,  baptized  Aug.  28, 
1768;  died  young;  John,  baptized  Sept. 
9,  1770;  Susannah,  baptized  Sept.  13, 
1772;  married  Philip  Ramsdell  June  3, 
1792;  Richard,  baptized  Feb.  5,  1775; 
Jonas,  baptized  Sept.  15,  1776. 

Nicholas  Besome  married,  first,  Eliza- 
beth Lasky  March  18,  1784  ;  she  was  his 
wife  in  1805  ;   married,  second,  Hannah 

;  lived  in  Marblehead;  fisherman;  and 

died  June  — ,  1838 ;  children,  baptized  in 
Marblehead  :  Elizabeth,  baptized  July  1 1, 
1785  ;  Nicholas,  baptized  Sept.  21, 1788 ; 
died  young;  Nicholas,  baptized  June  5, 
1791  ;  died  young;  Nicholas,  baptized 
Oct.  28,  1792;  John,  baptized  Nov.  23, 
1794  ;  Richard  Hawley,  baptized  July  29, 
1796;  died  young;  Polly,  baptized  Sept. 
3,  1797;  James  Laskey,  baptized  Jan. 
19,  1800;  Richard  Hawley,  baptized 
Nov.  20,  1805. 

John  Bessom  married  Hannah  Laskey 
Dec.  29,  1793;  lived  in  Marblehead; 
coaster  and  truckman ;  children,  baptized 
in  Marblehead ;  Hannah,  Feb.  i,  1795; 
John,  June  26,  1796;  Sarah  Gale,  Oct. 
22,  1797;  Peggy  Hawley,  March  17, 
1799;  Richard,  May  18,  1800;  James 
Laskey,  Jan.  9,  1803;  Jonas,  May  27, 
1804;  Nicolas,  Sept.  7,  1806;  Elizabeth, 
Oct.  29,  1809;  Mary,  June  16,  1811; 
Philip,  May  16,  1813 ;  Harriot,  Sept.  10, 

— Records. 

Richard  Bessom,  jr.,  married  Hannah 
Bowden  May  15,  1796;  and  lived  in 
Marblehead,  where  their  children  were 
baptized,  as  follows :  Hannah,  April  i  o, 
1796  ;  Richard,  Dec.  17,  1797  ;  Michael, 
Nov.  10,  1799;  Sarah,  Dec.  6,  1801 ; 
John,  Nov.  27,  1803. 

Joseph  Besome  married  Rebecca 
Chinn  Feb.  28,  1786  ;  and  lived  in  Mar- 
blehead, where  their  children  were  bap- 
tized, as  follows  :  Philip,  Aug.  20,  1786  ; 
Rebecca,  Feb.  27,  1791;  Joseph,  Jan.  26, 

John,  son  of  John  and  Mary  Bezume, 
baptized  Aug.  28,  1757. 

Margaret,  daughter  of  John  and  Mar- 
garet Bezume,  baptized  Oct.  11,  1761. 

Elias    Bessom    married    widow   Mary 
Cogswell  July  12,  1725. 

Rebecca  Bezume  married  Joseph 
Stacey  March  31,  1757. 

Elizabeth  Bezume  married  Charles 
Flurey  July  7,  1754. 

— Marblehead  records. 

John  Bests  born  about  1642  ;  currier; 
lived  in  Salem,  1670-1711  ;  married,  first, 
Susanna  Durin  10:8  mo :  1670  ;  second, 
Edith  Hull  Feb.  i,  1692-3 ;  he  died  June 
17,  1 7 II,  in  his  seventieth  year;  and  she 
was  his  widow  in  1748.  Children,  born 
in  Salem:  i.  Johnny  bom  5:  7  mo: 
1671;  living  in  1704.  2.  Susannah^, 
born  28:  11:  1673;  married  John  Mes- 
senger of  Rhode  Island  (of  Long  Island, 
1 71 2),  yoeman,  before  1708.  3.  Wil- 
liam^,  mariner ;  lived  in  Newport,  R.  I. ; 
died  in  1 7 1 2,  probably  unmarried ;  his  will 
dated  Jan.6,1 7 1 1, being  bound  on  a  voyage 
to  sea,  was  proved  Sept.  i,  17 12,  devised 
to  "  my  cousin  Joseph  Best  of  Salem."  4. 
Jonathan^ y  lived  in  Salem ;  sailor  on  the 
ship  Essex,  Capt.  William  Bowditch,  mas- 
ter; died  on  the  ship,  apparently  unmar- 
ried, in  1700;  he  made  a  nuncupative 
will  at  sea  on  Christmas  day,  1700  ;  and 
it  was  proved  May  27,  1701.  5.  Benja- 
min^y  under  age  in  1700;  living  in  1704, 
and  apparently  unheard  of  in  1708.  6. 
Mary^  (twin),  born  Sept.  20,  1693  ;  died 
in  about  three  weeks.  7.  Judith^  (twin), 
born  Sept.  20,  1693  ;  was  living  in  1704. 
8.  David^j  born  Feb.  20,  1694-5  ;  cur- 
rier ;  lived  in  Salem  ;  married  Lydia  Kim- 
ball of  Wenham  Jan.  20,  1719-20;  died 
in  1730,  his  will,  dated  May  18,  1730, 
being  proved  Aug.  31,  1730;  she  sur- 
vived him ;  children,  born  in  Salem  :  i . 
John3,  born  March  22,  17 — ;  living  in 
1730;  2.  Elizabeths,  married  Stephen 
Webb  of  Salem  Nov.  27,  1746;  3. 
Lydia3,  living  in  1730;  4.  Mary3,  mar- 
ried Nathaniel  Nurse  of  Salem  Nov.  7, 
1754.  9.  Mary^^  born  Sept.  20,  1696  ; 
died  in  her  tenth  year.  10.  Sarah^y  born 
Aug.  14,  1698;  living  in  1704. — Records. 

John  Best  of  Salem,  tailor,  came  in  the 
HerculeSy  1635,  from  Sandwich,  was  of 
St.  George,  city  of  Canterbury. — Savage, 



James  Best  of  Salem,  wife  Mary 
(daughter  of  James  Frie,  deceased),  was 
dead  in  1735;  children:  James,  aged 
under  fourteen  years  in  1735  ;  and  Elle- 
ner,  aged  under  fourteen  in  1735,  and 
probably  married  Timothy  Gray  May  3, 
1748,  in  Andover. — Probate  records  and 
Andover  town  records. 

James,  son  of  James  Bettee,  born  in 
Wenham  April  8,  1666.  Thomas,  son  of 
James  Bette,  bom  in  Wenham  4:11  mo  : 

James  Bettis  of  Wenham,  1668. 

Richard  Bettes  of  Ipswich,  1651. 

Richard  Betts  of  Ipswich,  165 1,  1653. 

Richard  Bettes  of  Gloucester,  1658. 

James  Bette  was  apprenticed  to  Isaac 
Hull,  cooper,  24  :  4  :   1673. 

Betty  (negro)  married  Titus  Sept.  17, 
1755,  in  Lynn. 

—  Court  records, 

James  Bette  of  Wenham,  husbandman, 
wife  Sarah,  1662,1673 . — Registry  of  deeds. 

Miss  Usina  Bezune  of  Marblehead  mar- 
ried Samuel  Cresey  of  Newburyport  June 

I,  1773- 

Margaret  Bezune  married  John  Rogers 

Aug.  29,  1784. 

— Marblehead  town  records, 

John  Bezune  of  Marblehead  published 
to  widow  Ruth  Whittemore  of  Salem 
March  4,  1775. 

John  Bezune  published  to  Eliz*  Leach, 
both  of  Salem,  Dec.  27,  1777. 

Mary,  daughter  of  James  and  Sara 
Betty,  born  9  :  9  :   1661. 

,Rev.  Ben^  Benott  ( ?)  of  Salem  pub- 
lished to  Madam  Mary  Colman  of  Boston 
Sept.  16,  1748. 

Sarah  Best  published  to  W°^  Stacey, 
both  of  Salem,  Jan.  24,  1735.  She  for- 
bade it,  as  he  never  courted  her. 

Sarah  Best  published  to  Michael 
More,  both  of  Salem,  June  10,  1738. 

— Salem  town  records, 

Mary  Best  published  to  John  Fern, 
both  of  Lynn,  Aug.  16,  1747. — Lynn  town 

Bette  married  Cuff,  negro  servants, 
Sept.  16,  1762. — Andover  town  records. 

Esther  Bettys  married  Samuel  Morse 
Aug.  18,  1793. — Bradford  town  records, 

Robert  Bettts  published  to  Elcy  Bridges, 
both  of  Rowley,  Dec.  9,  1796. — Rowley 
town  records. 

Richard  Betts  of  Ipswich,  1648,  said 
to  have  come  from  Hemel  Hempstead, 
county  Herts,  removed  to  Newton,  L.  I., 
1656;  there  was  in  high  esteem  many 
years ;  and  died  Nov.  18,  17 13,  at  the 
age  of  one  hundred  (?).  By  wife  Joan- 
na,* Riker  says,  he  had  Richard ;  Thom- 
as ;  Joanna,  who  married  John  Scudder ; 
Mary,  who  married  Joseph  Swazey ;  Mar- 
tha, who  married  Philip  Ketchum  ;  Eliza- 
beth, who  was  first  wife  of  Joseph  Sackett ; 
and  Sarah,  who  married  Edward  Hunt. — 

Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Thomas  and 
Mary  Bette,  born  May  19,  1737. — Ames- 
bury  town  records. 

Richard  Bethell  published  to  Hannah 
Manning,  Salem,  June  9,  1711. — Salem 
town  records, 

Hannah,  wife  of  Richard  Bethell,  died 
Dec.  22,  1736,  aged  forty-seven. —  Char- 
ter street  burial-ground,  Salem. 

Richard  Bethell  of  Salem,  tailor,  1722- 
1747;  wife  Hannah,  i73i-i747 • — Regis- 
try of  deeds. 

Wife  of  William  Bethel  died  Sept.  14, 

1 79 1,  aged  forty-five  years. 

Infant  child   of   William   Bethel   died 

April  28,  1794- 

William    Bethel  married  Mary   Smith 

May  24,  1792. 

Ruth  Betels  of  Manchester  published  to 
David  Rust  Oct.  8,  1763. 

— Ipswich  town  records, 

James  Beveredge  married  Sarah  Hol- 
man  Feb.  7,  1733-4;  and  had  children, 
Susannah,  Mary  and  Jane,  all  of  Marble- 
head, singlewomen,  their  mother,  Sarah 
Beverage,  widow,  being  deceased,  1789. 
— Marblehead  town  records,  and  Registry 

of  deeds. 

David  Beverly'  of  Haverhill  married 
Hannah  Farnum   of  Andover   Nov.   11, 

*He  married  Joanna  Chamberlyn  before  1649. 
— Ipswich  court  records. 



1720;  and  lived  in  Andover.  Children, 
born  in  Andover:  i.  James^,  born  Jan. 
19,  1723-4.  2.  Hannah^y  born  Jan.  24, 
1725-6;  died  March  2,  1729.  3.  Mary^, 
born  Feb.  2,  1728-9 ;  married  Asa  Town 
of  Andover  April  6,  1750.  4.  Hannah^y 
born  Sept.  11,  1731;  married  Aaron 
Town  of  Andover  Oct.  15,  1755.  5. 
David"",  born  Feb.  12,  1733-4  ;  died  June 
9,  1738.  6.  Johnny  bom  Nov.  22,  1737; 
died  May  26,  1738.  7.  David^,  born 
Aug.  2,  1739 ;  married  Ruth  Clough  July 
7,  1763  ;  she  was  his  wife  in  1787  ;  yeo- 
man :  lived  in  Andover,  1739-1787;  chil- 
dren, born  in  Andover  :  i.  Jedediah3,  born 
Oct.  17,  1765;  2.  David3,  born  Aug.  3, 
1767  ;  3.  Daniel3,  born  Aug.  21,  1775  ;  4. 
Asa3,  born  Oct.  g,  1776.  8.  Tabitha^, 
born  May  5,  174 1-2;  published  to  Ste- 
phen Wyatt  of  Danvers  Aug.  13,  1763. 
9.  yb>^«%  born  April  19,  1744.  10.  Sam- 
uely^  born  Aug.  8,  1748;  published  to 
Ruth  Conner  of  Salisbury  April  8,  1775.* 
— Records. 

Tabitha  Beverly  of  Danvers  published 
to  Silas  Johnson,  resident  in  Danvers,  Oct. 

7,  1780. — Danvers  town  records, 

John  Beverly  married  Lydia  Hildreth 
of  Andover  Nov.  13,  1777;  children: 
Joel,  born  March  5,  1794;  Phebe,  born 
Aug.  25,  1798. 

Martha,  "a  Legitemat "  daughter  of 
Hannah  Beverly,   born   Oct.    21,    1754. 

Edward  Bevins  married  Mary  Clark 
Dec.  10,  1729. 

— Andover  town  records. 

Francis  Beverly  married  Rhoda  Dev- 
ereux,  free  negroes,  both  of  Salem,  April 

8,  1779. — Salem  town  records. 

Mercy  Giddings,  Nancy  her  daughter, 
born  April  29,  1751,  her  father  William 

Nancy  Bezoil  married  Nicholas  Lane 
March  10,  1771. 

—  Gloucester  town  records. 

Thomas  Bettes  (Bettice — church  rec- 
ords^ of  Wenham  married  Mary  Dike  of 

*Samuel  Beverly  of  St.  John's,  Newfoundland, 
married  Ruth  Connor  of  Newbury  (she  was  pub- 
lished in  Newbury  also)  Nov.  ii,  1776. —  West 
Pariih  church  {^Newbury)  records. 

Ipswich  April  3,   1696. — Topsfield  town 

Ann,  daughter  of  Stephen  Billion,  a 
Frenchman,  who  sojourned  among  us, 
himself  and  wife  being  in  full  communion 
with  ye  French  church  in  Boston,  Jan.  17, 
1719-20. — Beverly  First  church  records. 

Administration  was  granted  on  the  es- 
tate of  Dr.  William  Bickham  (spelled  in 
one  place  "  Beacom  ")  of  Salem,  physi- 
cian, Dec.  16,  1700.  Bartholmew  Browne 
of  Salem  had  supported  him  for  a  year 
before  his  death. — Frobate  records. 

Benjamin  Bickner  married  Mary  Little- 
hail  Aug.  II,  17 19  ;  children  :  Mary,  born 
Oct.  6,  1720;  Benjamin,  born  Feb.  i, 
1722  ;  died  Feb.  10,  1722  j  and  Samuel, 
born  Jan.  31,  1723. 

Samuel  Bickner,  sojourner,  married 
Abigail  Littlehale  May  11,  1760. 

— Gloucester  town  records, 

Anna,  wife  of  Christopher  Bidlacke 
died  Dec.  13,  1692. 

Mary,  daughter  of  Christopher  and 
Sarah  Bidlake,  born  Aug.  15,  1694. 

— Ipswich  town  records, 

Rebecca,  daughter  of  Rev.  John  Hale 
and  his  wife  Rebecca,  daughter  of  Mr. 
Henry  Bile,  late  of  the  city  of  Sarum,  in 
England,  born  April  28,  1666. — Salem 
town  records. 

Daniel  Biggs  married  Eunice  Nurse 
Dec.  19,  1774,  in  Danvers. —  Court  rec- 

Robert  Biggs  of  Salem,  a  foreigner, 
married  Ruth  Bresson  of  Wenham  Feb. 
25,  1752  ;  lived  in  Manchester;  he  died 
between  1757  and  1763;  she  died,  his 
widow,  in  Manchester  Nov.  — ,  1770, 
aged  forty-three  or  forty-four  years ;  chil- 
dren, born  in  Manchester  :  Elizabeth,  born 
May  27,  1755  ;  Benjamin  Bresson,  born 
Sept.  22,  1757. — Records. 

Mary  Boyles  married  Samuel  Wood- 
berry  Feb.  7,  1 77 1. — Manchester  town 

Elisha,  son  of  Elisha  Boyles,  died 
March  7,  1759. 

Mildred,  daughter  of  Elisha  and   Mil 
dred  Byles,  born  April   29,    1759. 

— Lynn  town  records. 



Thomas  Boyles  of  Marblehead,  marinei^ 
and  his  wife  Mary,  estate  of  "  our  mother  ^' 
Ruth  Gatchel  of  Salem,  deceased,  1781. 

Robert  Hale  of  Beverly,  clerk,  con- 
veyed land  in  Amesbury,  formerly  in  pos- 
session of  my  grandmother  Rebecca  Biley, 
in  1701. 

— Registry  of  deeds. 

Anna  Byles  published  to  David  Millet 
Jan.  26,   1745. 

Rabin  e  Byles  published  to  Prince, 
blacks,  Dec.  24,  1775. 

Sarah  Byles  published  to  Henry  Edgar 
Dec.  3,  1768.     He  was  lost  at  sea. 

Sarah  Byles  published  to  Andrew  Eve- 
leth  Aug.  10, 1765. 

—  Gloucester  town  records, 

Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Sa- 
rah Bighted,  baptized  July  2,  1769. — 
Marblehead  church  records. 

Rev.  Benjamin  Bill  published  to  Mrs. 
Rebecca  White  of  South  Hampton  Dec. 
16,  1784. — Amesbury  town  records, 

Mrs.  Rebecka  Biley  of  Salisbury  in 
England  married  John  Hale,  son  of  Rob- 
ert Hale,  late  deacon  of  Charlestown,  Dec. 
15,  1664,  at  Ipswich. 

Bilhah,  daughter  of  George  and  Dinah, 
baptized  Feb.  7,  i747- 

— Ipswich  records. 

Charles  Bill  married  Ruth  Fuller  May 
18,  1732 . — Lynn  town  records. 

Ann,  daughter  of  John  Bill,  baptized 
June  21,  1674. — Rowley  church  records. 

Administration  granted  on  the  estate 
of  Jose  Billabaso  of  Salem,  mariner,  a 
native  of  Bilboa,  in  Spain,  Nov.  6,  1799. 
— Probate  records. 

William  Bigelow  married  Margaret 
Lander,  both  of  Salem,  Jan.  13,  i799- 

John  Bigs  (also,  Biggs)  of  Danvers  pub- 
lished to  Sally  Thornton  of  Salem  July  21, 

Sarah  Bignal  married  George  Day 
May  20,  1726. 

Zachariah  Birchmore  married  Sarah 
Daniels,  both  of  Salem,  Jan.  8,  1770. 

John  Billinghurst  married  Hannah  Pe- 
ters, both   of  Salem,   June  17,  1782. 
— Salem  town  records. 

Binah  (freewoman)  married  Peter,  ser- 
vant of  Samuel  Adams,  Nov.  25,  1776. 
— Ipswich  town  records. 

Dulcena  Lothrop  Bingham,  schoolmas- 
ter, 1792,  shopkeeper,  1796;  deacon; 
town  clerk;  justice  of  peace;  lived  in 
Manchester ;  married  Deborah  Lee  Tuck 
Jan.  31,  1788;  he  died,  *^sudden,"  Oct. 
25,  1837,  aged  "  seventy- three;"  she 
died,  his  widow,  Sept.  18,  1840,  aged 
"  seventy" ;  children,  born  in  Manchester ; 
Delucena   Lathrop,  born  Feb.    5,  1789; 

married  Mary  ;  died  Oct.  7,  1842, 

of  consumption ;  Mary  L.,  born  March  18, 
1790;  Rufus  Lathrop,  born  Nov.  10, 
1 791  ;  Debby,  bom  May  23,  1793;  Lucre- 
tia  Huntington,  born  July  14,  1795  ; 
William  T.,  born  April  8,  1797  ;  Lucinda, 
born  Aug.  3,  1798 ;  Aurelia  T.,  born  Oct. 
4,  1800;  Luther,  born  Aug.  11,  1803; 
Henry  Lee  Tuck,  born  May  8,  1805  ; 
Elisabeth  Sewal,  born  Oct.  4,1819(1809?). 
— Records. 

William  Bingley  married  Elizabeth 
Preston  Feb.  27,  1659-60  ;  Children:  A 
daughter  born  June  24,  1660;  William, 
born  Feb.  24,  1661-2;  a  daughter,  born 
Feb.  27,  1663-4. 

Elizabeth  Bingley  married  John  Chase 
May  23,  1677. 

Hannah  Barnet  married  Joshua  Boyn- 
ton  April  9,  1678. 

— Newbury  town  records. 

Elizabeth  Burch  was  appointed  admin- 
istratrix of  the  estate  of  her  husband 
George  Biirch,  deceased,intestate,  22:9: 
1672.  His  children  were  Elizabeth, 
John,  Mary,  Abigail  and  George,  the 
boys  being  under  twenty- one  years  old, 
and  the  girls  under  eighteen. — Probate 
records^  and  Court  records. 

A  guardian  was  appointed  for  James 
Burch,  aged  fifteen  years,  son  of  James 
Burch,  late  of  Topsfield,  husbandman, 
deceased,  April  4, 17  70. — Probate  records. 

James  Birch  published  to  Sarah  Gale 
Dec.  13, 1788. — Danvers  town  records. 

James  Birch  married  Sarah  Warren, 
sojourner,  Feb.  10,  1725-6. — Gloucester 
town  records. 



Widow  Elizabeth  Cole  of  Salem,  for- 
merly wife  of  George  Burch  of  Salem,  de- 
ceased, John  Collins,  fisherman,  and  wife 
Mary,  Abigail  Burch,  singlewoman,  said 
Mary  and  Abigail  being  ye  surviving 
children  of  said  George  Burch,  deceased, 
all  of  Salem,  17 19. 

Abigail  Birch  of  Salem,  spinster, 
daughter  of  George  Birch,  1726. 

— Registry  of  deeds. 

Sarah,  daughter  of  James  Birch,  "  in 
full  communion  with  the  New  North  in 
Boston,"  baptized  Jan.  i,  1726-7. — Man- 
chester church  records, 

Hannah  Bird  of  Marblehead  appointed 
administratrix  of  the  estate  of  her  hus- 
band John  Bird  of  Marblehead,  fisher- 
man, Jan.  5,  1767. 

Administration  was  granted  on  the  es- 
tate of  Ralph  Bird  of  Salem,  fisherman, 
May  7,  1717. 

— Probate  records. 

Samuel  Bird  published  to  Sally  Elwell 
Sept.  11,1 790. — Gloucester  town  records. 

Easther  Birthby  married  John  Dole 
Jan.  24,  1 7 16,  in  Rowley. 

Thomas  Birtby  married  Mary  Harris 
Feb.  3,  1 7 18,  in  Rowley. 

Jonathan  Birtby  married  Hannah 
Platts  Dec.  26,  1722,  in  Rowley. 

Benjamin  Bickner   married   Mary  Lit 
tlehale  Aug.  11,  17 19,  in  Gloucester. 

Sarah  Bignal  married  George  Day  May 
20,  1726,  in  Salem. 

John  Burd  of  Marblehead,  aged  about 
thirty,  1665. 

Gilles  Burdley  of  Ipswich,  1663,  1666, 
cousin  of  Andrew  Hodges  of  Ipswich. 

Jonathan  Biley  (of  Wenham,  1670) 
married  Sarah  Gouldsmith  Sept.  29,  1668, 
in  Wenham. 

Phillip  Bill  of  Ipswich  removed  to 
Pullen  Point,  1668. 

Mrs.  Bidgood  of  Ipswich  apart  from 
her  husband,  1652. 

Thomas Billington  of  Lynn,  1647,  1649, 
1650,  employed  at  the  iron  works,  1650. 

John  Birchley  of  Ipswich,  1647. 

Henry  Birdsallof  Salem,  1643.  Inven- 
tory of  his  estate  taken  Nov.  17,  1651. 

—  Court  records. 

•  Jathniel  Bird  of  Ipswich  had  grant  of 
land,  1641 ;  and  there  was  a  widow  Bird 
there  the  same  year. 

Giles  Birdley  of  Ipswich,  1648,  had 
wife  EHzabeth,  and  children,  Andrew, 
born  Sept.  5,  1657,  James,  born  Feb.  10, 
1660,  Giles,  born  July  13,  1662,  and 
John,  died  in  1668. 

— Savage. 

Widow  Sarah  Boils  of  Beverly,  1757. 

Jon  than  Boiles  of  Beverly,  weaver, 

— Registry  of  deeds. 

Aug.  I,  1727,  James  Biles  accused  by 
Mary  Mathews  of  Salem  with  being  the 
father  of  her  bastard  son  bom  "last  Feb- 
ruary."— Sessions  court  (Saleni)  records^ 
page  47. 

John  Bird  married  Miriam  Allen  Feb. 
24,1708.  Children:  Rebecca,  baptized 
April  24,  1709;  John,  born  March  25, 
1711;  Meriam,  born  Aug.  20,  17 12; 
John,  baptized  April  25,  17 14;  John, 
born  Sept.  18,  1724. 

John  Bird  married  Mary  Brown  July 
16,  1744.  Children:  Meriam,  baptized 
Dec.  2,  1744;  Mary,  baptized  Sept.  14, 
1746  j  Elizabeth,  baptized  Jan.  i,  1749; 
Martha,  baptized  Sept.  8,  1751  ;  John, 
baptized  Dec.  2,  1753;  Sarah  Brown, 
baptized  Oct.  10,  1756;  Benjamin,  bap- 
tized Nov.  19,  1758;  Benjamin,  baptized 
Nov.  i8j  1759  ;  Rebeckah,  baptized  June 
20,  1762. 

Daniel  Bird  married  Sarah  Blaney  Dec. 
12,1789.  Children  :  Jenny  Miller,  bap- 
tized Feb.  21,  1790;  Daniel,  baptized 
March  3,  1793;  Mary  Brown,  baptized 
July  6,  1795  ;  Sally,  baptized  Dec.  2, 
1798;  Hannah  Blaney,  baptized  Nov.  16, 

Jonathan  Bird  married  Ruth  Hayne 
Jan.  II,  1725. 

Miriam  Bird  married  Germain  Seal 
Jan.  22,  1733. 

John  Bird  married  Hannah  Duggins 
Dec.  12,  1764. 

Mary  Bird  married  James  Brown  Jan. 
16,  1768. 

— Marblehead  records. 



Peter  Bird  published  to  Mrs.  Sarah 
Colby,  both  of  Newburyport,  Dec.  i, 

Miss  Elizabeth  Bird  married  David 
Wood,   both   of   Newburyport,   Jan.  22, 


— Newburyport  town  records. 

Elizabeth  Bird  of  Marblehead  married 
James  Symonds,  4th,  of  Salem  Jan.  2, 

Miss  Miriam  Bird  married  Jonas  Parnel, 
jr.,  both  of  Salem,  Aug.  25,  1773- 

Martha  Bird  married  Samuel  Gale,  both 
of  Salem,  Feb.  8,  1775. 

Sarah  Bird  published  to  Nathaniel 
Pease,  both  of  Salem,  Dec.  9,  1775. 

Sally  Bird  married  Abraham  Mullit 
(Mullet — publishment)^  both  of  Salem, 
Jan.  18,  1789. 

— Salem  town  records. 

Administration  on  the  estate  of  John 
Bird  was  granted  to  Moses  Maverick  in 
Ipswich  court  March  31,  1668. —  Court 

Nathan  Birdsall  of  Salem,  1654. — Reg- 
istry of  deeds. 

Thomas  Birkley  married  Bathsheba 
Vinning  Nov.  2,  17 10.  Their  son  Wil- 
liam born  Aug.  11,  1 7 1 1 . — Marblehead 
town  records. 


Queries  are  inserted  for  one  cent  a  word. 
Answers  are  solicited. 

445.  Elizabeth  Masury  of  Lynn,  Mass., 
married  Samuel  Peabody  of  Salem  about 
1805.  Her  mother  was  a  Mansfield. 
Information  is  desired  as  to  the  full  names 
of  her  parents  and  the  dates  of  her  birth, 
marriage  and  death;  also,  any  other  data 
as  to  her  father,  including  genealogy  and 
participation,  if  any,  in  the  Revolution. 

New  York  City.  h.  b. 

446.  William  Marshall  of  Brookline, 
Mass.,  had  a  daughter  Rebecca  who  mar- 
ried Samuel  Barry  of  Boston  Nov.  30, 
1802.  Information  is  desired  as  to  the 
genealogy  of  William  Marshall  and  whether 
he  participated  in  any  manner  in  the 
Revolution.  .       h.  b. 

447.  M.  A.  Allen  of  2640  Indiana 
Avenue,  Chicago,  111.,  is  preparing  a 
genealogy  of  the  family  of  William  Allen 
of  Salisbury,  and  would  like  to  be  put  in 
communication  with  any  one  interested. 

448.  Where  can  list  of  passengers,  and 
their  origin,  of  "Angel  Gabriel"  and  its 
master,  cast  away  at  Pemaquid,  1635,  be 
obtained,  leading  to  Ralph  Bleasdale's 
origin  (a  passenger)  ? 

Minotj  N  Dak.  a.  b. 


306.  Sarah  Hovey,  who  married  Jona- 
than Remington  of  Rowley  (later  of  Suf- 
field,  Conn.)  June  11,  1701,  was  un- 
doubtedly a  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Hovey, 
who  was  born  in  Ipswich  March  20, 1657. 
Her  mother  was  Sarah  Fuller.  Miss 
Hovey  was  born  in  Ipswich  in  September, 
1680. — Ed. 

307.  Elizabeth  Lull  of  Rowley,  who 
married  Richard  Tyler  in  1725,  was  prob- 
ably daughter  of  Thomas  Lull,  sr.,  of 
Ipswich,  weaver,  who  was  born  Oct.  17, 
1637,  and  died  in  Ipswich  Dec.  31, 1719. 

314.  Mary  Bod  well  who  married  Tim- 
othy Merrick  in  Methuen  Dec.  5,  1728, 
was  daughter  of  James  Bodwell  of  Methuen, 
yeoman,  who  died  there  in  1746.  Mr. 
Bodwell' s  will,  dated  March  19,  1745, 
was  proved  July  7,  1746.  He  mentions 
his  sons  Stephen  Bodwell  and  James  Bod- 
well, daughters  Mary,  wife  of  Timothy 
Mirick,  and  Hannah,  wife  of  John  Hib- 
bard,  jr.,  and  second  wife  Sarah. — Ed. 


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The  Irish  Vanguard  of  Rhode  Island. 
By  Thomas  Hamilton  Murray.  Boston, 
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seven  octavo  pages  relative  to  the  Irish 
who  were  early  in  Rhode  Island.  It  is 
interesting  and  valuable  ;  and  is  published 
by  the  American-Irish  Historical  Society, 
36  Newbury  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 

Concerning  Genealogies.  By  Frank 
Allaben.  New  York,  1905.  This  is  a 
bound  book  of  seventy-one  duodecimo 
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Salem,  1904,  1905.  The  Essex  Institute 
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baptisms,  intentions  of  marriages,  mar- 
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1850.  The  first  volume,  containing  the 
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and  the  second  volume,  which  includes 
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has  just  been  issued.  The  two  volumes 
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vital  records  than  for  those  of  any  other 
town  because  the  town  records  are  so 
meagre  and  the  index  so  poor.  In  this 
work,  as  heretofore,  are  records  from 
gravestone  inscriptions,  church  records 
and  family  bibles.  The  address  of  the 
Essex  Institute  is  Salem,  Mass. 

The  Old  Shipmasters  of  Salem  :  With 
mention  of  eminent  Merchants.  By  Chas. 
E.  Trow.  New  York,  1905.  This  interest- 
ing and  valuable  addition  to  the  written 

history  of  Salem's  commercial  life  is  issued 
in  an  attractive  manner,  and  will  be  read 
by  thousands  who  are  glad  to  have  such 
sketches  as  these  preserved.  Much  of 
the  material  was  gathered  by  the  author 
from  original  sources,  principally  from 
log-books.  There  is  not  much  in  the  way 
of  biography  in  the  volume,  the  aim  of  the 
writer  having  been  to  show  the  type  of 
men  who  were  in  command  upon  the 
seas,  and  their  life  and  times.  The 
book  is  well  illustrated  with  half-tone 
portraits  of  several  sea-captains,  mer- 
chants and  others,  of  houses  and  ves- 
sels, and  other  half-tone  and  line  prints. 
It  is  bound  in  cloth,  and  contains  337 
pages.  The  publishers  are  G.  P.  Put- 
nam's Sons, New  York  City ;  and  the  price 
is  $2.50;  twenty  cents  to  be  added  if  sent 
by  mail. 

The  House  of  the  Seven  Gables. 
By  Nathaniel  Hawthorne.  Boston,  1905. 
This  is  a  specially  illustrated  edition  of 
this  famous  story  of  Hawthorne  with  aids  . 
to  the  study  of  the  house  of  the  seven 
gables  described  therein.  Mrs.  H.  A. 
Davidson  has  made  this  an  edition  fitted 
for  the  exhaustive  study  of  the  work. 
The  frontispiece  is  a  drawing  of  the 
house  which  figures  in  the  story  as 
the  house  of  the  seven  gables.  The 
drawing  has  been  made  from  the  many 
references  to  and  minute  descriptions  of 
it  in  the  story,  all  being  consistent  with 
each  other.  The  effort  was  made  to  re- 
produce the  house  the  author  described 
whether  it  ever  existed  in  fact  or  not. 
The  study  is  divided  into  the  subject  of 
the  Hawthorne  family,  the  author's  child- 
hood, youth,  college  life,  and  subsequent 
life  in  Salem,  Concord  and  Lenox ;  the 
story  and  its  scene  ;  the  Pynchon  ances- 
try, family  history  and  mansion ;  the 
Maule  family ;  the  opening  of  the  shop, 
and  subsequent  events  and  characters  in 
the  story.  Much  matter  is  given  in  both 
novel  and  notes  illustrative  of  life  and 
times  but  little  known  to-day.  The  book 
is  cloth-bound,  and  has  423  pages.  Price, 
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Mifflin  &  Co.,  Boston. 




The  Essex  Antiquarian. 

Vol.  IX.  Salem,  Mass.,  July,  1905.  No.  3. 

volume  I. 

The   following    are    abstracts    of    all  at  Linn,  and  land  bought  of  Goodman  Col- 
records  in  volume  I.  of  the  Suffolk  County  lins,  Joseph  Armitage,  in  rumlye   marsh 

Registry  of  Deeds  relating  to  Essex-county  and  elsewhere  in  Linn,  20:   8:  1641. 

persons  and  property,  where  parties  are  Page  23. 

given  as  residing,   or  property   is   men-         Thomas  Mayhew  of  Watertown  mort- 

tioned  as  being  located  in  Essex  county,  gaged  land  to  James  Brown  of  Newbery 

The  records  in  this  volume  come  down  to  25:3:  1642. — Page  27. 

1654.  Thomas  Dexter  of  Lynn  mortgaged  to 

Tho.   Mayhewe    of    Watertown,   mer-  Rebecka  Cradocke  of  London,  widow,  his 

chant,    mortgaged   to   Rich:  Dumer  of  fishing  ware  at  Lynn,  Sept.   2,    1642. — 

Newbery,  gentleman,  farm  of  five  hundred  Page  29. 

acres  in  Watertown,  which  he  bought  of        Emmanuell  Downing,  Edward  Holyoke 

Simon  Bradstreet,  gentleman,  and  all  the  and  Samuell  Sharpe,  referees,  decide  the 

weire  and  one  hundred  and  fifty  acres  of  suit    for   slander  brought  by   Mr.   John 

land  thereto  belonging,  29  :  7  :  1640. —  Humfrey,  esq.,  against  John  Holgrave  of 

Page  13-  Salem,  5:7"''':  1642.     Mr.  Adam  Otley 

Tho:  Dexter  of  Lynne  mortgaged  to  appeared  for  the  plaintiff. — Page -j^'i^. 
Mathew  Cradock  of  London,  merchant,         Adam   Otley  and   Thomas  Dexter   of 

farm  at  Lynn,  29  June,  1640. — Page  14.  Linne  sold  to  Richard  Russell  thirty  sheep 

Ephraim  Child  of  Watertown  conveyed  and  lambs  in  the  hands  of  Goodman  Bel- 

to  Simon  Bradstreet  of  Ipswich  dwelling-  knap  and  James  Axy  of  Linne  and  a  bill 

house  in   Watertown   and   one   hundred  due  from  Adam  Hawks  and  three  thou- 

acres  of  land,  12  Sept.  1638. — Page  15.  sand  clapboard  bolts  lying  at  "my  Ladie 

Thomas   Mayhew   of  Watertown  con-  Moodies  Beach  in  Linne,''  Apr.  7,  1643. 

veyed  to    Simon  Bradstreet   of   Ipswich  —Page  42. 

farm  of  five  hundred  acres  in  Cambridge         Thomas  Erington  of  Linne  mortgaged 

and  buildings,  29  Sept.  1638. — Page  15.  to  Robert  Hethersay  his  house  and  land 

Tho  :  Dexter  of   Linne  mortgaged  to  at  Salem  and  corn  at  his  house  in  Charles- 

Humfrey  Hooke  (alderman   of    Bristoll  towne,  in  consideration  of  ten  thousand 

and  others)  farm  of  eight  hundred  acres  pipe    staves    cleaving    by   said  Robert, 

in  Linn,  20  Aug.  1640. — Page  15.  Thomas  to  provide    the  bolts,  10  :   5™^ 

Rich   Barnhowse   and  Edward   Heale  1643. — Page  42. 
bond  to  pay  money  to  Will  Pester  of  Sa-         William  Luckin  of  Marblehead  mort- 

lem,  Sept.  2,  1638.     Witness :  Nathaniell  gaged    to    Capt.     Edward   Gibbons  two 

Pittman. — Page  17.  houses  and  land  in  the  possession  of  W°* 

Samuell  Wade,  late  of  Linne,  appoints  Chichester,  to  receive  ;^t4  claimed  by  Mr. 

William   Ting    of    Boston    (attorney   of  Robert  Tomson  from  John  Thorpe,  18: 

Richard  WoUestone)  and  Thomas  Savage  5  :  1643. — P^^  43* 
of  Boston  (attorney  of  Richard  Gerrard         James   Hubbard   of   Long   Island   ap- 

of  London)  his  attorneys  to  sell  his  house  points  Edward   Tomlins  of  Linn  his  at- 



torney  to  transfer  house  and  land  to 
Richard  Lowden,  Aug.  6,  1643.  He  con- 
veyed the  same,  lying  in  Charlestowne,  to 
Richard  Lowden  and  Thomas  Wilder  27  : 
8  :  1643. — Page  46. 

Thomas  Ruck  of  Salem  conveyed  to 
Isaac  Sterne  of  Watertowne  70  acres  of 
land  in  Watertowne,  which  he  bought  of 
Captain  Jennison,  2  :  q""**-  1643. — Page  ^d, 
John  Stratton  of  Salem  acknowledges 
indebtedness  to  Edmund  Angier  of  Cam- 
bridge I  :  1 2™°- 1638.  Edward  Michison, 
marshall,  says  that  he  arrested  "  m''  Jn° 
Stratton  of  Salem  Merchn*"  on  account  of 
this  debt,  and  that  said  John  made  over 
to  said  Edmund  some  goods  in  the  hands 
of  "  m"^  Jo  Coggan/'  and  that  John  Strat- 
ton has  a  frame  of  a  house  at  Salem,  15  : 
5:  1641.— /h;^(?47. 

"  Jo:  Oliver  late  of  the  Cittye  of  Bris- 
tall  Merc  &  now  livinge  in  Newberye  in 
New  England  aged  27  "  deposed  that  he 
received  a  letter  from  "  Edward  Benett 
the  purser  of  the  Marye  Rose  "  desiring 
him  to  come  and  get  a  "packe''  con- 
signed to  him  by  "M'*  Simon  Lewis  of 
Bristall,''  and  he  went  to  Boston  to  get  it, 
and  went  aboard  with  Tho.  Millard's 
shallop,  but  could  not  get  it.  "Tho : 
Millard  of  Cape  Anne  in  New  :  England 
ffisherman  aged  about  40  yeares"  de- 
posed that  before  the  ship  Mary  Rose 
was  blown  up  "  he  was  entreated  by  M'^ 
Jo:  OUiver  of  Newberye  in  New  England 
to  go  aboard  said  ship,  which  he  did,  but 
was  refused  his  package,  Aug.  25,  1640. 

John  Tinker  of  Windsor,  Conn.,  con- 
veys to  "  M"^  CuUick  of  Harfford  vp  Con- 
neticott "  6000  plank  two  or  three  inches 
thick,  viz  :  5000  lying  on  the  banks  of  the 
fforrest  River  in  Salem,  which  he  bought 
of  Will  Brown  of  the  same  town,  and  1000 
to  be  delivered  by  John  Jackson  of  the 
same  town,  June  2,  1644. — Page  52. 

Thom  Dexter  of  Linn  mortgaged  his 
farm  at  Linn  to  Simon  Broadstreet  Oct. 
22,  \(i2i^,—Page  52. 

Joseph  Armitage  conveyed  to  Rich. 
Russell  of  Charlston  his  house  and  land  at 
Linn  Dec.  10,  1640. — Page  52. 

John  Humfrye,  esq.,  conveyed  to 
Emanuell  Downinge  two  ponds  and  fifty 
acres  of  upland  in  Salem  6:7™**  1638. — 
Page  52. 

John  Pride  mortgaged  to  Will  Wal- 
tham  of  Waymouth  house  in  which  said 
John  dwells  with  land  at  Salem  Dec.  23, 
1640. — Page  52. 

Will  Pester  of  Salem  mortgaged  to 
Charles  Gott  and  John  Home  his  house 
and  ground  in  Salem  Oct.  20,  1641. — 
Page  ^2. 

Samuell  Skelton  conveyed  land  in  Sa- 
lem to  Lt.  Rich'*  Davenport  Feb.  21, 
1643.— Z'^^*?  53. 

John  Elderkin  conveyed  to  Samuell 
Bennett  "  ye  new  built  Watermill  in 
Linn  ''  16  :  7  :  1643. — Page^^. 

Adam  Oatley  in  behalf  of  "  John  Vm- 
freye  Esq.''  conveyed  to  Raph  Fogg 
"  on  frame  of  an  howse  &  seller  w*^  a 
quarter  of  an  acre  of  Land  neere  ye 
Pounds  in  Salem  "   11  :  2™**-  1644. — Page 


Jabesh  Hacket  of  Linne  transferred  to 
"  Susanna  Hawkes  the  daughter  of  Adam 
Hawkes  of  Linne"  money  in  the  hands  of 
Boniface  Burton  of  Linne  Village  5  :  9™°- 
1644.— i^^^.?  54. 

"  m'^  Adam  Otley  "  mortgaged  to  "  m' 
Richard  Glover  of  London"  land  some- 
times Goadham's,  Cowdrey's,  Daniel 
Howe's,  all  in  Rumney  Marsh,  and  land 
bought  of  Hen  :  Waltha  and  Job  Sayre's ; 
also,  a  house  and  land ;  also  land  in  the 
possession  of  Goodma  Tyler  of  Linne ;  and 
"  marsh  behind  m'^  Cobbetts  house  w^'^^m'^ 
King  vsed  the  last  yeare  "  9  :  io™°  :  1644. 
—Page  55. 

"James  Parker  of  Strawberry  banck" 
conveyed  to  Zaccheus  Gould  of  Ipswich 
house  and  land  in  Waymouth,  and  land 
bought  of  Jeremie  Gould,  26  :  9  :  1644. 
—Page  56. 

Timothy  Tomlins  of  Linne  conveyed  to 
Robert  Bridges  of  Linne  land  bounded  by 
Tho  :  Willis  and  Joseph  Armitage  June  14, 
1 64 1. — Page  56. 

Emmanuell  Downeing  of  Salem,  esq., 
mortgaged  to  Tho  :  Fowle  and  John  Win- 
thrope,  jr.,  esq.,  his  mansion  house  and 



land  adjoining  at  Salem  and  land  bought 
of  m'^  Endecot  on  South  river,  June  8, 
1640.     Ack.  Dec.  20,  1644. — Page  ^6. 

Emmanuell  Downeinge  of  Salem,  esq., 
enfeoffed  to  John  Winthropp  of  Charles- 
towne,  esq.,  and  Adam  Winthropp  of 
Boston,  gent.,  his  farm  at  Groton  for  his 
and  his  wife's  lives,  and  afterward  to  the 
use  of  George  Downeinge  23:  5:  1644. 

— Page  SI- 

**  m"^  Robert  Saltonstall "  mortgaged 
to  "  m'^  Stephen  Winthropp  of  Boston  '^ 
"  halfe  his  ffarme  called  the  Pond  ferme 
neere  Salem  (formerley  m'^  Humphreys)  " 
14  :  II  :  1644. — Page  57. 

Zaccheus  Gould  of  Ipswich  conveyed 
to  Capt.  William  Perkins,  land  in  Way- 
mouth  bought  of  James  Parker  of  Way- 
mouth,  April  2,  1645.  Witnesses:  Thom- 
as Fowle  and  Robert  Keine. — Page  58. 

Nicholas  Treroise  of  Charlstowne  con- 
veyed to  Joshua  Foote  of  London,  iron- 
monger, house  and  lot  in  Charlstowne, 
and  land  in  Linefield  and  elsewhere,  10  : 
10:1644. — Page  S9' 

Increase  Nowell,  W™  Hibbins  and 
Henry  Dunster,  feoffees  of  Josse  Glover, 
late  of  Sutton,Sussexshire,  dec'd,  conveyed 
to  Samuel  Bennet  of  Linne  a  wind  mill  in 
Linne  formerly  in  the  possession  of  John 
Humphrey,  esq.,  22  :  3  :  1645.  Witness- 
es :  WilHam  Aspinwall,  notary  public,  and 
Edward  Michelsom. — Page  66. 

Thomas  Hudson  of  Linne  conveyed  to 
Thomas  Hutchinson  of  Linne  land  ad- 
joining "Goodman  Townsends  fferme" 
22:  10:  1645  (f*)*  Witnesses:  William 
Aspinwall  and  John  Arnold. — Page  67. 

Thomas  Dexter  of  Linn  mortgaged  to 
"  m'  Symon  Bradstreete  "  dwelling-house 
in  Linn  and  farm  of  600  acres,  to  be  paid 
at  Ipswich,  22:8:  1639. — ^^S^  ^9* 

Thomas  Dexter  of  Linne  conveyed  to 
Richard  Leader  of  Boston,  merchant, 
'*  agent  for  a  certaine  Company  of  Vnder- 
takers  for  an  Iron  worke,"  land,  with  an 
agreement  to  build  fence  toward  Capt. 
Bridges'  house  and  Tho :  Dexter 's  land, 
27  :  II  :  1645. — Page"]!. 

George  Hawkins  of  Boston,  ship- 
wright, by  letter  of  attorney  from  George 

Richardson  of  Wapping,  mariner,  dated 
May  I,  1 64 1,  conveyed  to  William  Dods 
land  in  Salem  "  neere  the  heade  of  Basse 
River,  lately  in  the  possession  of  Peter 
Palfrey,"  28  :  7  :  1644. — Page  74. 

Mary  Allen,  wife  of  Arnold  Allen  of 
Cascoe,  appoints  Edward  ffletcher  of  Bos- 
ton, cutler,  her  attorney  to  settle  with 
Thomas  Dexter  of  Linne  July  8,  1645. 
Witnesses:  Georg  Cleeve  and  Richard 
Tucker. — Page  75. 

Samuel  Bennet  of  Linne  acknowledges 
himself  indebted  to  "  m'^  Increase  Nowel 
^r  ^m  Hibbins  &  m'  Henry  Dunster 
ffeoffes  in  trust  for  the  children  of  m"^  Josse 
Glover  ...  for  a  millne  late  bought  of 
them,"  22:3:  1645. — Page  'j'j. 

Symon  Bradstreete  of  Andover,  gent., 
conveyed  to  Edward  Jackson  of  Cam- 
bridg,  "  Nailor,"  farm  of  500  acres  lately 
in  the  tenure  of  Tho  :  May  hew,  23  :  9  : 
1646. — Page  79. 

Stephen  Dummer  of  Newberry,  gent., 
acknowledges  indebtedness  to  "  my  son  in 
law  Henry  Sewall  the  yonger  of  New- 
bery,"  gent.,  ''remainder  of  a  Marriage 
portion  formerly  pmised  to  him  w***  my 
daughter  Jane,"  payable  "  out  of  or  for 
my  estate  or  lands  in  Ould  England," 
Oct.  5,  1646.  Witnesses:  Job  Clements 
and  W"  Wakefield.— 7^^^<?  79. 

'^W  Richard  Lead'  Agent  for  the 
Company  of  vndertakers  of  the  yron 
workes  in  N  :  E  :  acknowledges  indebted- 
ness to  "Nicholas  Davison  of  Charls- 
towne merchV'  and  giving  as  security  the 
interest  of  said  company  "  in  the  ffarme  & 
ware  at  Linne,"  Jan.  19,  1646. — Page 

Whereas  Thomas  Dexter  of  Linne,  20  : 
4  :  1 640,  mortgaged  his  farm  at  Linne  to 
Matthew  Cradock,  and  mortgaged  his 
ware  at  Lin,  2  :  7°^° :  1642,  to  "  Rebecca 
Craddock  of  London  Executrix  to  Matt : 
Craddock  of  London  Merch* ;  and  where- 
as Richard.  Glover  and  Rebecca  his  wife 
executrix  of  said  Matt :  Crad  :  appointed 
Nicholas  Davison  their  attorney  therefor 
Feb.  12,  1645,  said  Nicholas  discharges 
said  mortgages  and  acquits  Richard 
Leader  on  behalf  "of  the  company  of  vn- 



dertakers  of  the  yron  works  in  N :  E  :" 
Dec.  30,  1646. — Page  80. 

Nathaniel  Ward  conveyed  "  to  the  Col- 
lege at  Cambridge  ...  all  that  ffarme  of 
600  Acres  giuen  mee  by  the  Generall 
Court  lying  neere  Andevir  by  Merri- 
macke,"  Dec.  10,  1646. — Page  81. 

Thomas  Dexter  of  Linne  conveyed  to 
Rich  Leader  "for  the  vse  of  the  vnder- 
takers  for  the  yron  works  his  fferme  at 
Linne"  of  600  acres,  May  i,  1647. — 
Page  82. 

Agreement  between  Robert  Andrewes 
of  Ipswich  and  William  ffrancklin  of  Bos- 
ton. Mr.  Andrewes  daughter  Alice  was 
late  wife  of  Mr.  Franklin.  She  was  de- 
ceased at  this  time,  leaving  a  daughter 
Elizabeth  ifrancklin,  under  the  age  of 
seventeen.  Mr.  Franklin's  present  wife 
is  Phoebe.  Dated  at  Ipswich  April  2, 
1 64 1.     Witness  :  John  Norton. — Page  85. 

Robert  Salstonstall  requests  the  town 
of  Watertowne  to  pay  some  money  to 
Capt.  Robert  Bridges  of  Lynn,  12  :  9"^°: 
1647. — Page  Zd, 

Robert  Saltonstall  of  Boston,  gent.,  for 
his  father  Sir  Rich  :  Saltonstall,  assigns  to 
Robt  Bridges  of  Linne,  gent.,  their  claim 
against  John  Sherman  or  the  town  of 
Watertowne  (Edward  Carlton  and  John 
Johnson  being  arbitrators),  10  :  10  :  1647. 
Witnesses:  William  Aspinwall,  Joseph 
Hills,  Thomas  Broughton  and  John  Bris- 
coe.— Page  ZZ. 

Raph  Tompkins  of  Salem  conveyed  to 
John  ffarnham  of  Dorchester  his  house 
and  lot,  2:  4"^«- 1648.  Witness:  W°^ 
Phillips. — Page  91. 

ffrancis  Johnson  of  Salem  mortgaged 
to  Nich :  Davison  of  Charlestown  mercht 
his  fferme  called  Brookesby  in  the  limits 
of  Salem"  Aug.  5,  1648. — Page  94. 

Richard  Littlehale  of  Haverhill  mort- 
gaged to  Henry  Webb  of  Boston  his  dwel- 
ling-house and  land  in  Haverill,  adjoining 
land  of  Samuel  Gile,  27:8:  1648. — Page 

Joseph  Armitage  of  Linne  mortgaged 
to  Thomas  Savage  of  Boston  his  now 
dwelling-house  and  stall  and  land  in  Linne 
June  4,  1648. — Page  96. 

John  Whittingham  of  Ipswitch  con- 
veyed to  Bryom  Pendleton  his  farm  of 
600  acres  at  Ipswich,  and  meadow,  bound- 
ed by  Wenham  meadow,  m'^  Bradstreet, 
W°^  Paine,  9:  7"^^-  1648.  Witnesses: 
Will :  Paine  and  Richard  Kemball. — Page 

Joseph  Redknappe  of  Linne,  cooper, 
conveyed  to  Capt.  Ed :  Tomlins  of  Lon- 
don, gent.,  land  known  as  "Blackbush- 
aight,  lying  &  being  neere  Hampton  Court 
in  the  parish  of  Hampton  &  County  of 
Middlesex,"  Feb.  i,  1648.  Witnesses: 
Robert  Bridges,  Henry  Sandys  and  Edw  : 
Burt. — Page  99. 

John  Porter  of  Salem  conveyed  to  Na- 
thaniell  Baker  of  Hingham  his  house, 
barn  and  land  in  Hingham  15:1:  1648. 
— Page\o\. 

Val :  Hill  of  Boston  mortgaged  to  Sy- 
mon  Bradstreete  of  Andover  house  and 
500  acres  of  land  upon  Piscataqua  river 
near  Oyster  river  lately  bought  of  Christ': 
Helmes  and  now  in  the  possession  of 
Darby  ffield ;  also,  \  of  saw-mill  at  Red- 
ding ;  also,  a  bond  of  John  Treworthy  and 
Nicholas  Shapley ;  also,  \  of  cargo  of  ship 
Hope  of  Roterdam,  Gerrat  Lombertson, 
"  m',"  and  Paul  Allestree,  factor,  9  :  6°*<>- 

1649. — P^^i"'  106. 

Valent  Hill  of  Boston  conveyed  to 
Samuel  Bennet  of  Lin  Walker's  plain  be- 
tween Wading  and  Hammersmith,  bound- 
ed by  land  of  "  m'  Leader  and  Lin  river," 
29  :  9  :  1649. — P^i^  no* 

Valentine  Hill  and  John  Leveret  of 
Boston  conveyed  to  Sam :  Bennet  of  Lin 
600  acres  of  land  formerly  purchased  of 
m'  Thomas  ffowle,  bounded  by  Cap*  Rob- 
ert Keines  farm,  and  •  town  lines  of 
Charlestowne,  Lin  and  Boston,  Oct.  i, 
1649.  Witnesses:  John  Tincker  and 
Robert  Hubert. — Page  no. 

Tho :  Erington  *bf  Lin  conveyed  to 
Samuel  Benet  of  Linn  a  farm  in  Charles- 
towne, bounded  by  Boston  line,  and  land 
of  M'^  Bunker  and  John  Chadock  and 
Capt.  Keine,  Oct.  26,  1649. — Page  no. 

Georg  Halsall  of  Boston  mortgaged  to 
Richard  Leader  of  Linne  his  wharf  and 
ground  in  Boston,  &c.  (excepting  house 



and  land  he  bought  of   m'  Clark),    14  : 
10:  1649. — P<^i^  iio- 

ffrancis  Johnson  of  Salem  acknowledged 
indebtedness  to  M'^  Rich:  Russell  of 
Charlstowne,  and  mortgaged  "  his  fferme 
called  Brookesby  in  the  limits  of  Salem 
w*^   houses,"   etc.,   as  security,    28 :    9 : 

1649. — P^^^  ^11* 

ffrancis  Smith  of  Boston  conveyed  to 
George  Keisar  of  Linne  house  &  land  in 
Boston,  lately  bought  of  Capt.  Robt 
Keine,  which  was  formerly  the  land  of 
M"^  Benjamin  Keine,  25:  11:  1649. — 
Page  III. 

ffrancis  Smith  of  Boston,  Card  maker, 
conveyed  to  George  Keisar  of  Lin  house 
and  land  in  Lin  known  as  Benjamin 
Keine 's  house  and  land,  &c.,  and  fenc- 
ings, poles,  &c.,  26:11:  1649. — P^i^  1 1 1' 

Matthew  Chaife  mortgaged  to  Anthonie 
Stoddard  his  dwelling-house  and  land  in 
Boston,  and  farm  in  Newbury,  Nov.  26, 
1649. — Page  113. 

John  Clarke  mortgaged  to  Matthew 
Chaffe  his  dwelling-house  and  land  in 
Boston,  and  sold  to  him  his  farm  in  New- 
bury, which  he  had  mortgaged  to  John 
Ward,  27  :  9  :  1649. — Page  113. 

W™  Hooke  of  Salisbury  conveyed  to 
Samuel  Benet  of  Lin,  land  "giuen  to  him 
by  an  arbitration  betwixt  Tho  :  Dexter  & 
him  or  his  ffather  Humfrey  Hook  by  m"^ 
Samuel  Dudley  m'^  Mayhew  m'^  Jennings 
&  Lieften'  Walker  Arbitrator"  **from  his 
ffather  Humphrey  Hooke  his  brother  W" 
Hooke  Robt  Knight,"  March  15,  1649. — 
Page  117. 

William  Hudson  of  Boston  mortgaged 
to  m'  Symon  Bradstreet  of  Andover  * '  his 
warehouse  in  Boston  over  against  the 
dwelling  house  of  Joshua  Scotto,  w*'^  ware- 
house was  built  by  Major  Nehemiah 
Bourne,  i  :  4™°.  1650. — Page  119. 

Strong  ffurnel  of  Boston  mortgaged  to 
W™  Browne  of  Salem  his  dwelling  house 
in  Boston,  soap  house,  furnace,  yard, 
etc.,  July  24,  1650. — Page  122. 

Tho:  Erington  of  Lin  mortgaged  to 
W"  Kilcup  of  Boston,  two  farms  lately 
bought  of  W™  Knight  and  Richard  Roo- 
ton,  both  of  Lin,  25  :  8  :  1650.     Also,  an 

agreement  as  to  carrying  on  the  works, 
i:  ii"^°:  1649.  Witnesses:  Edw.  Bur- 
cham  and  Phinehas  Vrsitt—Page  129. 

Thomas  Hawkins  of  Boston  mortgaged 
to  m^  Symon  Bradstreet  his  house  built 
the  last  year  in  Boston,  "between  the 
land  of  John  Smith  &  John  Kenrick  ad- 
ioyneing  to  the  lane  that  goes  to  the  mil 
pond,"  for  the  security  of  money  to  be 
paid  at  the  mortgagees  dwelling  house  in 
Andover,  20:9:  1650. — Page  130. 

Danjell  King  of  Lynne  mortgaged  to 
m*^  Henry  Shrimpton  of  Boston  his  house 
in  Lynne  wherein  he  nows  dwells  and 
land,  ^ 'which  howse  and  land  was  form- 
e'^ly  m'^  Benjamin  Keajnes  as  also  his  Lott 
and  orchard  nex*  the  meeting  howse 
which  he  bought  of  m"^  went  worth  Day 
As  also  that  lott  of  ground  which  was  for- 
merly w"*  fhffews  nex*  vnto  the  dwelling 
howse  of  the  sajd  Daniell  King,"  Dec.  5, 
165 1.  Witness:  William  Aspinwall, 
notary  public. — Page  147. 

Edward  Rawson,  late  of  Newbury, 
gent,  conveyed  to  W°^  Peelsbury  of 
Dorchester,  yeoman,  my  dwelling-house 
and  forty  acres  of  land  in  Newbury, 
bounded  by  land  of  John  Pemberton, 
Henry  Sewall,  jr.  and  Wm.  Elnsly  and  the 
highway,  Dec.  13,  1651.  Witnesses:  An- 
thony Stoddard  and  John  Wise  wall.  The 
grantor's  wife  Rachel  released  dower. — 
Page  160. 

Thomas  Rucke  of  Boston,  innkeeper, 
mortgages  to  Symon  Bradstreet  of  Ando- 
ver, gent  (to  secure  money  payable  at 
the  "South  meeting  howse  a'  Boston"), 
my  dwelling-house  in  Boston  wherein  I 
now  dwell  called  **The  Swan,''  Oct.  i , 
165 1.  Witnesses:  Tho  Wyggin  and 
George  Halsae. — Page  162. 

M'^  Thomas  Richards  of  weimouth, 
decM,  bequeathed  an  annuity  to  his  wife 
Welthean  Richards,  and  the  children 
agreed  to  allow  her  a  full  sum  instead  of 
the  annuity,  John  Richards  of  Boston, 
merchant,  son  of  the  deceased,  who  held 
the  estate  in  trust  to  pay  the  annuity, 
conveyed  to  his  said  mother  house,  mill 
and  land  in  weimouth  and  a  claim  due 
from  m'^  George  Corwine  of  Salem  to  said 



estate,  etc.,  Jan.  30,  1651.  Witnesses: 
Edward  Rawson  andw"^  Aspinwall. — Page 

Valentjne  Hill  of  Boston,  merchant, 
mortgaged  to  m"^  Thomas  Cobbett  of 
Lynne,  Clarke,  Jane  Skipper  of  Boston, 
spinster,  and  Joshua  Scottow  of  Boston, 
merchant,  land  and  sawmills  in  Dover  at 
Oyster  River,  18  :  1 1  :  1651.  Witnesses  : 
William  Blanchard  and  Anthony  Low. — 
Page  182. 

Robert  Starkweather  (his  W  mark)  of 
Ipswich,  husbandman,  conveyed  to  Wil- 
liam Healy  of  Roxbury,  husbandman, 
dwelHng-house  and  land  in  Roxbury,  now 
in  grantee's  tenure,  bounded  by  land  of 
Cap*  Prichard,  etc.,  and  lately  given  to 
me  by  my  father  John  Roberts,  Dec.  18, 
1 65 1.  Witnesses:  Daniell  Brewe'^  and 
Jn*'  Tincker. — Page  192. 

Willjam  Peelsbury  of  Dorchester  mort- 
gaged to  Dep.-gov.  Thomas  Dudly  of 
Roxbury  dwelling-house  and  land  in  New- 
bury, which  the  grantor  bought  of  Ed- 
ward Rawson,  March  29,  1652.  Witnes- 
ses :  Samuell  finch  and  Jo  Dudley. — Page 

John  Stowe  of  Concord  conveyed  to 
John  Pierpointe  of  Ipswich  land  and  build- 
ings in  Rocksbury,  bounded  by  land  of 
Isacke  Morrell,  heirs  of  John  Scarbrowe, 
John  Stonnard,  John  Lewins,  Richard 
Pepper,  w"^  Parke,  John  Rugles,  Richard 
Woody,  Abraham  Newell,  m^  John  Elljott. 
willjam  Heath,  Isacke  Heathe,  Nathaniell 
Stow,  willjam  Cheny,  20:  4:  1648. 
Witnesses :  Richard  Peacocke  and  Thom- 
as Stowe. — Page  199. 

George,  sagamore  of  Lynn,  mortgaged 
to  Niceolas  Davison  of  Charlestown,  mer- 
chant, for  ;^20  due  many  years  since  to 
"m"^  Mathew  Craddock,"  deceased,  "all 
that  Tracke  or  necke  of  Land  Commonly 
Called  Nahant  lying  and  scittvate,  neere 
Adjacent  vnto  the  Towne  of  Lynne," 
April  I,  1652.  Witnesses:  Willjam  Phil- 
lips and  John  Giffard. — Page  205. 

"Joseph  Armitage  of  lynne  and  Jeane 
his  wife"  mortgaged  to  James  Oliuer  of 
Boston,  "biskett  baker",  a  horse  &c., 
agreeing  to  pay  money   from   the   Iron 

works.  May  28,  1652.  Witnesses:  John 
Tincker  and  Isack  Woodde. — Page  208. 

James  Everill  of  Boston,  shoemaker, 
mortgaged  to  Symon  Bradstreete  of  Ando- 
ver,  gentleman,  dwelling-house  and  land 
in  Boston  in  possession  of  Nathaniell 
Souter  and  Willm  Blancher,  and  bound- 
ed by  Edmond  Jackson,  and  Joshua 
Scotto,  June  5,  1652.  Witnesses:  Willm 
Hibbins  and  Willm  Phillips. — Page  220. 

Lionell   Copley   of in  Yorkshire, 

esq.,  Nich:  Bond  and  Thomas  Pury  of  the 
city  of  Westminster,  esqs.,  John  Becx  and 
Willm  Beauchamp  of  London,  merchants, 
esqs.,  Thomas  ffoley  of  London,  gent, 
Willm  Greenhill  of  Stepney,  Midd  coun- 
ty, minister,  Thomas  Weld  of  Gateshead, 
Durham  county,  minister,  John  Pococke 
and  William  Becke,  merchant  taylors,  and 
Willm  Hiccock,  brewer,  citizens  of  Lon- 
don, undertakers  and  copartners  amongst 
others  in  the  "Iron  workes  in  Newe 
England"  by  virtue  of  their  rules  of  May 
30,  1645,  appoint  "our  Loueing  f rends 
Willm  Tinge  of  Boston  in  Newe  England 
Merchant  Robert  Bridges  of  Lyne  in 
Newe  England  M'^chant  Henry  Webb 
&  Joshua  ffoote  of  Boston  aforesaid 
M'^chants"  to  be  their  attorneys  to  re- 
ceive "of  John  Gyfford  the  present  agent 
in  the  said  workes  and  Willm  Awbrey 
Richard  Leader  &  William  Osborne  and 
all  other  psons  in  anywise  imployed  in  the 
said  Workes"  the  said  business,  and  to 
oversee  it,  etc.,  April  16,  1652.  Witnes- 
ses :  "Christopher  Townesend  Not  pub 
John  Burt  James  Needles  his  ser." — Page 

Receipt  of  Willm  Paine  of  Ipswich, 
merchant,  for  money  received  of  "John 
Wall  Ma'^  of  the  Shipp  Castle  ffrigott,"  and 
also  a  bill  drawn  on  "AUex*"  :  Bence  sen- 
io'^  Esq'^  payable  to  M"^  Thomas  Lay- 
cocke  M'^chant  in  London,"  Aug.  30, 
1652.      Witness:    Richard  Story. — Page 


"wilke  the  Carpenter  of  Salem"  is 
mentioned  in  the  accounts  of  James  Reed 
and  Thomas  Carrick,  owners  of  the  ship 
Blessing  of  London,  July  12,  1652. — Page 




Edward  Burt  of  Charlestowne,  Hugh 
Burt  of  Lynne  and  George  Bunker  of 
Charlestown  gave  bond  to  William  Parke 
of  Roxburie,  Oct.  18,  1651,  to  pay  mon- 
ey at  the  house  of  "M'^ Browning  in 

Bell  Ally  in  London  or  at  the  house  of 
M"^  Willm  Peake  in  Cannon  streete." 
Witnesses :  Samuell  Stow  and  John  John- 
son.— Page  238. 

Edmond  Leach,  attorney  of  John  ffish 
of  wrexall,  Warwickshire  (power  dated 
Feb.  28,  1647)  receipts  for  money  re- 
ceived of  Thomas  Dexter,  jr.,  of  Lynne, 
being  for  bonds  dated  Nov.  7,  1640,  and 
Dec.  26,  1640.  Dated  24  :  7  :  1649. 
Witnesses  :  Isacke  Waker  and  Lt.  James 
Oliver. — Page  241. 

Edward  Gillman,  sr.,  of  Ipswich,  yeo- 
man, and  his  wife  Mary  (her  W  mark), 
conveyed  to  Daniell  Cushin  of  Hingham, 
yeoman,  our  dwelling-house  and  land  in 
Hingham,  lately  bought  of  Nicholas 
Jacob,  being  in  Bachelors  Rowe,  and 
bounded  by  land  of  Thomas  Barnes,  Ma- 
thewe  Cushine,  lately  bought  of  Bozome 
Allen,  by  land  of  John  ffoulesham,  Jere- 
mie  Bellimie ;  also,  land  bought  of  John 
Beale,  sr.,  of  Hingham,  and  bounded  by 
land  of  Henry  Gibbs  and  Mathew  Cush- 
ine, sr. ;  and  meadow  bought  of  Thom- 
as Minor,  and  bounded  by  land  of  Thom- 
as Loarein;  and  land  given  by  Thomas 
Linckhorne,  weaver,  and  bounded  by  land 
of  Joseph  Pecke,  "in  free  &  Comon  soc- 
cage  and  not  in  Cappitie  nor  be  knights 
seruice,"  Oct.  i,  1652.  Witnesses:  "Na- 
thaniell  Sowther  Script  Edward  Bellym, 
Angell  Holland  Edward  Gillman  Junior." 
—Page  243. 

Protest :  Edward  Prescot,  merchant, 
and  freighter  of  the  Ship  Blessing  of  Lon- 
don, July  12,  1652,  to  John  Endecot, 
governor  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  Colony, 
now  resident  in  Salem,  with  agreement 
between  said  Prescot  and  "william  Browne 
George  Corwin  &  Walter  Price  marchants 
of  Salem  to  lade  and  dispatch  the  said 
Ship  out  of  New-England  by  the  first  day 
of  this  Instant  July  which  Goods  for  Load- 
ing the  said  Ship  having  bin  ready  but 
the  said    ship     being  neither    rigd  nor 

Graved,"  etc.,  protests  against  ThomaS 
Carrick  master  of  said  ship  "for  loss  of 
Time  here  and  at  the  Barbados  for  hin- 
derance,"  etc.,  and  the  same  being  read 
in  the  presence  of  the  governor's  two 
sons,  John  Endecot  and  Zorobabell  Ende- 
cott,  July  12,  1652,  at  Salem. — Page  251. 

John  Lowe  (signed  by  mark)  of  Bos- 
ton, wheelwright,  mortgaged  to  John 
Ward  of  Ipswich,  chirirgion,  wharf, 
bounded  by  land  of  Sampson  Shore  and 
Leonard  Buttels,  Oct.  9, 1652.  Witnesses  : 
Thomas  Hakins  and  Abraham  Hakins. 
— Page  252. 

William  Hudson  of  Boston,  innkeeper, 
mortgaged  to  Symon  Bradstreete  of  Ando- 
ver,  gent,  dwelling  house,  warehouse  and 
land  in  Boston,  bought  of  Maj.-gen.  Ed- 
ward Gibbons,  March  16,  1651.  Wit- 
nesses :  Willjam  Hibbins  and  Samuel  Sy- 
monds. — Page  262. 

Mortgage  of  John  Tuttell  of  Boston, 
merchant,  to  William  Stanley  and  Peter 
Legay  &  Co.  of  the  town  and  county  of 
Southton,  merchants,  March  i,  1650, 
house  and  land  in  Ipswich  in  occupation 
of  said  Tuttle,  John  Gage  and  John  Pittis, 
to  secure  an  adventure.  Witnesses : 
Willm  Wislad,  Willm  Roberts,  ffra:  Swan- 
ton  and  Rich  :  Stanley,  notary  public. — 
Page  265.  Discharged  by  John  Gore, 
attorney  of  mortgagees,  Dec.  30,  165 1. 
Witnesses  :  Edward  Ting  and  Willm  As- 
pinwall,  notary  public. — Page  270. 

John  Tuttell  of  Ipswich,  merchant,  is 
discharged  Feb.  2,  1652,  by  Daniell  ffar- 
vax  and  Isaac  Legay  of  London,  mer- 
chants, of  a  bond  dated  March  13,  1650. 
Joanna  is  the  wife  of  said  Tuttell,  Mr. 
Robert  Hooper  and  Mr.  Martin  Bently, 
merchants  at  the  Barbadoes,  agents,  and 
Chrispin  Hooper,  attorney,  to  said  ffar- 
vax  and  Legay.  Witnesses:  Edward 
Rawson,  Robert  Scott  and  Willm  Aw- 
brey. — Page  271. 

Mr.  John  Coggan  of  Boston,  merchant, 
and  his  wife  Martha,  conveyed  to  Samuell 
Bennitt  of  Linne,  carpenter,  land  bought 
of  Mr.  John  Cockshall,  then  of  Boston, 
merchant,  and  which  was  granted  to  said 
John  Cogshall  about  1637,  having  now  a 



dwelling  house  thereon,  bounded  by  Capt. 
Robert  Kayne,  25  :  i  :  1653.  Witnesses  : 
Robt.  Keayne,  Edmund  Jackson,  Tho : 
Stocker  and  Nath:  Sowther,  not.  pub. — 
Page  294. 

Martyn  Stebens  (his  m  mark)  of  Bos- 
ton, brewer,  mortgaged  to  Wm.  Barthol- 
mew  of  Ipswich  "the  Copper  now  being 
in  his  brew  house,"  15  :  10  :  1653.  Wit- 
nesses :  Nathaniell  Piper  and  Matthew 
Clarke  (his  M  mark). — Page  330. 


The  will  of  Rev.  Ezekiel  Rogers  of 
Rowley  was  proved  in  the  Ipswich  court 
March  26,  1661.  The  following  is  a  copy 
of  the  original  testament  on  file  in  the 
probate  office  at  Salem. 

I  Ezekiell  Rogers  Borne  at  wether sfi eld 
in  Esex  in  old  England  now  of  Rowley  in 
Effex  in  new  England  being  at  this  time 
of  Good  memory  and  Competent  health 
through  Gods  mercy,  yett  not  knowing 
when  the  lord  may  be  pleafed  to  put  an 
end  to  this  Pillgramage  doe  Ordaine  and 
make  This  my  last  will  and  Teftament 

And  first  I  will  and  defire  that  Ever- 
lasting praifes  be  Giuen  to  the  one  holy 
God  in  Jefus  Chrift  as  for  all  his  mercies 
to  me  which  are  innumerable  soe  for  thefe 
three  Spetiall  Blefings  :  fiirst  for  my  Nu- 
ture  and  Education  vnder  such  a  father 
m'^  Richard  Rogers,  in  Catachifme  and 
knowledge  of  the  holy  scriptures  the  want 
whereof  I  fee  to  be  the  maine  Caufe  of 
the  Errors  of  the  times. 

Secondly  that  whereas  till  I  was  aboue 
twenty  yeares  of  Age  I  made  but  ill  vfe  of 
my  knowlidge  but  hued  in  a  formall  profef- 
fion  of  Relligion,  the  lord  pleafed  by  occa- 
tion  of  a  Sore  ficknes  which  was  like  to 
be  death  to  make  me  to  see  the  worth  and 
Neede  of  Chrift  and  to  take  such  houlde 
of  him  as  that  I  Coulde  never  let  him  Goe 
to  this  houre  whereby  I  am  now  encour- 
aged to  bequeath  and  committe  my  Soulle 
into  his  hands  who  hath  Redeemed  it,  and 
my  Body  to  the  Earth  f ince  he  will  Giue  me 
with  thefe  very  eyes  to  fee  my  Redeemer 

Thirdly  to  my  Calling  even  to  be  a 
minester  of  the  Gospell  the  most  Glorious 

Calling  in  the  worlde  which  the  lord 
brought  into,  not  without  difficulty  for  my 
calling  in  the  time  of  the  hotteft  Perf ecu- 
tion  of  that  Bloody  Hirachy  and  being  in- 
lightned  Concerning  the  euill  and  snare 
of  subscription  and  Cerrimonies  I  was 
advised  to  giue  ouer  the  thought  of  the 
ministry  and  to  betake  myfelfe  to  the  study 
and  practife  of  phifick  But  the  lord 
mercyfully  prevented  it ;  for  though  it  be 
a  Good  and  Neffecary  Calling ;  I  haue  ob- 
ferved  that  the  most  through  there  owne 
coruption  haue  made  it  to  themfelues  the 
very  Temptation  to  couetousnes  or  lust 
or  both,  I  therfor  Chofe  Rather  to  lye 
hide  ab^w/  a  dozen  yeares  in  an  honerable 
famelly  exercifing  my  f elfe  in  minestiriall 
dutyes  for  about  a  dozen  yeares  after  my 
leaning  the  vnerverfity.  Then  the  lord 
Gaue  me  a  Call  to  a  Publique  Charge 
att  Rowley  in  yorkefhire  whereby  the 
Gentleneffe  of  — by  mathewe  I  was  fau- 
oured  both  for  subscription  and  Cerimon- 
ies  and  in  joyed  my  liberty  in  the  mineftry 
about  feaventeene  years  in  Comforthable 
fort  Till  for  Refufing  to  Reade  that 
accurfed  Booke  that  allowed  sports  on 
Gods  holy  Sabbath  or  lords  day  I  was 
suspended  and  by  it  and  other  sad  fignes 
of  the  times  Driuen  with  manyof  myhear- 
ars  into  New  England  wher  I  haue  lined 

in  my  Pastorall  Office  about years 

with  much  Rest  and  comforth  Belieueing 
the  way  — he  Churches  here  to  be  accord- 
ing to  the  prefent  light  that  God  hath 
Giuen  the  purest  in  the  whoUe  world 
Now  Age  and  Infir/«//!?es  Calling  vpon 
me  to  looke  daly  for  my  Change  I  prof  ef  e 
myselfe  to  haue  lined  and  to  dye  an  vn- 
feigned  Hater  of  all  the  Baf^  opinions  of 
the  Anabaptists  and  Antinomians,  and 
all  other  phrentiche  dotages  of  the  times 
that  springe  from  them  which  God  will  ere 
longe  cause  to  be  as  doung  on  the  earth 
I  doe  alfo  protest  against  all  the  evel 
ffafhions  and /re^r/if es  of  this  Agee  Both 
in  Aparr/7^  and  that  Generall  Disguise- 
ment  of  longe  Ruffianlike  haire  A  Cuf- 
tome  most  Com^«lly  taken  vp  at  that  time 
when  —  Graue  and  modest  weareing  of 
heaire  was  a  part  of  the  Reproch  of  Christ 
as  appeared  by  the  tearme    of    Round 



heads  and  was  carryed  on  with  a  high 
hand  not  with  standing  the  knowne  Of- 
fence of  foe  Yna.ny  Godly  persons,  and 
without  publique  expreffion  of  there  Rea- 
fons  for  any  fuch  libertie  taken  As  for 
my  Eha/e  I  will  and  dispofe  as  followeth 
ffirft  I  doe  Bequeath  and  Giue  to  my  wel- 
beloued  wife  mary  Rogers,  my  dwelling 
houfe  Barne  and  all  the  outhoufes  alfo 
my  Orchard,  Gardens,  and  the  yeards 
belonging,  and  pasturage  adioyning  to  the 
— eed  on  both  fides  of  the  Brook  alfo  the 
hempyearde  alfo  the  vpper  houfe  lott  on 
the  other  fide  of  the  Highway  wi^/i  all  the 
land  and  horfe  pasture  adjoyneing  to  the 
same  land  I  Giue  hir  alfo  sixe  Acres  of 
Aurable  land  By  the  Houfe  of  ezekiell 
Northen  and  my  part  of  the  warehoufe 
pafture  alfo  I  Giue  hir  hay  Grounde  fait 
and  frefh  foe  much  as  my  Overfeers  shall 
Judge  fufficient  to  affourd  one  yeare  with 
another  thirty  loads  of  hay  and  where  shee 
will  chufe  it  and  all  this  only  for  hir 
Natureall  life  alfo  I  Giue  to  my  saide  wife 
all  my  Goods,  Houfehould  stufe,  Cattell, 
Come,  and  all  my  stocke  whatfoeuer,  I 
Giue  to  my  loueing  Nephew  m*^  6'^muell 
Stone  of  conecticot  thirty  pounds,  I  Giue 
to  my  Coufen  his  son  John  ten  pounds,  to 
my  deere  Brother  and  ffellow  officer  m*^ 
phillips  fine  pounds  and  aquinas  his  lam — 
in  folio,  to  my  Sumtimes  servant  Elizebeth 
Tenney  ells  parratt  — en  pounds  to  my 
loueing  Neece  m'"^^  mary  matofins  of  mall- 
don  in  efex  in  ouldengland  I  Giue  ten 
pounds  to  my  louing  Neece  m*"^^  Elize- 
beth C — ton  wife  of  the  preacher  of  Rot- 
erdam  in  hollande  I  Giue  ten  pounds  to 
the  wife  of  my  Caufin  Rogers  of  Billrecay 
I  Giue  fine  pounds  I  Giue  to  my  ||two|| 
prefent  maid  servants  each  of  them  an 
ewe  lambe  all  and  euery  of  thefe  seuerall 
legacyes  I  will  to  be  paide  within  one  yeare 
after  my  death,  except  Th —  into  England 
and  Holland  which  Shalbe  redy  to  be  paide 
as  soune  as  they  shall  apoint  and  I  im- 
poure  any  from  themfellues  or  any  mar- 
chant  or  marchants  here  that  may  r^ceaue 
it  in  there  behalfe  and  for  There  vfe  and 
Giue  full  acquittance  as  impoured  from 
them  that  foe  my  execcutrix  or  ouerseers 
may  be  fully  discharged  therof     I  Giue 

all  my  latine  dookes  to  harverd  Coledge 
in  Cambridge  and  sume  Englifh  Bookes 
as  apear^fs  in  the  Catalogue. 

Item  the  Rest  of  my  eftate  in  lands 
that  ar  not  Giuen  vnto  my  wife  dureing 
hir  Natureall  life  that  is  the  land  at  plant- 
ing hill  the  land  called  Satchwell  ground 
and  all  the  rest  be  it  meadow  fresh  or 
salt  or  other  vpland  what  euer  and  one 
third  part  of  Gats  or  Commonage  I  Giue 
to  the  Church  and  towne  of  Rowley  vpon 
Condiffion  that  they  pay  or  caufe  to  be 
paid,  or  leagally  tender,  vnto  ezeakiell 
Rogers  the  son  of  m"^  Nathaniel  Rogers 
late  paftor  of  the  Church  at  Ipfwich, 
Deceafed,  the  full  Some  of  eightscore 
poundes  in  Country  pay  the  one  halfe, 
that  is  ifo  fay  foure  score  pounds  within 
one  yeare  after  my  Death,  the  other  foure 
score  pounds  to  be  paid  the  next  yeare 
after  that  is  within  two  years  after  my 
death;  and  I  intreat  and  appoint  m'^  John 
whiple  of  Ipswich  the  RuUing  Elder  to  be 
Gardion  for  ezekiell  Rogers  to  Receaue 
or  Caufe  to  be  Receaued  this  abouefaid 
eight  score  pounds,  and  to  Giue  vnto  the 
Church  or  towne  of  Rowley  a  full  dis- 
charge and  acquittance  vpon  the  Re- 
ceaueing  thereof,  and  in  Cafe  the  Church 
or  towne  of  Rowley  pay  not  the  abouefaid 
eight  score  pounds  my  will  is  that  thes 
abouefaid  lands  that  are  not  Giuen  vnto 
ray  wife,  fhalbe  affigned  and  fet  ouer  by 
my  ouerseers  vnto  Ezeakiell  for  the  aboue- 
faid payment,  prouided  alfo  that  it  fhall 
not  be  in  the  liberty  of  the  church  or 
towne  of  Rowley  to  Giue  fell  or  allien 
these  landes  or  any  part  therof  or  ap- 
propriate them  or  any  part  of  them  to 
any  other  end  or  vfe  then  for  this,  the 
Better  inableing  them  to  carry  on  the 
minestry  fore  euer:  alfo  all  my  houfes 
barne  and  orchard  and  all  my  landes  pas- 
tures and  commonages  and  meadows 
which  I  haue  Giuen  vnto  my  wife  mary 
Rogers  Dureing  her  Naturall  life  after  hir 
Deceafe,  I  Doe  Bequeath  and  Giue  vnto 
the  Church  and  towne  of  Rowley  to  in- 
able  them  the  Better  to  maintaine  two 
teaching  elders  in  the  church,  for  euer, 
and  vpon  that  condifion  I  Doe  Giue 
them,  the  time  which  I  allow  them  for 



the  setleing  of  an  elder  fhalbe  foure  yeares: 
and  soe  from  time  to  time  as  God  makes 
any  changes  either  By  Death  or  Remoue- 
all  any  other  way,  and  in  cafe  that  the 
church  or  towne  of  Rowley  faille  of  the 
condifion  of  providing  themfellues  of 
two  teaching  elders  according  to  the  time 
perfixed  that  is  within  foure  years  after 
they  haue  this  to  inable  them  the  beter 
and  soe  from  time  to  time  within  the 
faid  time  of  foure  years  after  God  by 
his  prouidence  haue  maide  any  Chainge, 
my  will  is  that  the  abouefaid  houfeing 
and  landes  fhalbe  to  the  vfe  of  Harvard 
Colledge  at  Cambridge  in  New  England  I 
Giue  alfo  to  the  church  my  Silluer  Bowles 
which  they  vfe  for  the  Communion  to  be 
soe  vfed  still  after  my  wiues  Deceafe  and 
I  make  and  appoint  my  said  welbeloued 
wife  the  SoUe  executrix  of  this  my  will  and 
Testament  and  I  appoint  maxemillion 
Jewett  and  Samuell  Brocklebanke  to  be 
ouerseers  of  this  my  will  and  Teftament, 
made  and  signed  the  17  of  Aprill  1660 

wittnesed  by  vs 
Samuell  Brocklebanke 
maxemillion  Jewett  Ezekiel  Rogers. 

John  Brocklebanke. 



This  old  burial-place  is  situated  south 
of  Lane's  cove,  in  the  rear  of  the  houses 
on  the  street,  and  near  the  ocean.  The 
following  are  all  of  the  inscriptions  to  be 
found  there  bearing  dates  prior  to  1800. 

Here  Hes  Buried 
the  Body  of  m"^ 
Joseph  Gott 
who  Died  April 
the  30*^  1755 
In  the  30*^  Year 
of       his       Age. 

THE    BODY     OF     m'" 

Nathaniel  Gott 
DIED  May  y®  10**" 

AGED       25      YEARS 

THE      BODY      OF       M"" 

Samuel  Gott  Jun^ 
aged  25  years 
dec°     march     26*^ 


DIED  MARCH  Y«  3i«t  1737, 
IN  Y«  2  2^  YEAR  OF  HER  AGE 

Y«  DAU^  OF  M^  JOHN 
&  M'^^  DARCOS  LANE 
DEC^MAYY«9'^  1729 
IN  Y«  27  YEAR 
OF  HER         AGE 

here  lyes  y*'  body  of 
m'^  Dorcas  Lane 

WIFE    OF    m' 

John   Lane 

DIED    FEB^  9*^    1754 

IN     THE     93^      YEAR 


&  M"^*  RUTH  LANE 
DEC^  MAY  Y®  14*^ 
1729  IN  Y«  iS''^  YEAR 

Here  lyes  buried 

THE  Body  of 

Deacon  James  Lane 

died  April  20*^ 

I     7     5     I 

AGED     69. 



TO  Mr  JAMES  & 
DECD  APRIL  Ye  14  1732 
IN  Ye  7th  YEAR 
OF         HIS  AGE 

HERE         LYES         INTER  D 
THE         BODY         OF  M' 

John       Lane       of 
gloucester     aged     86 

YEARS  DEC"^  JaN^^  Y®  24*^ 

I         7         3         7f 



WHO      DIED 
THE         23 
IN    THE 

OF     M 




59^^^  YEAR 


Here  lies  interred 

y®  Body  of 
M"^  Judith  Lane 

wife  of 

Dea**  James  Lane 

who  died  Aug.  23^  lyyo 

in  y®  Z()  Year  of  her  Age. 

In  Memory  of 

m"^  Jonathan  Norwood, 

who  departed  this  life 

Feb'^y  \(i^^  1799, 

in  the  59  Year 

of  his  Age. 

In  memory  of 

M"^  Judith  Norwood, 

Wife  of  Cap*  William  Norwood; 

who  died  July  19 — 1775; 

Mi^  65. 

In  memory  of 

M""^  Sufanna  Norwood, 

Wife  of  Mr  James  Norwood, 

who  died  Nov'^  16 — 1773  ; 

iEt»  29. 


memory  of 

Capt.     William    Norwood 

who  died  Feb^  i"   1781; 

Mi^  72. 

DIED       JANUARY        Y«        22^ 

1737/8       IN        Y«        se*** 






F  E  B  "^  y 

I     2'»» 


3  7 
[  E  R 






I  N 
O  F 

In  Memory  of 


wife  of 

Cap^  Daniel  Young, 

who  died  Deer ,  ig,  1800: 


who  died  at  Sea  May  21,  1 790  ; 

Mt  38. 

Life  is  uncertain  death  is  fur e 

Sin  gives  the  wound  but  Christ  the  cure. 

Dau'^  to 

M"  Ann  * 

Died  February 
1758  Iny«  20*^  Year 
of  her  Age. 


Richard  Birmingham  (also,  Berming- 
ham)  of  Salem,  1763-1773;  wife  Sarah, 
1 763-1 7 73;  coaster,  1765,  1769,  mari- 
ner, 1763,1768,1769 . — Registry  of  deeds. 

Widow  Sarah  Bremingham  of  Salem 
was  appointed  administratrix  of  the  estate 




of   Richard   Bremingham   (or,   Birming- 
ham) of  Salem,  mariner,  April  5,  1773. 

Administration  was  granted  on  the 
estate  of  Sarah  Bermingham  of  Salem 
Sept.  5,  1775. 

— Probate  records. 

Judith  Bisco  published  to  Benjamin 
Pigeon  June  19,  1742. — Newbury  town 


Hon.  Edmund  Trowbridge  was  born  in 
Newton  in  1709,  graduated  at  Harvard 
college  in  1728,  and  became  one  of  the 
most  eminent  lawyers  in  the  province, 
probably  the  most  profound  common 
lawyer  of  New  England.  Indeed,  Chan- 
cellor Kent  called  him  "The  oracle  of 
the  common  law  of  New  England."  He 
had  the  best  library  in  New  England. 
He  was  attorney-general  of  Massachu- 
setts, 1 749-1 767  ;  a  member  of  the  coun- 
cil in  1764 ;  and  a  justice  of  the  supreme 
court  of  the  province  in  1767. 

Judge  Trowbridge  married,  March  15, 
1732,  Miss  Martha  Remington,  daughter 
of  Judge  Remington,  and  she  died  in  July, 

When  trouble  between  the  province 
and  the  mother  country  came  on,  Judge 
Trowbridge's  sympathies  were  with  the 
crown  under  which  he  had  held  office  so 
many  years,  though  he  rarely  gave  any 
one  the  impression  that  he  was  a  tory. 
He  endeavored  to  remain  neutral;  and 
when  the  clash  of  arms  came  at  Lexington 
and  Concord,  and  Washington's  army  was 
encamped  near  his  house  in  Cambridge, 
he  left  his  home,  and  went  to  the  retired 
parish  of  Byfield,  that  he  might  not  be 
compelled  to  forego  his  neutrality.  Doc- 
tor, afterward  General,  Joseph  Warren, 
furnished  the  suggestion  of  this  removal 
from  the  scenes  of  ardent  patriotism  and 
strife.  He  boarded  in  the  family  of  Rev. 
Moses  Parsons,  pastor  of  the  Byfield 

With  Judge  Trowbridge  came  his  col- 
ored man,  named  Sam,  and  a  lady,  a  dis- 
tant   relative,   Miss  Elizabeth   Bisco  of 

Cambridge.  The  judge  had  been  a  wid- 
ower upwards  of  two  years,  and  just  what 
his  intentions  relative  to  Miss  Bisco  were 
is  not  known  beyond  what  is  suggested 
by  the  following  papers  on  file  in  the 
probate  office  at  Salem.  The  first  is  a 
nuncupative  will,  and  the  second  an  affi- 
davit stating  certain  facts  relative  to  Miss 
Bisco's  sickness  and  death. 

The  reason  that  was  given  for  their 
coming  to  Byfield  was  to  avoid  the  small- 
pox ;  and  only  four  days  after  their  arrival 
Miss  Bisco  was  taken  sick  with  that 
dreaded  disease.  May  6th,  she  was  re- 
moved to  the  pest  house  in  Rowley, 
where  she  died  on  the  21st.  She  called 
Judge  Trowbridge  "  Mr.  Goffe,"  a  name 
by  which  he  was  called  a  portion  of  his 
life  by  his  friends,  having  had  an  uncle 

The  will  is  as  follows  : — 

"Rowley  may  y®  18  1775 
"M"^^  Elisabeth  Bisco  gave  to  Sarah 
Stevens  Daughter  of  the  Rev'*  Benjamin 
Stevens  my  Laid  handkfs.  Cap,  Ruffles 
&  Leather  mounted  fan  She  also  gave 
to  Rev**  Mofes  Parfons'  Daughter  my 
light  Padusoy  gown  &  light  Coloured 
Lute  String  Gown  &  another  Gown  there 
is  with  Linnen  there  I  Like  wife  owe 
Peggy  Fefsenden  two  Dollers  for  Work 
Which  I  Defire  M'^  Goff  to  pay  &  the  rest 
of  my  eftate  I  give  m'  Goff  and  make 
him  my  Executor.  Taken  from  her  own 
mouth  in  prefence  of  us  the  Subscribers. 

"John  Bailey 
William  Hale  Jun*^ 
Mary  Rufsel 

"  Likewife  the  above  m'^^  Bifco  gave  to 
mr^  Mary  Rufsel  her  light  Coloured  Pet- 
ticoat and  a  Riding  hood  to  Dinah  a 
negro  Girl  in  prefence  of  us  the  Sub- 
cribers  John  Bailey 

Mary  Rufsel " 

The  affidavit  of  John  Bailey  is  as  fol- 
lows : — 

"  I  John  Bailey  of  Rowley  in  the  Coun- 
ty of  Efsex  Chairmaker  of  lawful  age  tef- 
tify  &  declare  That  M"  EHzabeth  Bifco 



being  vifited  with  the  fmall  pox  at  By- 
field  and  removed  from  thence  to  Row- 
ley on  the  fixth  day  of  May  laft  M"  Mary 
Rufsel  &  I  nurfed  her  untill  fhe  died 
there  on  the  twenty  firft  day  of  the  fame 
month.  That  during  her  licknefs  Ed- 
mund Trowbridge  Efq  came  every  day 
within  call  of  the  houfe  to  know  how  M'"" 
Bifco  did  &  what  fhe  wanted :  that  on  the 
eighteenth  day  of  May  last  I  told  M"^^  Bif- 
co that  Judge  Trowbridge  was  come  to 
know  how  fhe  did  &  if  fhe  wanted  any 
thing ;  Upon  which  fhe  faid  tell  M'^  Goff e 
I  am  afraid  I  fhall  never  fee  him  again. 
I  went  out  and  told  the  faid  Trowbridge 
what  M'*^  Bifcoe  faid  &  how  fhe  was.  He 
bid  me  tell  her  he  hoped  fhe  would  fee 
him  again  &  that  fhe  would  do  very  well 
but  bid  me  afk  her  how  fhe  would  have 
her  things  difpofed  of  if  fhe  fhould  do 
otherwife  than  well.  I  did  fo  &  there- 
upon fhe  the  faid  Elizabeth  Bifco  faid  they 
are  all  M^  Goffe's  &  he  may  difpofe  of 
them  as  he  pleafes.  I  went  out  &  told 
the  faid  Trowbridge  what  M^^  Bifco  had 
faid.  He  replied  I  had  rather  fhe  would 
fay  how  fhe  would  have  what  fhe  leaves 
difposed  of  if  fhe  fhould  not  recover  &  I 
will  endeavour  it  fhall  be  done  according- 
ly, &  defired  me  to  tell  her  fo  which  I 
did  after  he  was  gone;  and  thereupon 
the  faid  M"  Bifco  declared  before  Mary 
Rufsel  William  Hale  jun"^  &  myfelf  that 
fhe  gave  to  Sarah  Stevens  the  daughter  of 
the  Rev*^  Benjamin  Stevens  her  laced 
handkerchief  cap  ruffles  &  leather  mount- 
ed fan  &  that  fhe  gave  to  the  Rev^  Mofes 
Parfons'  daughters  her  light  padufoy 
gown  &  light  coloured  luftring  gown  & 
another  gown  there  is  there  with  fome 
linnen  there  and  that  fhe  owed  Peggy  Fef- 
senden  two  dollars  for  work  which  fhe 
defired  M'^  Goffe  to  pay  &  that  fhe  gave 
the  reft  of  her  eftate  to  M'^  Goffe  and 
made  him  her  Executor.  This  was  pref- 
ently  reduced  to  writing  by  the  faid  Hale 
who  read  it  over  to  the  faid  M'^^  Bifco  & 
afked  her  if  it  was  right  &  agreeable  to 
her  mind  &  will.  She  anfwered  it  was 
right  &  well  &  thereupon  we  fubfcribed 
our  names  thereto  as  witnefses  thereof  in 

her  prefence;  and  afterwards  the  faid  M" 
Bifco  declared  before  M"  Rufsel  &  me 
only  that  fhe  give  her  light  coloured  pet- 
ticoat to  M'"^  Rufsel  &  her  riding  hood'^to 
Dinah  a  negro  girl,  saying  it  will  do  for 
her  &  she  wants  one.  And  I  further 
declare  that  during  M"  Bifcoe's  ficknefs 
wheneuer  fhe  fpake  of  or  concerning  the 
faid  Trowbridge  fhe  ufed  to  call  him  M' 
Goffe  &  that  fhe  appeared  to  me  to  be  of 
found  mind  when  fhe  made  the  feveral 
declarations  aforefaid  &  to  underftand 
well  what  fhe  faid  &  did 

"  John  Bailey'^ 

This  affidavit  was  sworn  to  in  court 
June  13,  1775. 

William  Hale,  jr.,  of  Rowley,  aged 
twenty,  and  Mrs.  Mary  Russel  (wife  of 
Henry  Russel  of  Ipswich,  yeoman)  de- 
posed to  the  same  facts  at^the  same  time. 
The  will  was  presented  to  the  court  by 
Judge  Trowbridge  and  allowed  July  25, 
1775.  He  was' appointed  executor,  and 
gave  bond  on  that  day,  with  Theophilus 
Parsons  of  Falmouth,  Cumberland  county, 
Me.,  gentleman,  as  surety.  The  witnesses 
to  the  bond  were  Peter  Frye  and  Susanna 

Miss  Bisco's  next  of  kin  of  whole  blood 
were  John  Bisco  of  Spencer  and  Josiah 
Bisco  of  Watertown,  who  appeared  in 
court,  but  did  not  object  to  the  will. 
Other  next  of  kin  were  Jabez  Tatman  of 
Worcester,  who  married  Sarah  Gookin, 
and  his  two  children  by  her,  John  and 
Lydia;  and  Samuel  Parker  of  Berwick, 
Me.,  Noah  Parker,  Benjamin  Parker,  jr., 
Mary  Parker,  Sarah  Parker,  Elizabeth 
Haley  and  Hannah  Webber,  all  of  Kit- 
tery.  Me.,  children  of  Benjamin  Parker, 
esq.,  of  Kittery. 

Judge  Trowbridge  subsequently  re- 
turned to  Cambridge,  and  died  April  2, 
1793,  at  the  age  of  eighty-four.  He  had 
no  issue. 


Giles  Birdley,  planter,  lived  in  Ipswich, 
1658-1668 ;  wife  Rebecca  (wife  Elizabeth 
named  in  his  will);  he  died  in  1668,  his 



will,  dated  July  t8,  1668,  being  proved 
Sept.  29, 1668 ;  his  wife  survived  him,  and 
married,  secondly,  Abraham  Fitt  Jan.  7, 
1668-9 )  she  was  the  latter's  wife  in  1679; 
children  of  Giles  and  Rebecca  Birdley, 
born  in  Ipswich  :  i.  Andrew ^^  born  Sept. 
5,  1657  ;  lived  in  Ipswich,  in  his  minor- 
ity with  **  old  goodman  Brown  ;"  married 
Mary  Connant  March  14,  1681  ;  daughter 
Rebecka,  born  in  Ipswich  March  29, 
1683.  2.  James ^^  born  Feb.  10, 1659.  3* 
Johriy^  born  July  13,  166  [2?]. — Records. 


—  Blunt^  had  two  sons : 

2 — I.      William*,  b.  about  1642.  See  below  {2). 

3 — II.  Samuel*,  b.  about  1647;  was  a  boat- 
man or  lighterman ;  lived  in  Charles- 
town;  m.  Anna  Fosdick  June  9, 
1680;  she  d.  Aug.  8,  1715,  aged  six- 
ty-two; he  was  living  in  1704;  had  six 

William  Blunt^  lived  in  Andover, 
1668-1709.  He  married,  first,  Elizabeth 
Ballard  at  Chelmsford  Nov.  11,  1668; 
and  she  died  July  n,  1689.   He  married, 

second,  Sarah ,  who  died  Sept.  n, 

1 701.     He  died  April  3,  1709,  aged  sixty- 

Children,  born  in  Andover : — 
4—1.      William^  b.  Oct.  6,  1671.     See  below 

5— II.    Samuel^  b.  Jan.  29,  1673;  d.  July  18, 

18,  1684,  in  Andover. 
6— III.   Mary^,  b.  Sept.  28,    1679;   m.   Henry 

Grey  May  3,  1699;   and  was  living 

in  1704. 

7— IV.    HAMBURROUGH^  b.  Sept.  22,  i68i.   See 
below  (7). 

8 — V.     Bathshebah^,  b.  Nov.    13,    1684;    m. 
John  Lovejoy  May  12,  1703. 

9— VI.    Anne*,  b.  April  25,  1687 ;  d.  Oct.  25  ( ?), 

10— VII.  Samuel^,  b.  April  24,  1689;  husband- 
man; lived  m  Andover,  1714;  m. 
Elizabeth  Dane  of  Concord  April  10, 
1 712;  and  she  was  his  wife  in  1714. 
They  settled  in  Plainfield,  Conn. 

William  Blunts,  born  in  Andover  Oct. 
6,  167 1.     He  was   a   husbandman,    and 
lived  in  Andover,  his  father  having   de- 

vised his  homestead  to  him.    He  married 

Sarah before  1699;  and  died  July 

7,  1738,  aged   sixty-six.     She   died,   his 

widow,  Dec.  6,  1760,  aged  eighty-four. 
Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 

II — I.  David^,  b.  Nov.  18,  1699.  See  below 

12 — II.  Sarah'',  b.  May  — ,  1702;  m.,  first, 
Thomas  Oakes  of   Medford  Nov.  26, 

1 730 ;  and,  second, Leavitt  after 


13 — III.  John'*,  b.  in  1706;  H.  C,  1727;  clergy- 
man ;  pastor  of  church  at  New  Castle, 
N.  H. ;  ordained  there  Dec.  20,  1732; 
m.  Sarah  Frost;  he  d.  Aug.  7,  1748, 
aged  forty-one;  and  his  widow  m., 
secondly,  Judge  Hill  of  South  Berwick, 

14— IV.  Jonathan*,  b.  (after  July)  1708;  cap- 
tain; lived  in  Chester,  N.  H.;  had  a 
sawmill  there;  wife  Mary  ;  and  was 
living  out  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay 
Province  in  1762. 

15 — V.      Isaac*,  b.  Nov.  5,  1712.  See  below  (75). 

16— VI.  Elizabeth",  b.  Sept.  26,  1714;  m. 
Jonathan  Ames  of  Boxford  April  20, 
1738;  they  lived  in  Boxford  in  1769; 
and  removed  to  Londonderry,  N.  H., 
in  1770. 

17 — VII.  Ebenezer*,  b.  March  8,  171 7;  living 
in  1762;  his  father  devised  to  him 
land  at  Sheepscoat,  Me.,  and  at  Ches- 
ter and  Freetown;  m.  Lydia  Francis 
in  1739. 

18 — VIII.  EphraimS  b.  Feb.  5,  1 720-1;  m.  Zer- 
viah  Abbott  Sept.  17,  1745;  his  fath- 
er devised  to  him  land  in  Chester,  N. 
H. ;  and  he  lived  out  of  the  province 
in  1762.  He  was  of  Suncook,  N.  H., 
when  he  was  married. 

Hamburrough  Blunt3,  born  in  Ando- 
ver Sept.  22,1681.  He  was  a  husbandman, 
and  lived  in  Andover.  He  married  Me- 
hitabell  Johnson  Jan.  11,  1705  ;  and  they 
were  living  in  Andover  in  17 15.  They 
removed  to  Norwich,  Conn. 

Children,  born  in  Andover: — 

19— I.      AnnS  b.  in  1707;  m.  Downing. 

20—11.     Hannah*,  b.  (after  July  24)    1710;    m. 

David  Blunt4,  born  in  Andover  Nov. 
18,  1699.  He  was  a  husbandman,  and 
lived  in  Andover,  his  father  having  de- 
vised to  him  the  paternal  homestead.  He 
married,   first,    Lydia    Foster   Feb.     14, 



1728;  and  she  died  May  5,  1731.  He 
married,  second,  Mary  Pearse  of  Ports- 
mouth, N.  H.  (published  April  7,  1739)  > 
and  died  April  21,  1752,  aged  fifty-two. 
His  estate  was  valued  at  ^908,  iSs.,  3^. 
His  wife  Mary  survived  him,  and  died, 
his  widow,  in  1773. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 
21 — I.      David*,  b.  March  9,    1728-9;   d.   April 

11,  1729. 

22 — II.  Lydia%  b.  April  6,  1751;  m.  Thomas 
Abbott,  jr.,  of  Andover,  yeoman,  Feb. 

12,  1756;  he  d.  March  29,  1775;  and 
she  d.  Nov.  10,  1798. 

23 — III.  David*,  b.  Jan.  11,  1 740-1 ;  eldest  son  in 
1764;  yeoman;  lived  in  Andover  ;  m., 
first,  Ruth  Tay  of  Wilmington  Dec. 
12,  1769;  she  d.  Dec.  8,  1802,  aged 
aged  fifty-four;  she  m.,  second,  Mary 
Delap  (pub.  Aug.  — ,  1804). 

24 — IV.  William*,  b.  Oct.  6,  1743;  cooper; 
lived  in  Andover  in  1773. 

IssAC  Blunt4,  born  in  Andover  Nov.  5, 
1 7 12.  He  was  a  hatter  and  felt  maker 
and  yeomon,  and  lived  in  Andover.  He 
married,  first,  Mary  (Abbott),  widow  of 
Joseph  Chandler  of  Andover,  husband- 
man, April  8,  1746;  and  she  died  April 
20,  1760,  aged  thirty-five.  He  married, 
second,  Mary  (Kimball),  widow  of  Ed- 
ward Herrick,  Nov.  27,  1760.  He  died 
Jan.  6,  1798,  aged  eighty-six;  and  his 
wife  Mary  survived  him,  dying,  his  widow, 
March  27,  1801,  in  her  ninety-second 
year.  Mr.  Blunt's  estate  was  appraised 
at  15,858.63. 

Children,  born  in  Andover  : — 
25—1.      Mary*,  b.  Feb.    14,    1746-7  ;    pub.   to 
Jeremiah  Leavitt  March  2,  1771;  liv- 
ing in  1790. 
26 — II.     Hannah*,   b.    Sept.    25,    1748;    pub. 
to   Ezra  Carter  of  Wilmington  July 
— ,  1773;  living  in  1790. 
27 — III.   Sarah*,  b.  Dec.  12,  1750;  pub.  to  Da- 
vid  Webster  of   Haverhill  July    — , 

1774;  m. Abbot  before  1801. 

28 — IV.  Elizabeth*,  b.  July  27,  1752;  unmar- 
ried in  1790. 
29 — V.  John*,  b.  Jan.  31,  1756;  soldier  in  Rev- 
olution; m.  Sarah  Eames  of  Wilming- 
ton Oct.  26,  1780;  his  father  devised 
to  him  land  in  Amherst,  N.  H. ;  lived 
in  Milford  and  Nashua,  N.  H. 
30— VI.  Isaacs  b.  Sept.  12,  1757;  d.  Sept.  13, 

31— VII.  Abigail*,  b.  Oct.  6, 1762;  m.  Asa  Allen 
of  Harrington,  R.  I.,  Nov.  i,  1781 ; 
and  lived  in  Andover. 

32— vm.  Anna*,  b.  May  9,  1763;  m.  Henry 
Holt  Jan  27,  1803. 

33— IX.  Tabitha*,  b.  Feb.  7,  1765;  m.  Isaac 
Holt,  jr.,  Dec.  6,  1789 ;  and  was  liv- 
ing in  1801. 

34— X.  Isaac*,  b.  Sept.  26,  1776.  See  below 

35— XI.  Mehitable*,  b.  Jan.  4,  1769;  m.  Hen- 
ry Holt  June  22,  1790;  and  d.  Sept. 
I,  1802. 

Capt.  Isaac  BluntS,  born  in  Andover 
Sept.  26,  1766.     He  was  a  feltmaker  and 
hatter,  and  lived  in  Andover.     He  mar- 
ried Lois   Phelps   Dec.   13,    1791;   and 
died   Oct.    17,    1833,   aged   sixty-seven. 
She  survived  him,  and  died,  his  widow, 
Feb.  10,  1849,  aged  eighty-two. 
Children,  born  in  Andover : — 
36—1.      PoLLY«,  b.  Dec.  25,  1792;  m.    William 

Durand  in  181 8. 
37—11.     IsAAC^  b.   Nov.    25,    1795;   m.   Dolly 

Burnham  in  1822;  and  d.  in  1859. 
38— III.   Samuel  Phelps^   b.   May   19,    1796; 

"  major;"  lived  in  Andover;  m.  Per- 

sis  Bodwell  in  1820. 
39— IV.    Hannahs  b.  Nov.  11,  1798;   m.   John 

C.  Allen  in  1822. 
40— V.     Annas,  b.  ini8oi ;  m.  Sylvester  Stanley 

of  Wilmington  in  1828. 
41— VI.    Eliza^  b.  in  1803;  >»•    Henry  Jaquith 

in  1828;  and  d.  in  1857. 
42— vii.  Joshua'',  b.  in  1806;  probably  d.  young. 
43— VIII.  John  K.^  b.  in  1808;    lived  in  North 

Andover;    m.    Abigail    Boardman  in 



Children  of  Andrew  and  Lydia  Bird- 
ley:  John,  baptized  March  25,  1722  ; 
James,  baptized  Oct.  3,  1724;  died  Oct- 
23,  1724  ;  Lydia,  baptized  Jan.  30,  1725. 

Widow  Mary  Birdley  published  to 
Serg.  Caleb  Kimball  April  4,  1722. 

Elizabeth  Birdley  published  to  Daniel 
Caldwell  Jan.  17,  1723. 

— Ipswich  town  records, 

Judith  Birdsale  married  Henry  Cooke 
June,  1639. 

Mary  Biscow  married  Samuel  Silsby 
July  4,  1676. 

— Salem  town  records. 



In  Salem  court,  27  :  4 :  167 1,  Mary 
Bisco,  aged  about  nineteen  years,  came 
and  chose  Ralph  King  to  be  her  guardian, 
for  a  legacy  given  her  by  Mr.  Robert  Guy. 
— Court  records. 


Jonathan  Blyth^  was  a  shipwright 
(called  a  tallow-chandler  in  1747),  and 
lived  in  Salem,  1 704-1 747.  He  married 
Sarah  Gustin  July  20,  1704;  and  both 
were  deceased  in  1760. 

Children,  born  in  Salem  : — 
2 — I.      Mary'',  b.  July  20,  170-. 
3 — II.     Sarah*,  b.  Oct.  24,  1705;  m.   Matthew 

Phillips  of  Salem  Sept.  24,  1730. 
4 — III.   Elizabeth*,  b.  Sept.  22,    17 — ;  bapt. 
Sept.      18,      1707;    m.    John   Jones 
(Janes?)  of  Salem,  mariner.  Sept,  29, 
1727;  and  they  were  living  in  Salem 
in  1760. 
5 — IV.   Jonathan^,  b.  May  20,  1709. 
6 — V.     Benjamin*,  b.  Feb.  26,  1711.  See  below 

7— VI.    Susanna*,  bapt.  Aug.  23,  1713. 
8 — VII.  Hannah*,  bapt.  Jan.  i,  1 715-6. 
9 — VIII.  Samuel*,  bapt.   Aug.   27,    1721.     See 
below  ^9), 


Benjamin  Blyth*,  born  in  Salem  Feb. 
26,  171 1.  He  lived  in  Salem,  and  mar- 
ried Mary  Legary  of  Lynn  Jan.  4,  1733-4. 
He  died  before  Nov.  i,  1744,  when  his 
widow,  Mary  Blyth,  married  Solomon 
Newhall  of  Lynn. 

Children,  born  in  Salem  : — 
10 — I.      Mary^,  bapt.  Jan.  4,  1735-6;  of  Lynn, 

spinster,  unmarried,  1760. 
II — n.     Sarah^,    bapt.   Feb.    13,    1736-7;   m. 

John  Webber  of  Marblehead  Dec.  2, 

1 756;  and  was  of  Lynn,  his  widow,  in 

12 — III.  Elizabeth^,  m.  John  Warden  of  Salem, 

joiner,  before  1758. 


Samuel  Blyth^,  baptized  in  Salem 
Aug.  27,  1721.  He  was  a  sailmaker,  and 
lived  in  Salem.  He  married  Abigail 
Massey  of  Salem  Oct.  13,  1743 ;  and  died 
before  March  25,  1774,  when  administra- 
tion was  granted  on  his  estate,  which  was 
appraised  at  ;^  35  2. 

Children,  born  in  Salem : — 
13 — I.      Samuel^,  bapt.  May     13,  1744.      See 
below  (/j). 

14 — II.  Benjamin^,  bapt.  May  18,  1746.  See 
below  ^14). 

15 — in.  Verrin^,  bapt.  June  19,  1748.  See  be- 
low (75). 

16 — IV.  William^,  bapt.  Nov.  11,  1750;  lived 
in  Salem,  painter,  1777. 

17 — V.  Jonathan^,  bapt.  April  15,  1753;  prob- 
ably d.  young. 

18 — ^vi.  John  Jones^,  bapt.  Sept.  28,  1755; 
probably  d.  young. 

19 — ^vii.  Charles^,  bapt.  Aug.  27,  1 758 ;  prob- 
ably d.  young. 


Samuel  Blyth3,  baptized  in  Salem  May 
13,  1744.  He  was  a  painter,  and  lived 
in  Salem.  He  married,  first,  Lucy  Cleve- 
land of  Salem  Oct.  11,  1767;  and  she 
was  his  wife  in  1783.  He  married,  sec- 
ond, Sally  Rolland  of  Salem  Nov.  13, 
1787;  and  died  in  1794  or  1795;  his 
will,  dated  March  31,  1795,  being  proved 
April  15,  1795.  His  wife  Sally  survived 

Children,  born  in  Salem  : — 
20 — I.      Samuel^,  bapt.  July  6,  1769;   probably 

d.  before  1794. 
21 — n.     Stephen^,  bapt.  Jan.  27,  1770;  livingin 

22 — III.    Lucy*,  bapt.   Nov.  7,    1790;  living  in 

23— IV.    S ALLY"*,  bapt.  Jan.  20,   1793;  living  in 



Benjamin  Blyth3,  baptized  in  Salem 
May  18,  1746.  He  married  Mehitable 
Cook  of  Salem  Sept.  16,  1769. 

Children,  baptized  in  Salem  : — 
24 — I.      Benjamin*,  bapt.  Feb.  10,  1771. 
25 — II.     Frank*,  bapt.  Jan.  3,  1773. 
26 — III.    Samuel*,  bapt.  July  2,  1780. 

Verrin  Blyth3,  baptized  in  Salem 
June  19,  1748.  He  was  a  sailmaker,  and 
lived  in  Salem.  He  married  Elizabeth 
King  of  Salem  April  6,  1770. 

Children,  born  in  Salem  :  — 
27 — I.      William*,  b.  Sept.  21,  1770.  See  below 

28 — II.     Abigail  Mercy*,  bapt.  Aug.  30,  1772. 
29 — III.   Samuel*,  bapt.  Dec.  4,  1774. 


William  Blyth4,  born  in  Salem  Sept. 
21,  1770.  He  was  a  painter,  and  lived 
in  Beverly  after  his  marriage.     He  mar- 



ried  Judith  Wood  of  Beverly ;  and  died 
there  Jan.  22,  1806.  She  survived  him, 
and  died  in  Beverly  Feb.  22,  1842. 

Children,  born  in  Beverly  : — 
30 — I.      Elizabeth^,  b.  Nov.  21,  1794;  d.  Jan. 

28,  1806. 
31 — II.     Sophia*,  b.  April  17,  1797;  tn.  Thomas 

L.  Pickett. 
32 — III.    ElizaS  b.  Dec.  10,  1801;    m.  John   P. 

33 — IV.   Judith",  b.  Dec.  5,  1804;  m.  Thomas 

B.  Smith. 


The  will  of  Joseph  Jewett  of  Rowley 
was  proved  in  the  Ipswich  court  March 
26,  1 661,  the  following  copy  is  transcribed 
from  the  original  on  file  in  the  probate 
office  in  Salem. 

I  Jofeph  Jewett  of  Rowley,  being  weake 
of  body  but  per/^r/  in  underftandinge  and 
memory  doe  make  this  my  laft  will  and 
teft —  in  manner  and  forme  as  followeth, 
In  primis  after  my  debts  be  payed,  I 
defire  the  reft  of  my  goods  may  bee 
equally  diuided  am^«^my  feaven  children, 
as  well  thofe  two  that  I  haue  by  my  laft 
wife  as  the  fiue  that  I  had  before  AUwayes 
prouided  that  my  eldeft  fonne  Jeremiah 
Jewett  muft  haue  a  dubbell  portion,  of  all 
Eftate  I  haue  both  in  New  England,  and 

Olde,  whether  Perfonall  or  Reall,  fur 

prouided  that  one  hundred  pounds  I  haue 
allredy  payed  to  my  fonne  PhilHp  Nellfon, 
that  fhall  be  counted  as  part  of  what  I 
doe  now  giue  him.  Item  I  doe  giue 
unto  my  fonne  Jeremiah  Jewett  the  izxm 
I  bought  of  Jofeph  Muzzy  I  meane  all 
fuch  Lands  bought  of  )\ini  or  any  other, 
that  are  on  the  Norweft  fide  of  the  River 
call<?^  Egipt  River,  with  all  the  meadow 
I  bought  of  Nathaniell  Stow,  and  Robert 
Lord  Senior,  prouided  he  accept  of  it  at 
fiue  hundred  pou«^^  and  wheras  in  the 
fourth  Line  it  is  faide  I  defire  the  reft  of 
my  goods  to  be  equally  diuided  amongft 
my  feauen  children,  I  med!«<?  Lands  as 
well  as  goods,  and  if  any  of  thefe  my 
aboue  faide  feauen  children,  fhould  depart 
this  life,  before  the  age  of  twenty  one 
years,   or  day   of   Marriage,   then   there 

portions,  fhall  bee  equally  diuided  Amongst 
the  reft,  allwayes  prouided  my  Eldeft  fon 
Jerremiah  fhall  haue  a  dobbell  portion, 
and  as  for  my  two  yongeft  Children,  and 
there  portion,  I  leaue  to  the  dispofinge  of 
my  brother  Maximillian  Jewett,  and  who 
he  fhall  apoint  when  he  departeth  this  life, 
and  I  make  Exequetors  of  this  my  laft 
will  and  Teftament,  my  Brother  Maximil- 
lian Jewett,  and  my  fonne  Phillip  Nellfon, 
my  fonne  John  C<2;r/ton,  and  my  fonne 
Jeremiah  Jeze/^//allwayes  free  and  willinge, 
that  they  fhall  be  fatisfied  out  of  —  eftate, 
for  all  fuch  pains  andi  labour,  that  they 
fhall  be  at  concerninge  the  aboue  premif- 

Dated  the  15  :  of  feburary  in  the  yeare 
figned  and  fealed  in  the 
prefence  of  us 

Ezekiel  Northend   Joseph  Jewett  [seal] 

Mark  Prime 

At  the  figninge  and  fealinge  hereof  I 
doe  giue  my  Exequitars  full  power  to 
make  deeds,  and  to  confirme  any  Land 

haue  fold  to  any. 

Ezekiel  ^oxihend  Mark  Prime 


John  Bishop,  jr.,  married  Rachel  Rich 
Oct.  5, 1794,  and  they  had  son  John,  born 
Dec.  IS,  1794. 

John  Bishop  married  Judith  Rand  Oct. 
15,  1792  ;  and  they  had  son  John,  born 
Sept.  20, 1793,  and  daughter  Judith,  born 

Julys,  i793(?). 

John  Bishop,  sojourner,  married  Sarah 
Gray  Dec.  10,  1767. 

Benjamin  Bishop,  sojourner,  married 
Hannah  Lufkin  March  5,  1768 ;  and  they 
had  children,  John,  born  July  24,  1769, 
and  James  Lufkin,  born  July  10,  1774- 

Samuel  Bishop  published  to  widow 
Elizabeth  Potter  of  Ipswich  Dec.  12,  1769. 

Samuel  Bishop  pubHshed  to  Mary  Porter 
of  Beverly  July  28,  1770. 

Abigail  Bishop  married  William  Diggs 
Aug.  28,  1770. 

Martha  Bishop  married  Michael  Flani- 
kin  alias  Flamingham  Dec.  9,  1766. 



Martha  Bishop  married  Ebenezer  Trask 
April  21,  1768. 

Hannah   Bishop    pubhshed   to   David 
IngersoU  June  16,  1798. 

John   Bishop   married   Mrs.  Elizabeth 
Brier  June  13,  1783. 

— Gloucester  town  records. 

SALEM    IN  J700.    NO.  20. 


The  map  on  page  117  represents  that 
part  of  Salem  known  as  Salem  Neck  and 
Winter  Island.  It  is  based  on  actual  sur- 
veys and  title  deeds,  and  is  drawn  on  a 
scale  of  eight  hundred  feet  to  an  inch.  It 
shows  the  location  of  all  houses  that  were 
standing  there  in  1700. 

Winter  harbor  was  so  called  as  early  as 
1636.  The  following  consecutive  refer- 
ences show  that  it  has  filled  up  to  some 
extent.  It  is  first  called  the  sea  or  Winter 
harbor,  and  the  cove  or  Winter  harbor, 
and  later  ye  creek  called  Winter  harbor. 
These  dates  are  between  1675  ^ind  17 13. 

Cat  cove  was  so  called  as  early  as 
1638.  It  was  called  the  river  over  against 
Winter  Island  in  1659;  the  cove,  1742; 
and  Cat  cove  opening  to  the  harbor  in 
the  South  river,  1792. 

Collins  cove  was  so  called  in  1723; 
and  also,  in  the  same  year.  Planters  Marsh 

The  causeway  connecting  Winter  Island 
and  the  Neck  was  built  about  1645.  At 
a  town  meeting,  7  :  2  mo  :  1645,  "  Capt. 
Trask,  Peter  Palfry  &  Jeffry  Massy  are 
appointed  by  the  towne  to  sett  out  the 
way  neere  Mr.  Holgraues  howse  into 
winter  Island.''  This  was  called  the 
causeway  in  1677;  ye  way  and  bridge 
which  leadeth  down  to  Winter  Island, 
1 7 13;  the  way  which  leads  to  ye  fort, 
1 7 14;  and  the  way,  1738. 

The  Neck  is  first  mentioned  1 2  mo  : 
1634,  in  the  town  records,  as  follows  :  "  Its 
agreed  that  the  townes  neck  of  land  shalbe 
preserved  to  feed  the  Catle  on  the  Lords 
dayes  and  therefore  pticular  men  shall 
n[ot]  feed  theire  goates  there  at  other 
tymes,  but  bring  them  to  the  h —  that 

grasse  may  grow  against  the  Lords  dayes." 
At  a  meeting  of  the  proprietors  of  the 
common  lands  in  Salem,  held  Nov.  22, 
1 7 14,  it  was  "  Voated  That  the  Neck  of 
Land  to  the  Eastward  Part  of  the  Block- 
houses be  Grant[ed]  and  Reserued  for 
the  vfe  of  the  Town  of  Salem  for  a  Pasture 
for  Milch  Cow[es]  and  Rideing  Horfes, 
to  be  fenced  att  the  Towns  Charge  and 
Lett  out  yearl[yl  to  the  Inhabitants  of 
the  Town  by  the  Selectmen,  and  no  one 
Person  to  [be]  admitted  to  putt  Into 
Said  Pasture  in  A  Sumer  more  than  one 
Milch  Cow  or  one  Rideing  Horfe  and  the 
whole  number  not  to  exceed  Tw[o] 
Acres  and  a  half  to  a  Cow  and  fouer 
Acres  to  A  Horfs  the  Rent  to  be  paid  in- 
to the  Town  Treasurer  for  the  Time  being 
for  the  vfe  of  thee  Town  of  Salem."=»*'  The' 
neck  was  called  the  Neck  in  1636;  the 
town  Neck,  1669;  Salem  Neck,  1675; 
and  town  pasture,  1738.  It  has  been 
known  as  the  Neck  generally  to  the  pres- 
ent time. 

Butt  point  was  so  called  as  early  as 
1637.  The  first  ferry  from  Marblehead 
had  this  point  for  a  terminus.* 

Between  Butt  point  and  the  extreme 
western  end  of  the  map  near  the  narrowest 
part  of  the  Neck  Richard  HoUingworth 
built  ships.  His  son  succeeded  him  as  a 
ship-builder  here.  They  occupied  the 
place  for  that  purpose  more  than  fifty 
years,  prior  to  16 90.  J 

At  a  town  meeting,  7:7:  1637,  "  It  is 
granted  to  M'^  Stephens  to  haue  18  poole 
of  ground  by  y®  waters  side  in  length  & 
12  poole  in  bredth  in  y**  narrow  of  y®  neck 
for  the  building  of  Ships  pvided,  y'  it 
shalbe  imployed  for  y*  ende.  "  At  a  town 
meeting,  April  13,  1661,  "M^  Rich  Hol- 
lingworth  mouing  to  haue  the  Land  bought 
by  his  father  of  M''  Stevens  vpon  the  neck 
of  land  to  be  Confirmed  to  him  refered 
to  the  felect  men."t  At  a  meeting  of 
the  selectmen,  April  22,  1661,  *' Rich 
HoUingworth  his  fathers  grannt  of  land  to 

*  Commoners'  Records,  page  27. 
t  Town  Records,  book  2,  page  16. 
%  Salem   Quarterly   Court    Files,  volume     49, 
leaves  73-75. 

SALEM   IN    1700.      NO.    20. 


be  layd  out  to  him  accordinge  to  the 

Several  grants  of  land  were  made  by 
the  town  in  this  neighborhood,  but  prob- 
ably few  of  them  were  laid  out,  and 
apparently  those  that  were  laid  out  re- 
ceived no  fee  in  the  land.  20  :  4  :  1637, 
"  Its  ordered  that  Richard  Johnson  is  re- 
ceiued  an  Inhabitant  and  is  appoynted  half 
an  acre  of  land  for  an  house  lott  nere  vnto 
Richard  Hollingworths  works."  7  :  7  : 
1637  '*  W^  Huson  Tho  Chadwell  &  Rog- 
er   shall  haue  each  of  them  half  an 

acre  of  grounde  at  But  poynte  neere 
where  Hollinwood  builds."  15  :  2  :  1639, 
•'  Charles  Glover   is   admitted   to  be  an 

Inhabitant  w*^in  this  towne,  desires 

the  place  between  Hollingwo*^  &  M"^ 
Steephens  at  Cat-cove,  as  also  for  plant- 
ing grownd." 

Other  grants  were  made,  many  of 
which  were  probably  never  laid  out.  i  : 
II  mo:  1637,  "Richard  Moore  is  Rec. 
Inhabitant  and  is  granted  halfe  an  acre 
one  the  fDarb]  neck."  4:  12  mo: 
1638,  "  Henry  Bayly  desires  a  httle  nooke 
of  land  next  M'^  Conants  howse  at  Catt 
Coue."  8  :  6  mo :  1639,  at  a  private  town 
meeting,  *'  Graunted  to  Thomas  Pickton  a 
tenne-acre  Lott  &  a  house  lot  of  half  an 
acre  vpon  the  neck  neere  Catt  Cove. 
Graunted  to  Beniamyn  Parmiter  one  acre 
of  land  vpon  the  north  side  of  the  neck 
next  to  Henry  Bayly.  Samuell  Edson  is 
intertayned  to  be  an  inhabitant  within 
this  towne,  and  halfe  an  acre  of  ground  is 
graunted  him  neere  Catt  Coue,  &  5  acres 
more  for  planting  ground.  Henry  Sills- 
by  mr  Sharpes  man  is  receaued  an  Inhab- 
itant within  this  Jurisdiction  &  ther  is 
graunted  to  him  halfe  an  acre  of  land  neere 
the  Cat  Coue  for  a  howse  plott."  16  : 
7  :  1639,  the  town  voted  that  *' There  is 
graunted  Mathew  Nixon  a  house  lott  at 
Cat  Coue  &  a  plott  for  a  garden  of  about 
a  quarter  of  an  acre."  18:9:1639,  "Mr 
Ruck  desires  a  howse  lott  in  Cat  Coue  & 
there  is  graunted  to  him  one  acre  in  that 
place  to  be  layd  out  by  the  towne."     At 

a  meeting  of  the  seven  men,  12  mo:  3: 
1647,  "  Ed  :  Wilson  mad  a  request  for  a 
%  of  acre  of  land  in  the  neck  near  his 
house  :  left  to  Capt.  Hawthron  &  to  mr 
Corwine  to  view  it." 

In  1639,  Micha  Ivers  owned  a  lot  of 
land  in  the  cove  near  Mr.  Holgrave's,  by 
Dixie's,  and,  also,  half  an  acre  of  land 
upon  the  neck  toward  Winter  harbor  that 
he  had  bought  of  George  Dill.* 

Winter  Island  is  first  mentioned  18:2: 
1636,  in  the  town  records,  as  follows: 
"  Granted  vnto  m'^  John  Holgrave  fisher- 
man three  quarters  of  an  acre  of  land  vp- 
on Winter  Island  for  flakes  &c."  18:9: 
1639,  the  records  of  the  town  read  as  fol- 
lows :  "  It  is  pmitted  that  such  as  haue 
fishing  lotts  about  Winter  Harbo'^  &  the 
Hand  shall  haue  libertie  to  fence  in  their 
lotts  to  keepe  of  the  swine  &  goates  from 
their  fish,  soe  that  they  leaue  it  open  after 
harvest  is  in."  11:  10  mo:  1639,  the 
town  voted  "that  the  fence  w^^  was  in- 
tended to  be  sett  vp  [was]  by  John  Hol- 
grave at  Winter  Island  &  the  neck  are 
forbidden  &  eu'^ie  one  to  fence  their  owne 
ground."  The  next  month,  the  town 
voted  "  That  the  Hand  Caled  Winter  I- 
land  may  be  fenced  Inn  for  the  saftie  of 
the  ffishing  trade  &  so  to  Continue  vntill 
the  prim,  of  the  third  month  Called  may 
vnless  such  as  haue  Goats  doe  fence  in 
the  flaks  for  the  saftie  of  [the]  ffish."  At 
a  town  meeting  held  3  :  12  mo  :  1644,  "It 
is  ordered  that  Mr  Hathorne  Henry  Bar- 
tholomew &  Mr  Moses  Maueriek,Captaine 
Trask  &  Goodman  Lord :  or  any  ffowre  of 
them:  [shall]  be  intreated  to  view  the 
Ground  &  marsh  at  winter  Hand  &  to 
returne  to  the  next  generall  towne  meet- 
ing the  true  estate  of  things  how  they 
stand  concerning  the  seuerall  lotts  there." 
17  :  3  :  1655,  the  town  voted  and  "Its: 
Ordered  y* :  the  Hand  where  the  [fort]  is  : 
is  appropriated  for  the  vse  and  ....  of 
the  mayntainmge  the  fort."  There  were 
early  at  least  two  or  three  warehouses  up- 
on the  island.  Capt.  Walter  Price  of  Sa- 
lem owned  a  warehouse  on  Winter  Island 

*Town  Records,  book  2,  page  17. 

*Court  records. 



at  the  time  of  his  death  in  1674.  It  was 
then  valued  at  forty-five  pounds.  In  his 
will  he  gave  half  of  it  to  his  son  Capt. 
John  Price.  It  was  standing  June  23, 
1697,  when  the  executor  of  the  will  of 
Mrs.  Elizabeth  Price  of  Salem,  deceased, 
conveyed  one-eighth  of  one-half  of  it  to 
John  Ruck  and  his  wife  Elizabeth,  daugh- 
ter of  the  deceased  Elizabeth  Price,  and 
after  their  deaths  to  their  sons  Samuel  and 
James  Ruck.*  Thomas  Ives  of  Salem,  for 
twenty  pounds,  conveyed  to  Stephen  Sew- 
allof  Salem  and  Nathaniel  Dumer  of  South- 
ton,  England,  "all  y*  my  warehouse  or  fish 
house,  with  the  leantou  adjoining  as  it  is 
standing  &  being  att  Winter  Island  in  Sa- 
lem," Nov.  23,  i686.t  Stephen  Sewall, 
esq.,  of  Salem,  merchant,  for  four  pounds 
and  ten  shillings,  conveyed  to  Capt.  John 
Browne  of  Salem,  merchant,  his  eighth  part 
of  the  wharf  and  wharf  land  at  Winter  Is- 
land in  Salem  "at  ye  place  Sometimes 
knowne  by  y®  Name  offish  Street,"  Jan.  20, 
1 7 1 2  .J  The  administrator  of  the  estate  of 
Lt.  Thomas  Gardner  of  Salem,  deceased, 
conveyed  to  Capt.  John  Turner  of  Salem, 
merchant,  a  certain  warehouse  or  fish- 
house  in  Salem  "at  a  place  comonly 
Known  by  y®  name  of  Winter  Island  nigh  y® 
wharfe  there,"  Dec.  23,  i698.§  Thomas 
Maule  of  Salem,  merchant,  for  forty- three 
pounds,  conveyed  to  James  Browne  of 
Salem  ^*  a.  certaine  fish  houfe  or  Ware 
houfe  at  winter  Island  So  called  within  y® 
Towneship  of  Salem  aforesaid  Standing  on 
ye  North  Side  of  Said  Island  neare  vnto 
fish  Street  &  is  Joyning  vnto  a  ware  houfe 
now  in  the  pofsefsion  of  Benjamin  Gerrish 
of  Salem,"  Jan.  31, 1698-9.  ||  At  a  meeting 
of  the  proprietors  of  the  common  lands 
in  Salem,  held  Nov.  22,  17 14,  it  was 
"  Voated  That  Winter  Isleand  be  wholly 
Reserued  and  Granted  for  the  Vse  of  the 
Fishery  and  shuch  Shoreman  as  Dry  ffish 
there  who  Live  in  the  Town  shal  pay  an 
accknowledgment  or  Rent  of  fine  shillings 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  12,  leaf  26. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  7,  leaf  in. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  25,  leaf  97. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  15,  leaf  127. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  13,  leaf  79. 

p  annum  for  a  Room  to  dry  ffish  for  a 
ffishing  vefsell  and  such  as  liue  in  other 
Towns  that  come  and  dry  ffish  there  shall 
pay  an  acknowledgment  or  Rent  off 
Twenty  Shillings  p  annum  for  a  ffish 
Roome  for  each  vefsell ;  To  be  Lett  by 
the  selectmen  of  the  Town  of  Salem  yearly 
and  the  Rents  to  be  paid  in  to  the  Town 
Treasurer  for  the  Vse  of  the  Town ;  The 
Hirers  to  fence  in  the  same  att  their  own 
Charge."*  Winter  Island  has  been  so 
called,  generally,  since  1636.  It  was 
called  The  Winter  Island  in  1637,  and 
Winter  Neck  in  1644. 

Several  grants  were  made  by  the  town 
of  lands  lying  upon  Winter  Island,  but  the 
location  is  not  known,  and  probably  the 
grants  only  included  the  use  of  the  land. 
3  :  I  mo :  1637,  *'Widow  Moore  desireth 
a  howseloote  [vpon]  neere  vnto  the  Win- 
ter Hand  among  the  ffishermens  lotts.' ' 

In  the  inventory  of  the  estate  of  Tim- 
othy Lyndall  of  Salem,  in  1699,  one  item 
is  the  following :  "An  old  tattered  house 
at  Winter  Island  ;£" i,  6s" 

Mr.  Thomas  Maule  of  Salem,  for  thirty- 
three  pounds,  to  Benjamin  Gerrish  of 
Salem,  part  of  "  a  certain  warehouse  with 
the  land  it  stands  upon,  carrying  that 
breadth  down  to  the  water  side  westward, 
*  *  in  y®  bounds  of  Salem,  upon  Winter 
Island,  *  *  butting  on  Catt  cove,"  Jan. 
6,  1 690-1  ;t  and  Mr.  Gerrish,  for  a  simi- 
lar consideration,  reconveyed  the  same 
land  and  buildings  to  Mr.  Maule  April  14, 


John  Hardy  of  Salem  died  possessed  of 
one-half  of  a  house  on  Winter  Island,  "in 
which  we  lay  fish,"  in  1652. 

WilHam  Roach  and  Hannah  Roach 
Lot.  This  lot  is  now  the  site  of  the  alms- 
house ;  and  it  belonged  to  Thomas  Pig- 
den  before  12:  n  mo:  1661,  when  John 
Gidney  of  Salem,  vintner,  for  love,  con- 
veyed it  to  his  son-in-law,  Nicholas  Potter, 
sr.,  of  Salem,  bricklayer,  and  wife  Mary, 
daughter  of   the   grantor. §     Mr.   Potter 

*Commoners'  Records,  page  27. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  8,  leaf  182. 
J  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  9,  leaf  iii. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  2,  leaf  35. 

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PART  OF  SALEM  IN  1700.     NO.    20. 



died  i8:  8  :  1677,  having  devised  this  lot 
to  his  six  children,  Samuel,  Benjamin,  Sa- 
rah, Mary,  Hannah  and  Bethiah.  By  an 
agreement  between  the  children,  dated 
Aug.  14,  1697,  this  lot  was  assigned  to 
Hannah,  who  was  wife  of  William  Roach.* 
Mr.  Roach  died  possessed  of  the  lot  in 
1705,  and  it  was  then  appraised  at  fifteen 
pounds.  His  widow  married,  secondly, 
Daniel  Darling  of  Salem,  cordwainer,  April 
15,  1717  ;  and  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Darling  con- 
veyed the  lot  to  her  son  William  Roach 
of  Cape  Cod,  tanner,  July  16,  1718.! 
Mr.  Roach,  then  a  whale-fisherman,  con- 
veyed the  lot  to  Benjamin  Ives  of  Salem, 
glazier,  Sept.  25,  1723  ;t  and  in  1739, 
Mr.  Ives  released  it  to  the  town  of  Salem 
for  land  granted  to  him  elsewhere. 

John  Higginson  Lot.  That  part  of  this 
lot  lying  north  of  the  dashes  was  granted 
to  Rev.  John  Higginson  13  :  2  :  1661. 
The  lot  was  described  as  "  fixe  Acres  of 
land  in  the  great  neck  neare  to  Morde- 
chai  Creuets  new  Dwelling."  §  Mr.  Hig- 
ginson, for  twenty- five  pounds  conveyed 
the  lot  to  Capt.  Thomas  Savage  of  Bos- 
ton, merchant,  Nov.  25,  1671.II 

That  part  of  the  lot  south  of  the  dashes 
was  granted  very  early  to  Thomas  Moore, 
John  Herbert,  John  Pride,  and  others. 
The  lot  of  Thomas  Moore,  "sonne  to 
widow  Moore,"  granted  to  him  by  the 
town  11:5  mo:  1636,  occupied  the  ex- 
treme eastern  point  of  this  part  of  the  lot. 
Mr.  Moore  removed  to  Southold,  Long 
Island,  and  for  ten  shillings,  conveyed  to 
Mordica  Craford  the  half-acre,  "  joining  to 
y®  land  of  m^  Jo:  Herbert  on  y®  poynt  of 
land  by  Winter  harbour,"  30  :  4  :  1656.^ 
Mr.  Herbert  also  removed  to  Southold, 
and,  for  ten  shillings,  conveyed  to  Mr. 
Craford  his  half-acre  30:  4:  1656. H  The 
half-acre  of  John  Pride  was  granted  to 
him  by  the  town  20 :  i  :  1636.     It  is  de- 

*Probate  records. 

tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  33,  leaf  217. 
See,  also,  book  40,  leaf  237. 

JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  43,  leaf  16. 
§Town  Records,  book  2,  page  16. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  125. 
ITEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  31. 

scribed  as  being  "on  Winter  harbor  by 
their  house."  Mr.  Pride  mortgaged  to 
William  Waltham  of  Waymouth,  for  four 
pounds,  eight  shillings  and  six  pence,  his 
house  wherein  he  dwelleth  with  one  and  a 
half  acres  of  ground  enclosed  "  nere  Mr. 
Holgraves  stage  in  winter  harbour,"  23  : 
10 :  1640.*  Mr.  Pride  had  probably 
bought  two  half-acre  lots,  thus  making 
the  one  and  a  half  acres  that  he  thus 
conveyed  in  mortgage.  Mr.  Craford  had 
probably  come  into  possession  of  many 
of  the  half-acre  lots  that  were  granted  by 
the  town  to  various  persons.  Two  of 
them  were  probably  purchased  by  Mr. 
Pride,  and  the  rest  by  Mr.  Craford.  These 
half- acre  lots  were  granted  by  the  town 
as  follows :  To  Mr.  John  Holgrave  for  a 
house  lot  without  Winter  island,  18  :  2  : 
1636;  to  Mr.  John  Jackson,  Anthony 
Dike,  Mr.  Rayment,  Pasca  Foote,  Jn° 
Sibley,  Robert  Leech,  George  Williams 
and  Humphrey  Woodbury,  all  at  Winter 
harbor,  for  fishing  trade  and  to  build  up- 
on, 16  :  II  :  1636  ;  to  Sergeant  Wolfe  14  : 
6:  1637;  to  Richard  Graves  25:  10 ; 
1637,  ^^  promising  to  follow  fishing;  to 
Robert  Gooch  "nere  Winter  harbor  by 
his  father  Holgrave,  i:  11  mo:  1637;  to 
Francis   Dent,    24:    12:     1637;    Henry 

Harwood,  26:9:  1638  ;t  to Prior, 

"upon  or  neere  Winter  Harbor,"  27  :  10  : 
1638  ;  to  John  Browne,  for  a  fishing  lot 
near  Winter  Harbor,  21:  11:  1638;  to 
Hugh  Browne,  Daniel  Jeggles,  Joseph 
Younge,  Christopher  Younge  and  Thomas 
Fryar  near  about  Winter  harbor  to 
further  their  fishing,  4:  12  :  1638;  to 
Henry  Swan,  11  :  12  mo:  1638;  to  Jos- 
eph Kitcherill  (or  Chicherill),  15:  3: 
1639;  and  to  Edmund  Tompson,  Henry 
Hay  ward  and  William  (or,  Richard) 
Moore,  for  fishing  lots  18  :  9  :  1639. 
The  lot  granted  to  John  Jackson  of 
Salem,  mariner,  was  conveyed  by  him, 
for  nine  pounds  and  ten  shillings,  to  JefTry 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  i. 

tThis  lot  had  been  granted  to  Michael  Lambert, 
"if  he  inhabite  here,"  21:  12:  1637;  but  he 
probably  failed  to  come  at  that  time,  and  the  lot 
was  granted  to  Mr.  Harwood. 

SALEM   IN    1700.      NO.    20. 


Massy  of  Salem,  planter,  30  :  9  :  165 1  ;* 
and  Mr.  Massy  probably  conveyed  it  to 
Mr.  Craford.  Thomas  Chubb,  sr.,  aged 
about  seventy-five,  and  Jno.  Glover,  aged 
about  fifty-one,  deposed  in  Salem  court 
Nov.  25,  1684,  "  y'  that  tract  of  land  now 
in  possession  of  Jno.  Higginson  Jun'r,  up- 
on Salem  necke,  whereon  Jno.  Pride  de- 
ceased formerly  lived,  was  quietly  & 
peaceably  possessed  &  enjoyed  by  y®  sd 
Jno.  Pride  &  successors,  from  y®  yeare 
one  thousand,  six  hundred  fifty  &  two,  to 
y®  yeare  one  thousand,  six  hundred,  sixty 
&  two,  according  to  y*  law  of  possession 
as  it  is  now  fenced  in  excepting  y®  six 
acres  of  land  w'ch  was  given  by  y®  towne 
of  Salem,  to  Mr.  Jno.  Higgenson,  sen'r.f 
John  Pride  and  Mordecay  Craford  and 
the  latter 's  wife  Judith,  all  of  Salem, 
mortgaged  all  this  portion  of  the  lot  to 
Capt.  Thomas  Savage  of  Boston,  with  one 
dwelling  house,  barn  and  all  outhouses 
thereunto  belonging  with  eighteen  acres 
on  which  the  house  standeth  "  on  a  neck 
of  land  in  Salem  near  unto  Bass  river," 
the  deed  being  acknowledged  Dec.  27, 
1 66 1.  J  The  mortgage  was  evidently  fore- 
closed by  Captain  Savage,  who,  in  con- 
sideration of  marriage  between  his  daugh- 
ter Sarah  and  John  Higginson  of  Salem, 
merchant,  conveyed  to  them  the  entire 
lot  Aug.  26,  i675.§  No  buildings  are 
mentioned  in  the  deed,  but  the  house 
may  have  been  standing  as  late  as  1702, 
for  a  cottage  right  is  given  by  the  com- 
moners to  "  John  Higginson,  esq.,  for  his 
houfe  on  the  Neck  where  [near?]  Jn° 
Abbots."  Mr.  Higginson  owned  the  lot 
until  after  1700. 

Giihert  Tapley  House,  That  part  of 
this  lot  northwesterly  of  the  dashes  was 
probably  a  part  of  the  lot  mortgaged  by 
John  Pride  and  Mordecay  Craford  and 
the  latter's  wife  Judith  to  Capt.  Thomas 
Savage  of  Boston  Dec.  27,  i66i.|  Major 
Savage,  for  eight  pounds,  conveyed  this 
lot  being  half  an  acre,  "  lying  in  Salem  up- 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  19. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  7,  leaf  12. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  2,  leaf  33. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  134. 

on  ye  neck  of  land  neere  Winter  harbour 
enclosed  with  a  stonewall  the  most  part 
of  it,"  to  Gilbert  Tapley  of  Salem,  fisher- 
man, Nov.  7,  1677.*  The  executors  of 
the  will  of  Capt.  Walter  Price,  deceased, 
released  this  lot  to  Major  Savage  Dec. 
20,  i677.t 

That  part  of  the  lot  lying  southeasterly 
of  the  dashes  and  the  house  thereon  were 
the  property  of  Mordecai  Craford  before 
Oct.  15,  1677,  when  Henry  Bartholmew 
of  Salem  conveyed  to  Gilbert  Tapley  of 
Salem,  fisherman,  "  a  dwelling  house  with 
all  ye  ground  adjoining  to  ye  sd  house 
which  formerly  was  the  house  &  ground  of 
Mordecai  Craford,  in  Salem,  near  ye 
causeway  going  over  to  Winter  Island." J 

Mr.  Tapley  became  a  shoreman,  and 
died  possessed  of  the  house  and  lot  in 
1 7 14.  He  had  apparently  erected  an- 
other house  upon  the  lot,  as  the  inventory 
of  his  estate  mentions  "  a  dwelling  house 
&  small  dwelling  bouse  a  little  barn  and 
about  an  acre  of  land,"  valued  at  one 
hundred  pounds.  Mr.  Tapley's  adminis- 
trator, for  one  hundred  pounds,  conveyed 
the  lot  and  the  house  that  then  stood  up- 
on it  to  Capt.  John  Abbott  of  Salem, 
shoreman,  Feb.  14,  17 14-5. §  One  of 
the  houses  was  destroyed  or  removed,  ap- 
parently, in  1714.  Captain  Abbott  con- 
veyed the  house  and  lot,  then  called 
three-fourths  of  an  acre,  for  eighty  pounds, 
to  Benjamin  Ives  of  Salem,  merchant, 
Aug.  16,  1738.11  Mr.  Ives  became  a 
tanner,  and  died  in  the  summer  of  1752, 
possessed  of  the  land,  but  the  house  was 

John  Higginson  and  Sarah  Higginson 
House.  This  lot  was  conveyed  by  the 
executors  of  Capt.  Walter  Price  (who  died 
June  5,  1674)  to  Maj.  Thomas  Savage  of 
Boston,  merchant,  Dec.  20,  1677.!  The 
lot  then  had  a  stonewall  around  it  on  the 
land  side.  Major  Savage  built  a  house 
upon  the  lot,  and  died  possessed  of  the 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  168. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  189. 
iEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  5,  leaf  17. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  29,  leaf  254. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  74,  leaf  176. 



estate  in  1682.  In  his  will  he  gave  to 
his  daughter  Sarah,  wife  of  John  Higgin- 
son  of  Salem,  merchant,  two  hundred 
pounds  in  money  or  all  of  his  real  estate 
in  Salem,  at  her  election.  She  chose  the 
real  estate,  and  his  executors  conveyed 
the  same  to  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Higginson,  in- 
cluding this  lot  and  the  house  thereon, 
Aug.  18,  1683.*  John  Massey  of  Salem, 
husbandman,  evidently  had  some  interest 
in  the  lot,  bemg  perhaps  the  original 
owner,  and  he  released  it  to  the  executors 
of  Capt.  John  Price,  deceased,  March  7, 
1683-4.1  Mrs.  Higginson  died  June  24, 
17 13,  and  Mr.  Higginson  March  23,  1720. 
The  surviving  executor  of  the  will  of  Mr. 
Higginson,  for  three  hundred  pounds, 
conveyed  the  lot  and  buildings  thereon 
to  George  Daland  of  Salem,  cordwainer, 
Dec.  I,  1727,1  and  on  the  same  day  Mr. 
Daland  conveyed  the  same  estate,  for  a 
similar  consideration,  to  John  Higginson  of 
Salem,  shopkeeper,  son  and  surviving  ex- 
ecutor of  the  deceased  John  Higginson. § 
Mr.  Higginson  conveyed  the  lot  to  Benja- 
min Ives  of  Salem,  tanner,  the  house  be- 
ing gone,  April  8,  1730.II  Writing  in 
September,  1791,  Dr.  William  Bentley 
mentioned  the  site  of  this  house  as  fol- 
lows :  "  On  Winter  Island,  near  the  cause- 
way is  a  mound  of  earth  round  which  I 
traced  stones  set  in  the  earth,  and  on 
each  side  hollows,  that  to  the  eastward 
being  evidently  a  cellar,  and  the  other  ar- 
tificial tho'  'tis  smaller,  and  both  joining 
in  a  line  the  mound,  which  is  now  nearly 
two  feet  above  the  stones.  ...  I  find 
by  digging  that  it  was  a  very  large  house, 
and  that  the  heap,  which  lay  so  high  above 
the  ancient  method  of  putting  in  founda- 
tions, is  a  heap  of  earth  and  stones,  with 
the  old  bricks  and  rubbish  of  which  a 
large  stack  of  chimneys  was  made."^ 

T/ie  Fori.     This  fortification  was    es- 
tablished  in  or  before  1643.     I"^    1644, 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  94. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  8,  leaf  10. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  57,  leaf  49. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  52,  leaf  183. 
II Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  55,  leaf  92. 
ITJoumal  of  Dr.  William  Bentley  (in  manuscript), 
volume  XIX,  pages  211  and  213. 

Capt.  Thomas  Breadcake  was  permitted 
by  the  general  court  to  take  two  small 
guns  from  "Winter  Island  by  Salem*' 
for  his  cruise  against  Turkish  pi- 
rates. In  1652,  the  general  court  gave 
one  hundred  pounds  towards  the  fort. 
At  a  town  meeting  held  17:  3:  1655, 
"  Its :  Ordered  that  the  fort  vpon  winter 
[Hand]  shall  be  finished  with  all  speed  : 
Mr:  Corwin[e:]  Leif  t :  Lawthrope : 
Edmo :  Battar :  ar  apoynted  [to]  order 
the  work  aboute  the  forte  together  with 
those  form'ly  apoynted.  Its:  Ordered 
yt :  the  Hand  where  the  [fort]  is  :  is  ap- 
propriated for  the  vse  and  [  ]  of  the 
mayntaininge  the  fort.  Its  Ordered  yt 
those  men  apoynted  for  the  ordering  of 
the  fort :  haue  power  to  warne  men  to 
work  abou[te]  the  forte  to  the  finishinge 
of  it,  accordinge  to  the  ppor[tion]  of 
each  mans  Rate  :  and  vpon  the  neglecte 
of  any  [  ]  the  penality  of  3^ :  p  day  ac- 
cordinge to  a  [forjmer  order  to  be  des- 
trayned  vpon  them."  In  1666,  every 
male  in  the  town  above  the  age  of  sixteen 
years  was  required  to  take  his  turn  in 
working  upon  the  fort;  and  the  town 
spent  three  hundred  and  twenty  pounds. 
The  next  year  it  was  ordered  "that  the 
great  guns  be  carried  to  the  fort  with 
speed.''  In  1673,  it  was  repaired,  the 
"  great  artillery  got  ready  for  use,  and  all 
else  done  as  this  juncture  requires,"  as 
there  was  apprehension  of  hostile  move- 
ments by  the  Dutch.  In  1690,  it  was 
again  repaired  and  eleven  great  guns  and 
ammunition  were  brought  to  the  town. 
In  1699,  it  was  known  as  Fort  William, 
in  honor  of  the  king. 

In  1706,  There  was  a  serious  dispute 
between  the  house  and  the  governor  and 
council  because  the  latter  had  paid  the 
men  in  the  fort  without  consulting  the 
house.  In  1794,  after  the  Revolution, 
the  fort  was  ceded  to  the  United  States, 
and  Oct.  30,  1799,  the  royal  name  it  had 
borne  for  a  hundred  years  was  changed 
to  that  of  Fort  Pickering,  in  honor  of 
Timothy  Pickering.  The  fort  had  just 
been  rebuilt  under  the  superintendence 
of  Jonathan  Waldo  of  Salem,  an  apothe- 

SALEM    IN    1700.       NO.    20. 


cary ;  and  it  was  thought  to  be  in  some 
respects  a  model  fortification,  especially 
on  account  of  semi- circular  stone  car- 
riage-ways on  which  the  guns  were  worked. 
On  that  day,  which  was  the  64th  birth- 
day of  Pres.  John  Adams,  "At  12  o'clock 
the  company  marched  to  an  eminence 
near  the  fort,  where  the  superintendent 
of  the  works,  agreeable  to  the  direction 
of  the  secretary  of  war,  made  proclama- 
tion under  a  federal  discharge  of  a  rtillery 
that  the  fortress  of  the  United  States 
formerly  called  Fort  William  was  from 
that  day  forward  to  bear  the  name  of 
Fort  Pickering.  The  company  then  re- 
paired to  Captain  Felt's  where  they  dined 
.  a  number  of  toasts  appro- 
priate for  the  occasion  were  given  ;  and 
they  concluded  the  day  with  the  decent 
regularity  of  citizen  soldiers." 

The  fort  was  garrisoned  soon  after  it 
was  built,  and  also  in  the  time  of  the 
Dutch  troubles,  during  the  war  with  the 
French  and  Indians  and  in  the  war  of 
181 2.  There  was  a  brick  garrison  house 
and  barracks  within  its  stone  walls,  its 
garrison  consisting  of  a  single  sergeant, 
the  last  being  Sergeant  Cahoon.  This 
was  just  before  the  war  of  the  Rebellion. 

The  last  reconstruction  of  this  ancient 
fortification  was  during  the  war  of  the 
Rebellion  in  1863,  when  a  conflict  with 
England  seemed  likely  to  grow  out  of  the 
Mason- Slidell  affair.  The  old  fort  was 
then  demoHshed  and  new  and  more  ex- 
tensive works  were  constructed,  with 
bombproofs,  magazines,  a  ditch,  platforms 
for  heavy  guns  and  a  line  of  earthworks 
in  the  rear  extending  across  the  island. 

Ezekiel  Waters  Lot,  This  point  of 
land  belonged  to  Robert  Follett  in  1659, 
when  he  had  a  house  upon  it.  He  also 
owned  it  in  1669.  It  was  owned  by  Eze- 
kiel Waters  in  1700.  How  long  the 
house  stood  after  1659  is  not  known. 

Ezekiel  Waters  House.  This  lot  was 
a  part  of  that  conveyed  by  John  Ormes  of 
Salem,  carpenter,  to  Robert  Follett  of  Sa- 
lem, with  the  house  thereon,  May  24, 
1659.*     Mr.    Follett   conveyed   the  lot, 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i ,  leaf  67. 

the  house  being  gone,  to  Richard  Waters 
of  Salem,  gunsmith,  April  9,  1669.*  Mr. 
Waters  erected  a  new  house  upon  the  lot 
in  1 6  7 1 ;  and  before  it  was  finished  con- 
veyed the  eastern  half  of  it  and  that  part 
of  the  lot  to  his  son  Ezekiel  Waters,  for 
his  services  to  the  father  and  mother  to 
that  time,  Oct.  24,  1671.!  Richard  Wa- 
ters died  possessed  of  the  western  half  of 
the  house  and  that  part  of  the  lot  in  1677. 
It  was  then  appraised  at  seventy  pounds. 
In  his  will  he  devised  his  estate  to  his  wife 
Rejoice  for  her  life  with  power  to  sell 
and  convey  it.  In  her  "old  age,"  she 
conveyed  the  part  of  the  house  that  was 
devised  to  her  by  her  husband  and  that 
part  of  the  lot, being  the  western  portions  of 
the  house  and  lot,  to  her  son,  Ezekiel  Wa- 
ters, Oct.  20,  1 68 7. 1  There  were  also 
upon  the  lot  and  conveyed  with  the  same 
a  brewhouse  and  well.  Thus  Ezekiel 
Waters  became  the  owner  of  the  entire 
homestead.  Widows  Elizabeth  McMarr 
and  Martha  Coats,  both  of  Salem,  con- 
veyed one  third  of  the  land  and  buildmgs 
to  Nathaniel  Andrew  of  Salem,  merchant, 
March  19,  i742.§  Sarah  Felter  and  Jo- 
anna Felter,  both  of  Boston,  spinsters, 
granddaughters  of  Ezekiel  Waters,  con- 
veyed their  interest  to  Mr.  Andrew  March 
21,  1742.11  Widow  Rejoice  Bullock  of 
Boston  and  Priscilla  Waters  of  Boston,  sin- 
gle woman,  conveyed  their  interest  to  Mr. 
Andrew  on  the  same  day.f  The  house 
was  gone  before  the  death  of  Mr.  Andrew, 
which  occurred  Feb.  4,  1762. 

This  little  settlement  was  called  Water- 
town  (or  Waters'  town)  early  in  the  eight- 
eenth century. 

Abigail  Punchard  House.  This  was  a 
part  of  the  lot  that  was  conveyed  by  John 
Ormes  of  Salem,  carpenter,  to  Robert 
Follett  of  Salem  May  24,  1659.**  ^r. 
Follett  conveyed  the  lot  to  Richard  Wa 
ters  of  Salem,  gunsmith,  April  9,  1669. 


§  Essex 

II  Essex 




of  Deeds, 
of  Deeds, 
of  Deeds, 
of  Deeds, 
of  Deeds, 
of  Deeds, 
of  Deeds, 

book  3,  leaf  53. 
book  3,  leaf  134. 
book  8,  leaf  29. 
book  88,  leaf  169. 
book  88,  leaf  191. 
book  88,  leaf  192. 
book  I,  leaf  67. 



Mr.  Waters  conveyed  this  part  of  his 
homestead  to  his  daughter  Abigail,  wife  of 
WiUiam  Punchard,  who  had  just  erected  a 
house  thereon,  4  :  7  :  1671.*  The  house 
was  standing  in  1702,  when  it  was  in  his 
possession,  and  was  gone  in  1742,  while 
the  title  to  the  lot  was  in  their  children. 

Hannah  Striker  Lot.  This  was  a  part 
of  the  lot  that  was  conveyed  by  John 
Ormes  of  Salem,  carpenter,  to  Robert 
Follett  of  Salem  May  24,  1659.!  Mr. 
Follett  conveyed  the  lot  to  Richard  Wa- 
ters of  Salem,  gunsmith,  April  9,  1669. J 
Mr.  Waters  conveyed  this  lot  to  his  daugh- 
ter Hannah,  wife  of  Joseph  Striker,  Oct. 
26,  1675. §  The  lot  apparently  belonged 
to  Mr.  Striker  in  1700. 

Mary  Stephens  House.  This  was  a  part 
of  the  lot  that  was  conveyed  by  John 
Ormes  of  Salem,  carpenter,  to  Robert 
Follett  of  Salem  May  24,  1659.!  Mr. 
Follett  conveyed  the  lot  to  Richard  Wa- 
ters of  Salem,  gunsmith,  April  9,  1669.$ 
Mr.  Waters  conveyed  it  to  his  daughter 
Mary,  wife  of  Clement  English  of  Salem 
July  2,  1 6  71.  II  Mr.  English  had  erected 
a  house  upon  the  lot  before  the  date  of 
the  deed.  He  died  Dec.  23,  1682;  and 
the  lot  of  twelve  square  rods  and  the 
dwelling  house  and  a  little  cowhouse 
thereon  were  appraised  at  twenty-five 
pounds.  His  widow,  Mary,  married,  sec- 
ondly, John  Stephens  of  Salem,  fisher- 
man, before  Sept.  28,  1685.  The  house 
was  standing  in  1702,  when  she  owned  it, 
and  it  was  gone  before  1742. 

Estate  of  George  Burch  Lot.  This  lot 
belonged  to  George  Burch  in  1659,  when 
a  house  stood  thereon.  Mr.  Burch  died 
I  :  8  :  1672.  The  house  was  then  stand- 
ing, and,  with  the  lot,  was  appraised  at 
twenty- two  pounds.  The  house  was  gone 
before  1702  ;  the  lot  being  owned  by  the 
heirs  of  Mr.  Burch,  his  widow,  having 
married  again,  and  being  then  Mrs.  Cole, 
and  children,  Mary,  wife  of  John  Collins, 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  134. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  67. 
Ij:  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  53. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  127. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  148. 

fisherman,     and    Abigail   Burch,    single 
woman,  all  of  Salem. 

Robert  Follett  House.  This  lot  was  a 
part  of  the  land  conveyed  by  John  Ormes 
of  Salem,  carpenter,  to  Robert  Follett  of 
Salem,  shoreman  or  husbandman.  May  24, 
1659.*  Mr.  Follett  immediately  built  a 
small  house  thereon,  and,  for  ten  pounds, 
conveyed  the  house  and  lot  to  his  grand- 
son, William  Herbert  of  Salem,  mariner, 
April  29,  1703.1  Mr.  Herbert  died  pos- 
sessed of  the  house  and  lot  before  1732, 
when  two  at  least  of  his  children  were 
William  and  Benjamin.  The  house  was 
gone  before  Jan.  20,  1761,  when  Capt. 
Benjamin  Herbert  died  possessed  of  the 
lot,  the  house  being  gone. 

Philip  English  House.  That  part  of 
this  lot  lying  north  of  the  northern  dashes 
belonged  to  Humphrey  Woodbury  in 
1669.  It  subsequently  belonged  to  Rob- 
ert Codnam ;  and  later  was  the  property 
of  Edward  Wilson  of  Salem,  ship-carpen- 
ter. The  latter  removed  to  Fairfield, 
Conn.,  before  Jan.  24,  1679,  when  he 
conveyed  this  part  of  the  lot,  for  nine 
pounds,  to  Benjamin  Browne  of  Salem, 
merchant. J  Mr.  Browne  conveyed  it  to 
Philip  EngHsh  of  Salem,  mariner,  Feb.  9, 
i679-8o.§  There  was  a  house  upon  this 
lot  before  1661,  but  it  was  not  subse- 
quently mentioned. 

The  remainder  of  the  lot  belonged  to 
Richard  HoUingsworth  of  Salem,  mariner, 
in  1672. 

The  lot  marked  "A"  was  conveyed  by 
Capt.  John  Corwine  to  Philip  Cromwell 
of  Salem;  and  Mr.  Cromwell  died  pos- 
sessed of  the  lot  March  30,  1693.  His 
executor  conveyed  it  to  Philip  English  of 
Salem,  merchant,  Nov.  10,  1697. || 

The  lot  marked  "B"  was  set  of!  to 
Philip  English  on  execution  against  Mr. 
HoUingsworth  15:  3:  1675.^  This  was 
then  part  of  an  orchard. 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  67. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  17,  leaf  67. 
X  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  5,  leaf  59. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  5,  leaf  62. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  13,  leaf  64. 
TF  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  125. 



The  lot  marked  *'  C  "  was  set  ofif  on  ex- 
ecution to  Henry  Bartholmew  of  Salem; 
and  he  conveyed  it  to  Philip  English  1 7  : 
8  :  1677.*     This  was  part  of  the  orchard. 

The  lot  marked  "  D/'  having  a  house 
upon  it  in  1673,  was  conveyed  by  Mr. 
Hollingsworth  to  Philip  Cromwell  of 
Salem  soon  after  that  date.  Mr.  Crom- 
well died  possessed  of  the  lot  March  30, 
1693.  His  executor  conveyed  it  to  Philip 
English,  the  house  being  gone,  Nov.  10, 

The  lot  marked  "  E  "  was  conveyed  by 
Mr.  Hollingsworth  to  Philip  Cromwell  of 
Salem  Jan.  27,  1672-3. J  It  was  a  half 
■acre  of  pasture.  Mr.  Cromwell  died  pos- 
sessed of  the  lot  March  30,  1693;  and 
his  executor  conveyed  it  to  Philip  Eng- 
lish Nov.  10,  i697.t 

The  lot  marked  "  F  "  was  the  small  lot 
of  twelve  square  rods  conveyed  by  Mr. 
Hollingsworth,  for  five  pounds,  to  Peter 
Welcome  of  Boston  Aug.  19,  i672.§  Mr. 
Welcome  had  "  lately  "  built  a  dwelling 
house  upon  the  lot.  He  conveyed  the 
house  and  lot  to  Philip  Cromwell  of  Sa- 
lem April  17,  1673.11  ^r-  Cromwell  died 
possessed  of  the  house  and  lot  March  30, 
1693;  2ind  his  executors  conveyed  the 
same  to  Philip  English  Nov.  10,  1697.! 
The  house  was  gone  in  1702. 

Thus  Mr.  English  became  owner  of  the 
entire  lot,  and  continued  its  owner  until 
his  decease  in,  or  before,  1737. 


The  will  of  Joseph  Peasley  of  Salisbury 
was  proved  in  the  court  held  at  Salisbury 
April  9,  1 66 1.  The  following  is  a  copy 
of  the  original  on  file  in  the  probate  office 
at  Salem. 

The  ||la£t||  will  and  teftament  of  Joseph 
Peafly  is  that  my  deats  fhall  bee  paid  out 
of  my  estate  and  the  remainner   of  my 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  5,  leaf  62. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  13,  leaf  64, 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  55. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  161. 
Jl  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  8,  leaf  141. 

eftat  wich  is  left  my  deats  being  paid  I 
doe  give  and  dooe  beequeaf  the  on  have 
vnto  mery  my  wiff  during  her  life  and  I 
doo  giue  to  my  dafter  Sera  all  my  houf 
and  lands  that  I  have  at  Salfbery  and  I 
doo  give  vnto  Josef  my  Sonne  all  my  land 
that  I  have  upon  the  plain  at  Haverell 
and  doo  all  fo  giue  vnto  Jofef  my  Sonn 
II  all  II  medo  ling  in  the  Eaft  medo  at  Ha- 
verell and  doo  give  vnto  Josef  my  Sonn 
all  my  right  in  the  oxespafter  at  Haverell 
and  doo  giue  vnto  Josef  my  Sonn  five  of 
the  common  rites  that  doo  be  long  vnto 
the  plain  I  doo  give  vnto  my  dafter 
Elesebeth  my  forty  fouer  eakers  of  vpland 
lying  weft  word  of  Haverell  and  doo  giue 
vnto  my  dafter  Elesebeth  fouer  Eakers 
and  a  have  of  medo  liing  in  the  weft  medo 
at  Haverell  and  doo  all  so  give  to  my 
dafter  Elesebeth  fouer  of  the  common 
rits  that  doo  belong  to  the  plain  and  doo 
give  vnto  my  daffter  Jean  tenn  shillen  and 
to  my  dafter  mary  tenn  Shellens  I  doo 
give  vnto  Sarah  Saier  my  granchild  my 
II  vp  II  land  and  medo  liing  at  Speaket  reuer 
and  I  doo  give  vnto  my  Sunn  Josef  all 
the  re  mainer  of  my  land  at  Haverell  wich 
is  not  beare  disposed  of  this  is  my  laft 
will  and  teftement  being  in  my  righ[t] 
mind  and  memore  wittnes  my  hand  the 
II  of  nouember  1660 

wittnes  Phill :  Challis 

Thomas  Barnard  Josef  pesle 
Richard  Courrier 

I  doo  all  so  make  mary  my  wiffe  my 
SouU  exseceter  and  doo  allso  leave  Josef 
my  Sunn  and  the  esteat  that  I  haue  giueen 
him  to  my  wiffe  desposen  tell  Josef  my 
Sonn  be  twenty  yeares  of  aige 


Samuel  Bishop  married  Eleanor  Mat- 
thews Dec.  25,  1718 ;  and  had  children: 
Samuel,  baptized  Nov.  2,  1729:  John, 
baptized  Oct.  3,  1731 :  and  Mary,  baptized 
May  20,  1733. 

Children  of  John  and  Sarah  Bishop  : 
John,  baptized  Dec.  7,  i755  J  Samuel, 
baptized  May  21,  1758;  and  Sarah,  bap- 
tized Jan.  24,  1762. 



James  Bishop  married  Mary  Ball,  both 
of  Marblehead,  Sept.  i6,  1765  ;  and  they 
had  son  James  baptized  May  25,  1766. 

— Marblehead  records. 


Continued  from  page  4^. 

Court,  25  ;  I  :  165 1. 

Judges :  John  Endicot,  esquire,  dep.- 
gov.,  Mr.  Symon  Broadstreet  and  Mr. 
Samuell  Symonds. 

Trial  jury :  Moses  Pengry,  Jerymyah 
Belchar,  Thomas  Clarke,  William  Fellows, 
Regnall  Foster,  Ezekell  Northen,  Willm 
Law,  John  Tod,  John  Pickard,  Nicholas 
Noyce,  Tho  :  Coleman  and  John  Hull. 

Robert  Crose    v.    Cornelious   Waldo. 

John  Broadstreet  v.  Joseph  Muzye. 
Slander.  Judgment  for  plaintiff,  ;£6 ; 
defendant  to  make  such  acknowledgment 
as  the  court  shall  appoint  in  the  meeting- 
house at  Ipswich  on  some  lecture  day 
within  three  weeks,  or  to  pay  £4  more. 

John  Chattor  v.  Nathaniel  Wire.  For 
detaining  a  beast.  ["Brother  Wier's  letter 

from about  a  writing  Mr.  En- 

dicote  had  of  you,"  etc.,  about  the  ear 
mark.  Christopher  Bartlet  testified  in 
reference  to  arbitration,  and  to  going  to 
the  steer  with  Goodman  Wire  and  an- 
other, laying  the  ear  upon  a  piece  of 
paper  and  marking  it  out  with  a  pen,  and 
also  that  the  ear  was  cut.  Sworn  in 
Ipswich  court,  25  :  i  :  165 1.  John  Davis 
deposed  about  a  strange  steer  being  at 
his  house,  which  he  cried  in  the  meeting- 
house; that  Goodman  Wier  came  to  see 
whether  it  was  his,  and  he  said  it  was  not ; 
that  John  Chator  came  to  "my  house  "  to 
see  it  four  days  afterward,  said  it  was  his, 
Chator  carried  it  to  his  (Chator's)  house 
and  he  has  got  it  still.  Archelaus  Wood- 
man deposed  as  to  the  mark.  John  Knight 
testified  that,  being  in  Goodman  Wire's 
yard  upon  a  lecture  day,  Goodman 
Adames  came,  saying  he  was  come  to  see 
the  steer,  which  was  a  little  black  one ; 
Wire  asked  him  whether  it  was  Goodman 
John  Chater's ;  he  answered,  "No ;  but  my 
children  know  him  better  than  I."    John 

Emery,  sr.,  deposed  that  the  six  arbitra- 
tors asked  Goodman  Roper,  who  new 
ear-marked  the  steer.  He  said  he  did 
not.  He  said,  "  I  sold  the  steer  to  Will 
Titcombe,  and  John  Chater  claimed  it  by 
reason  of  the  ear-mark."  Goodman 
Roper  said  he  cut  it  deeper  to  make  it 
plamer.  Robert  Adams  testified  that  he 
sold  the  steer  to  Goodman  Chater ;  and 
his  daughter  Joane  Adams,  aged  above 
seventeen  years,  testified  the  same. 
Richard  Browne  testified  about  the  steer. 
Edmund  Moores  testified  that  he  was 
asked  to  go  to  Goodman  Adams,  house  to 
see  the  steer,  etc.  Francis  Browne  testi- 
fied that  he  believes  the  steer  to  be  Chat- 
er's. John  Trewman  testified  that  the 
steer  John  Cheter  bought  of  Goodman 
Adams  was  delivered  to  me,  that  I  kept 
it  six  weeks,  and  that  this  is  not  the  steer. 
John  Bartlet  testified  that  he  was  about 
to  buy  John  Cheter' s  steer,  but  this  was 
not  it.  The  plaintiff  demanded  the  steer 
in  custody  of  Nathaniel  Wyer  on  the  testi- 
mony of  Archelaus  Woodman  and  of  the 
above  named  Robert  and  Joan  Adams 
and  of  Abraham  Adams,  aged  about  ten 
years,  daughter  and  son  of  said  Robert 
Adams. — I^t/es.  ] 

Alexander  Knight  v.  Theophilus  Will- 
son.     Defamation. 

Edward  Clarke  v.  Jo :  Newman. 
[Richard  Kembell,  jr.,  deposed  that  John 
Newman  came  to  him  about  the  middle 
of  this  winter  and  said  that  he  would  hire 
a  pair  of  oxen  for  Edward  Clark,  though 
they  cost  him  three  pounds.  Wilm 
Whiteridg  deposed  that  he  was  present  in 
the  company  of  Edward  Clark,  John  New- 
man ,  Henery  Kemball  and  Thomas  Whit- 
eridg about  last  Michelemesse  time;  John 
Newman  spoke  to  Edward  Clarke  of  two 
oxen  which  Clarke  had  hired  of  him,  etc. ; 
and  Newman  would  have  Clark  go  to 
Roger  Lankton  about  the  oxen.  Thomas 
Newman  testified  that  he  came  "to  my 
Brother  John "  and  said  that  the  oxen 
had  been  let  to  Edward  Clark;  sworn 
30:  11:  1650,  before  Samuel  Symonds. 
Thomas  Kimball  testified  that  he  heard 
John  Newman  say  that    Edward   Clark 



had  hired  the  oxen ;  sworn  in  court  2  7  : 
I  :  165 1.  Witness  subpoenas  to  Marke 
Symons  and  Robert  Lord  of  Ipswich,  in 
this  case,  dated  25  :  i  :  165 1;  by  the 
court,     John    Whipple. — Files.'] 

Tho  :  Dorman  undertakes  to  pay  for  Je  : 

John  Pike  v.  John  Wright   and   John 
Davis.     For  taking  away  a  rick  of  hay. 

William  Flint   v.  Edmond  Farrington. 
Review.     [Phillip  Verin  and  John   Hill, 
aged  above  twenty   years,    testified    that 
they   saw   Mathew   ffarrington    and    two 
others  with  him  come  to  William  fflint's 
yard  at   Mr.    Downing's   farm    when   he 
lived  there,  and  they  brought  two  teams 
and  loaded  with  hay.     Sworn  to  before 
Jo  :  Endecott,  dep.-gov.     Witness  bill  of 
John    Davis   and   John   Wright.     Ruben 
Guppy  and  Parsca  Souden  (also  Sawden) 
testified  that  we  were  mowing  the  hay  for 
which  Wm.  fflynt   and   Daniell  Rumbell 
were    sued   by  old  goodman  ffarrington 
of  Lynn  j  said  ffarrington  came  to  us  and 
showed  us  the  bounds  of  his  farm,  which 
were  a   great  oak  on  one  side  and  two 
pines  on  the  other;  where  we  mowed  was 
none  of  his.     Sworn  before  Jo  Endecott, 
dep.-gov.      Edward     Burcham    testified 
that   he   was   with  Goodman  ffarrington 
when  the   hay  was   levied   on ;   William 
Flint  his  man  told  us  that  such  a  parcel  was 
Goodman  ffarrington 's  hay,  and  that  was 
levied  on,    by   the   marshall.      Copy  of 
judgment,  Salem  court,  26  :  10  :  1648,  in 
Edmund    ffarrington  v.  Lawrence    Suth- 
wicke    and    Danyell    Rumball;  action  of 
trespass,   cutting    grass,    etc.        Daniell 
Rumball  testified  about  the  hay;  sworn 
before  Jo :  Endecott,  dep.-gov.,  26  :   i  : 
165 1  ;  copy.     Daniell  How,  sometime  an 
inhabitant   of  Lynn,  was   a   lot-layer   of 
Lynn,  and  with  brother  Walker  and  broth- 
er Collins  (also  lot  layers)  testified  about 
Edmund  ffarrington's  five-acre  meadow  lot 
at  west  end  of  long  meadow  without  Mr. 
Humphry's  farm ;  those  who  lived  at  the 
farm  informed  us  as  to  the  bounds,  Aug. 
28,  1649.     Sworn  before  Robert  Bridges 
2  :  8mo  :  1649  y  copy.     Edmund  ffarring- 
ton's  bill  of  costs.— Files,'] 

Samuell  Dalibar  v.  Andrew  Leyster 
(also.  Leister).  Case.  [Samuell  Dllover, 
living  in  Marblehead,  letter  from  Andrew 
Lester,  dated  Gloster  8  mo:  10:  1649; 
"Samvoll  dallouer  my  loue  remembrd 
unto  you  this,"  etc. ;  <<  send  bill  to  Mr. 
Rusell,"  etc.  Order  to  Mr.  Rusell, 
dated  Feb.  24,  1650,  signed  by  Andrew 
Lester  (his  mark  A),  to  deliver  certain 
woolen  cloth  to  Samuel  Dahber. — Files]. 

Jeremiah  Belchar  v.  Charles  Glover. 
Debt.  Withdrawn.  [John  Newmarch 
testified  that  Charles  Glover  promised  to 
satisfy  Goodman  Bellsher  for  money. 

John  Devorbc  v.  Mr.  Valintyne  Hill. 
Two  cases.  [Writ :  To  marshall  of  Boston  : 
John  Devorex  v.  Mr.  Vallentine  Hill  of 
Boston ;  charge  of  voyage  at  Munhegen 
in  1650,  and  the  former  part  of  that 
winter,  in  1649,  at  Marblehead;  dated 
12  :  25  :  1650;  by  the  court,  Henry  Bar- 
tholmew;  served  by  Richard  Waite. 
Bill  of  John  Devericks  to  Mr.  Hill,  upon 
a  fishing  voyage  at  Marblehead.     Paid  to 

Major  Seidgwick  Vinson   of  Cape 

Ann,  for  provision  while  stage  was  build- 
ing, for  building  a  stage  at  Annisquam. 
To  Gabrill  Hatherly  and  John  Gorgroell 
out  of  their  shares.  To  Mr.  Lake,  Mr. 
Hathorne;  to  John  Bennet  and  Mather 
Coe,  portlidge ;  to  Rich :  Rowland  and 
James  Smith ;  to  Mr.  Manninge,  boat  hire ; 
to  Arter  Sanden,  beer,  etc. ;  and  to  Mr. 
Stilman,  for  provisions.  Bills  of  disburs- 
ments  to  Captain  Hawthen.  Bills  refer- 
ring to  Tho :  Yow,  Mr.  Browne,  Tho : 
Bowen  ;  etc.  Bill  of  John  Deverickes  of 
Marblehead,  June,  1650.  Bill  of  Mr. 
Hill  due  to  John  Devorix,  voyage  at  Mar- 
blehead and  Munhegon  last  year;  John 
Stacy's  wages,  Tho :  Yeow,  Mr.  Brown, 
Thomas  Boen's  wages  at  Marblehead. 
Bill  of  same  15  :  12  :  1647,  to  Goody 
Knight  and  Goody  Parkes.  Bill  of  Ben- 
jamin Mungey.  Letter  from  John  Man- 
ning to  John  Deverix  :  — 
"  mr  John  deverix 

**  I  moft  kindly  falut  yow  ettq*  I  fhall 
Intreat  yow  that  yow  would  deliuer  up 
my  bote  unto  my  brother  Mofes  the  firft 
of  June  and  the  hire  of  him  in  fifh.   Ac- 



cording  as  you  and  I  agread  for  with  all 
things  that  doth  belong  to  him  foe  not 
Ells  att  pTent     reft  yo"  to  Command 

"  John  Manning" 
Receipt    of    Tho     Lake    of    Mr.    Jno. 
Deuerex  on  account  of  Mr.  Jno.  Manning, 
July  21,  1647.     John  Deuerix  testified  as 
to  expenditures  for  Mr.  Hill  among  his 
men  that  fished  for  him  in  1647.      Mr. 
William  Lullaby  testified  that  in  12  th  mo  : 
1649,  being  at  Mr.  Hill's  house  in  Boston 
with  John  Deverex  Mr.  Hill  much   im- 
portuned him  to  go  to  Munhigon  with  his 
men   (one  of  whom  the  affiant  was  ap- 
parently), saying  that  if  he  should  leave 
him  all  his  men  would  forsake  him,  and 
he  would  be  undone,  etc.     Mathew  Coe 
testified  that  he  was  employed,  in  1647, 
by  Mr.  Hill  in  fishing,  but  agreed  as  to 
wages  with  John  Deuerex,  and  was  paid 
by  the  latter,  and  not  by  Major  Sedgwake 
nor  Mr.  Hill.     James  Browne  testified  as 
to  what  was  fetched  from  Goodman  San- 
dens  in  beer  and  provisions  at  the  weigh- 
ing of  the  fish,  etc.     James  Browne  and 
Francis  Johnson  testified  that  Mr.  Thom- 
as Lake  said  that  John  Deverex  demand- 
ed his  money,  etc.     James  Smith  testified 
that  he  sold  something  to  Mr.  Chapell, 
master  of  Mr.  Hill's  voyage,  at  Marble- 
head,  in  1647,  an  order  being  given  by 
Mr.  Hill  to  John   Deuerick.     Sworn   to 
before  Jo  :  Endecott,  dep.  gov.     Francis 
Johnson   testified   about  John   Deverick, 
etc.,  in  Salem  court  25;  12:   1650,   and 
the  same  by  James  Browne    12;    i  mo : 
1 650- 1.     Thomas  Hawkins  testified  that 
he  heard  John  Devericks  and  John  Ben- 
nett say  that  they  had  none  of  the  meal, 
etc.,  that  Mr.  Price  of  Salem  charged  to 
Mr.    Hills   in    1646   and    1647.      James 
Browne  testified  as  to  a  boat  hired  of  Mr. 
Maninge  that  Major  Sedgwicke  ordered 
me  not  to  pay  for,   etc.     James   Browne 
testified  that  though  Mathew  Coe  was  ap- 
pointed to  haue  his   portlidge   of  Major 
Sedgwick,  yet  he  had  it  of  John  Deue- 
ricks  in  fish,  etc.     James  Browne  testified 
that  he  "faw  John  Deuerix  deliver  a  board 
a  veffell  that  to  my  befte   remembrance 
was  ould  Groces  w*''*  m'  Edward  Weath- 

ridge  was  in  &  that  m^  weatheridge  tooke* 
fifhe  from  the  ftage  m'  Hill  beinge  then 
prefent."  George  Tucker  testified  that 
Mr.  Hill  being  at  Munhigon  when  John 
Deverex  was  in  his  employ,  etc.  Richard 
Waite,  aged  about  fifty  years,  deposed 
that  being  at  Marblehead  12th  month 
last  year,  John  Deverix  demanded  ^1^ 
of  Mr.  Vallentine  Hill  for  a  fishing  voyage 
at  Munheagon  this  last  summer.  Job 
Hawkings  testified  the  same.  Sworn  before 
William  Stibbins  24  :  i  :  1650. — Files.'] 
Mr.  Willm  Norton  v.  Richard  John- 
son. [Samuel  Taylor  testified  that  being  at 
Goodman  Armitayge's,  Mastor  Norten  and 
Goodman  Johnson,  said  etc.  John  Hard^ 
man  testified  that  being  at  the  house  of 
Joseph  Armitage  when  Mr.  Willm  Nor- 
ton of  Ipswich  and  Rich  Johnson  had  a 
difference  about  some  pay,  about  paying 
him  at  Lynn,  and  that  Edward  Burcham 
was  present.  Sworn  to  24  :  i  :  1650,  be- 
fore Rob :  Bridges.  Edward  Burchum 
testified  somewhat  as  John  Hardman 
above,  and  also  that  Norton  had  a  bill 
that  he  had  bought  of  Richard  Johnson, 
which  was  made  over  to  Richard  Johnson, 
by  Abraham  Frghe^  etc. — Files.] 

Made  free  :  of  Ipswich,  Mr.  Samuel  Sy- 
monds,  jr.,  Nath :  Stow  and  John  Lay- 
ton  ;  of  Newbury,  John  Chattor ;  and  of 
Andover,  Willm  Ballard. 

John  Frye  sworn  sealer  of  weights 
and  measures  for  Andover;  and  John 
Trumble,  for  Rowley. 

John  Knolton  sworn  constable  for  Ip- 

John  Perye  of  Newbery  discharged  of  ~ 
his  bond  of  good  behavior. 

Mr.  William  Gerish,  John  Pike,  jr.,  and 
Mr.  Edward  Woodman  chosen  to  end 
small  causes  for  Newbury ;  and  the  first 
two  were  sworn. 

VVill  and  inventory  of  Tho  :  Barker,  late 
of  Rowly,  received  and  proved.* 

Mr.   Jonathan    Wade    allowed    costs, 
being    summoned   by    Willm     Symonds, 
and  the  action  not  entered. 

*A  copy  of  this  will  is  in    The  AntiquariaUy 
volume  IV,  page  88. 



Abraham  Whitacre,'  for  pilfering  ten 
pounds  from  his  master,  Joseph  Jewett,  to 
pay  him  thirty  pounds  and  fees  of  court. 
[Presented  for  pilfering:  certain  goods 
from  Joseph. Juett  of  Rowley.  Witnesses  : 
Joseph  Juett  and  goodman  Acey. — 

[George  Keyser  deposed  about  a  bill 
that  he  had  charged  upon  one  Mr.  Gray, 
etc.  Sworn  to  before  Robt  Bridges  24  : 
I  :  1650.  Mr.  Bridges  added  to  the  affi- 
davit a  note  addressed  to  the  court  saying 
that  he  sends  depositions  of  Jon°  Mans- 
feild  and  Anthony  Newhall  referring  to 
arbitration  between  George  Keyser  and 
Thom^  Newhall. — Files.']  Georg  Keizer 
given  fees  as  witness  in  Salem 

Mary  Muzye,  "being  of  age,"  according 
to  her  father's  will,  chose  Mr.  John  Nor- 
ton for  her  guardian  and  gave  him  power 
to  dispose  of  her  in  marriage. 

Mr.  Valentine  Hill,  Thomas  Haukins 
and  Jeremiah  Belchar  signed  bond  to 
prosecute  said  Hill's  appeal. 

John  Chote,  for  stealing  apples,  to  pay 
Mr.  Hubard  eighteen  pence  and  fees  of 
witnesses  and  court.  [John  Chote  of 
Ipswich  presented,  10:  8  mo:  1650,  for 
stealing  fruit  out  of  Mr.  Hubard's  orchard. 
Witnesses :  goodwife  Starkweather  and 
Thomas  Bishopp.  Samuel  Ayres  testified 
that  being  a  general  training  at  Charles- 
town,  Theophilus  Salter  asked  me  whether 
I  called  at  Mr.  Hubbard's  farm;  I  re- 
plied. No ;  he  asked  John  Chote  to  go  to 
Hubbard's  and  get  some  apples;  and 
Chote  said  that  he  was  afraid  to.  Wil- 
liam Auerill  testified  that  being  at  the 
raising  of  a  house  where  Goodman  Bishop 
and  Theophilus  Salter  were.  Bishop 
asked  Salter  about  taking  the  apples,  etc. 
Joseph  Fowlar  stated  that  Theophilus 
said  that  he  would  bear  out  John  Chot  in 
his  appeal,  about  taking  apples  in  Mr. 
Hubbard's  orchard,  etc.  Joseph  Begsy 
heard  Chote  say  that  Mistress  Hubard 
gave  him  leave.  Thomas  Bishop  testified 
that  Theophilus  Salter  said  that  he  did 
not  tell  John  Chote  that  he  had  leave  to 
take  apples.     Joseph  Lanckton  testified 

that  as  he  was  going  to  the  last  general 
training  at  Charlestowne,  with  Theophilus 
Salter,  John  Chote  and  John  Buck,  when 
they  came  near  Mr.  Hubbert's  farm, 
Salter  said  he  would  have  apples,  as  he 
had  leave  of  Mistress  Hubbert,  and  he 
pursuaded  John  Choat  to  go  in  with 
him,  and  he  said,  Joseph  Bixbe  is  my 
witness. — Files.] 

Ezekiel  Northen  fined. 

Rich :  Swan  fined  three  shillings ,  and 
to  pay  fees  of  Ezekell  Northen  and  court. 
[Richard  Swaine  of  Rowley  presented, 
10  :  8  mo  :  1650,  for  breach  of  the  peace 
in  striking  Ezekiel  Northen  in  the  face 
with  a  staff  or  goad.  Witnesses  :  Deacon 
Mitchall  and  Good  Acey. — Files.] 

Mary  Crose  to  pay  Mr.  Rogers  twelve 
shillings  witness  fees  and  ten  shillings  for 
a  proved  lie.  [Mary  Cross  of  Rowley 
presented,  10:  8m:  1650,  for  lying  and 
pilfering.  Witnesses  :  Elder  Raynor  and 
Deacon  Michael.  Thomas  Dickanson 
notified  the  marshall  that  the  freemen  of 
[Ro]wlay  have  chosen  Ezekiel  Northen,, 
[J]ohn  Pickard,  John  Tode  and  William 
Lawe,  jurymen,  and  warned  Richard 
Swane,  Abraham  Whiteker  and  Mary 
Crose  ye  wife  of  Twyfourde  West  and  also> 
as  witnesses  Elder  Rainer,  Deacon  Migh- 
el,  Joseph  Jowet  and  William  Asee.  En- 
dorsed by  jury  Moses  Pengry,  Serg.  Jer :: 
Belcher,  Serg.  Tho  :  Clarke,  Will  Fellows, 
Regnell  Foster,  Ezekiel  Northen,  Wil-- 
liam  Law,  John  Tod,  Jo  :  Pickard,  Nicolas 
Noyce,  Thomas  Colman  and  Jo :  Hull. 
Humfry  Reyner  and  Thomas  Mighell 
certify  that  they  being  at  the  house  where 
Mary  Crosse  did  dwell  (she  being  to 
serve  Mistris  Shoue,  and  were  called  to 
care  for  her  goods),  we  saw  some  bags 
of  malt  there,  and  asked  her  (Mary 
Crosse)  where  she  had  that ;  she  said  it 
was  goodman  Cross',  and  she  had  it  to 
grind  for  him.  She  said  he  had  it  of 
Charles  Brown,  but  goodman  Crosse  and 
Charles  Brown  denied  it.  She  afterward 
said  she  took  it  out  of  Mr.  Rogers'  cham- 
ber without  his  knowledge  or  consent. 
Thomas  Mighell  testified  that  the  malt 
Mary  West  saw  was  goodman  Cross'  which/ 



Elder  Rainer  and  I  saw  in  Mistress 
Shove's  house,  when  Mary  West  was  their 
servant,  etc. — Files.'] 

William  Randall  and  his  wife  fined  forty 
shillings  for  suspicion  of  uncleanness, 
and  to  pay  fees  of  court  and  of  witnesses, 
John  Emery  and  his  wife.  [William 
Randall  of  Newbury  and  his  wife  Elizabeth 
presented,  lo  :  8  mo  :  1650,  for  suspicion 
of  fornication.  Their  child  was  born 
nine  or  ten  weeks  before  due  time.  Wit- 
nesses :  John  Emery,  jr.,  and  his  wife. 
John  Emmery  and  his  wife  Hener  deposed 
that  William  Randall  and  his  wife  Eliza- 
beth was  married  a  fortnight  and  a  day  or 
two  after  myallfcity  and  said  Elizabeth 
was  brought  to  bed  May  14,  1650.  Mary 
Emery  deposed  that  William  Rendale  de- 
nied that  the  child  was  his  as  it  came  be- 
fore her  time.  I  said  she  might  come  a 
month  before  her  time.  He  replied  that 
from  six  or  seven  weeks  before  marriage 
he  would  own  the  child  to  be  his. — Files.'] 

Mr.  Sewall,  for  contemptuous  speeches 
and  gestures  to  Rev.  Ezekiel  Rogers, 
Matthew  Boyse,  etc.,  admonished  and  to 
make  acknowledgement  in  the  Rowley 
meeting  house,  being  called  on,  or  pay 
forty  shillings.  [Mr.  Henry  Sewell  of 
Rowley  presented  26:  i:  1651.  Wit- 
nesses :  the  grand  jurymen  of  Rowley, 
Thomas  Michall,  Mathew  Boyes,  etc. 
Rowley,  loth  mo:  1650,  Humfrey  Rey- 
ner,  Thomas  Mighell,  Ezekiel  Northend 
and  Will and  Mathew  Boyce  certi- 
fied that  Mr.  Shouell  was  walking  in  the 
foremost  seat  in  the  meeting  house  of 
Rowlye  near  the  pulpit.  Mr.  Rogers, 
being  present  and  ready  to  step  into  the 
place  to  begin  prayer,  said,  "  Mr.  Showell, 
cease  your  walking."  Mr.  Showel  an- 
swered *'  You  should  have  come  sooner," 
etc.  Mr.  Showel  continued  his  walk,  our 
pastor  said,  "Mr.  Shouell,  remember 
where  you  are ;  this  is  the  house  of  God." 
Mr.  Shouel  answered  with  a  loud  voice,  "  I 
know  how  to  behave  myself  in  the  house 
of  God  as  well  as  you,"  etc.  Then  our 
pastor  said,  "  Rather  than  that  he  disturb 
the  congregation  put  him  out."  Mr. 
Showell  replied,  "Let  us  see  who  dare." 

After  this  a  brother  spoke  to  him  in  a 
friendly  way,  but  Mr.  Showell  with  a  stern 
countenance  and  threatening  manner 
said  he  would  take  a  course  with  some  of 
us,  etc.  On  another  Lord's  day  Showell 
was  walking  in  the  meeting  house,  a  part 
of  the  congregation  being  assembled,  he, 
looking  up,  said,  "  Good  Lord,  this  day 
is  spent,  I  know  not  how,  and  nothing  is 
yet  done,"  expressing  some  trouble  in 
other  words.  Sworn  to  by  said  H.  R.  and 
M.  B.,  25  :  I  :  1651,  in  Ipswich  court. — 
Files.]  The  following  is  a  copy  of  the 
acknowledgment : — 

"I  Henry  Sewall  being  p'^fented  to  the 
Court  holden  at  Ipf  w^'h  in  the  first  month 
165 1  for  contemptuous  fpeaches,  &  ges- 
tures, to  the  reverend  m'^  Ezeckiell  Rogers 
&  others  in  the  publiq®  meeting ;  and  the 
truth  thereof  being  prooved  by  full  Tes- 
timony; vpon  which  as  part  of  y®  fentence 
I  am  inioyned  to  make  my  confeffion  & 
acknowledgment  of  my  great  finne  against 
god  &  offence  against  his  mef  finger,  &  ef- 
petially  in  charging  Mathew  Boyfe  about 
buying  my  howfe  for  the  remoovall  of  me 
out  of  the  Towne  which  was  denyed  by 
him,  &  not  pved  by  me.  I  doe  now  in 
the  p'^fence  of  god  &  of  this  reverand  af- 
fembly  freely  acknowledg  my  evell  ac- 
cording to  the  full  extent  of  the  Testi- 
monies and  doe  earnestly  deiire  you  all 
to  pray  to  the  god  of  all  wifdome  &  grace 
to  pardon  thefe  &  all  other  my  finnes  & 
to  guide  me  in  his  blef  fed  wayes  of  Truth 
&  peace  for  tyme  to  come." 

Thomas  Rolinson,  proven  impotent, 
on  complaint  of  his  wife,  he  is  to  take 
counsel  of  physicians  forthwith,  follow 
their  advice,  and  report  to  court. 

John  Deverex  swears  to  account  of  the 
voyage.  Mentions  Mr.  Hill  and  Marble- 

June  3,  1651. 

Rowly,  presented  for  defect  in  the  high- 
ways, being  mended,  is  discharged,  pay- 
ing fees  of  court.  [Town  of  Rowley  pre- 
sented, ist  mo  :  1 65 1,  for  defect  in  high- 
way between  Rowley  and  Newbury.  Wit- 
nesses :  Mr.  Gerrish  and  Archelaus  Wood- 
man.— Files.] 



Town  of  Ipswich,  presented  for  defect 
in  the  pound,  being  made  sufficient,  is 
discharged.  [Town  of  Ipswich  presented, 
10:  8  mo:  1650,  for  defect  in  their 
pound,  being  decayed  and  insufficient. — 

Town  of  Ipswich,  presented  10:8  mo  : 

1650,  for  defect  in  highway  [between  Ip- 
swich and  Rowley — Files'] ,  being  mend- 
ed, is  discharged,  paying  the  fees  of 

Martha,  wife  of  Joseph  Fowlar,  fined 
for  lying.  [Martha,  wife  of  Joseph  ffowler 
of  Ipswich  presented  for  pernicious  lying 
tending  to  defamation  of  her  own  sister. 
Witnesses  :  George  Palmer  and  wife  and 
Goodwife  Lovell.  George  Palmer  and 
wife  testified  that  Joseph  ffowler  and  wife 
(?)  lining  at  my  house  upon  a  time,  J. 
F.'s  wife  was  sitting  by  the  fire  with  us, 

speaking  of  Robert  ffilbrick ,  I  was 

commending  his  good  husbandry,  and  she 
said  she  knew  him  to  be  a  rogue.  She 
had  had  no  criminal  intercourse  with  him, 
but  one  of  the  fishermen's  wives  had, 
namely  her  sister  Dutch,  etc. — Files.] 

Alexander  Knight  fined  for  lying.  Wit- 
ness :  James  How.  [Alexander  Knight  of 
Ipswich  presented,  10:  8  mo:  1650,  for 
lying.  Witnesses  :  Marke  Symones,  Rob- 
ert Lord,  Goodwife  Perey,  Goodman  How 
and  Richard  Cooke. — Files.] 

Job  Bishop  fined,  or  be  whipped,  for 
suspicion  of  fornication.  [Job  Bishop  of 
Ipswich  presented,  ist  mo  :  1651,  for  for- 
nication, his  wife  being  delivered  of  a 
child  twenty  weeks  after  their  marriage. 
— Files.] 

Edward  Gillman,  sr.,  bound  to  answer 
his  son  John  Gillman's  presentment.  John 
Gilman  was  discharged.  [John  Gil- 
man,  now  of  Ipswich,  presented,  ist  mo  : 

1 65 1,  for  unlawful  inticement  of  Hanna 
Cross,  daughter  of  the  widow  Cross.  Wit- 
nesses :  the  mother  and  William  English. 
— Files.] 

Frances  Usellton  fined  or  be  whipt  on 
his  presentment.  John  Knight  promised 
to  pay  the  fine,  [ffrancis  Usselton,  servant 
to  Henry  Jacques  of  Newbury,  presented, 
ist  mo  :  165 1,  for  using  the  name  of  God 

profanely,  etc.   Witnesses  :  Thomas  Doue 
and  another. — Files.] 

Theophilus  Salter  fined  in  1650  and 
165 1  for  lying,  and  to  acknowledge  his 
offence  of  encouraging  to  steel  apples, 
etc.  [Theophilus  Salter  of  Ipswich  presen- 
ted, 10  :  8  mo:  1650,  for  lying.  Witness- 
es :  Thomas  Bishop  and  William  Avery,  jr. 
He  was  also  presented,  ist  mo:  1651,  for 
pyracyi^}).  Witnesses:  Richard  Coy  and 
his  wife. — Files.] 

[John  Tillison  of  Newbury  presented, 
10  :  8  mo :  1650,  for  scandalous  and  re- 
proachful speeches  cast  upon  the  elders 
and  others  in  a  public  church  meeting  on 
ye  Lord's  day.  Witnesses:  Goodman 
Mowdey,  Goodman  Meriall  and  Arche- 
laus  Woodman.  Presentment  signed  by 
William  Bartholomew  in  the  name  of  the 
rest  of  the  grand  jury. 

Deed  of  John  Cross,  charging  his  farm 
in  Ipswich  to  pay-  ten  shillings  yearly  to 
the  free  school  there,  6  :  10  mo:  1650. 
Witnesses  :  Nath :  Rogers,  Robert  Payne 
and  John  Whipple.  Acknowledged  26  : 
TO  :  1650,  before  Samuel  Symonds. 

William  Cogswell  deposed  that  when 
Robt  Crose  said  that  he  would  provide 
twenty-five  of  the  fifty  shillings,  then 
Brother  Waldoe  said  he  would  rather  have 
that  than  nothing ;  so  he  prayed  me  to 
take  notice  of  it.  Sworn  in  Ipswich  court 
25  :  I  :  1651. 

— Files.] 

Thomas  Colman,  jr.,  fined  for  striking ; 
and  discharged  on  his  other  presentment. 
Witness :  Willm  MichelL  [Thomas 
Coleman,  jr.,  of  Newbury  presented,  26  : 
I  :  165 1,  for  striking  William  Richardson 
of  Newbury  with  the  swingle  of  a  flail. 
Witness :  William  Mitchell  and  his  own 
confession.  William  Michell  testified  that 
Thomas  Collman  came  to  Goodman  San- 
dar's  barn  and  with  a  great  swingell 
did  strike  William  Nicheson  athwart 
the  bake  and  so  run  away. — Files.] 

Mark  Symonds  fined  for  lying  and  rail- 
ing, and  admonished  for  serving  a  war- 
rant on  the  Sabbath  evening.  Mark  Sy- 
monds of  Ipswich  presented,  26  :  i : 
165 1,   for   lying.      Witnesses:    Richard 



Bettes,  Thomas  Whitredg,  John  Broad- 
street,  Thomas  Scott,  Joseph  ffowler, 
Phillip  ffowler,  Richard  Kemball,  jr.,  Rich- 
ard Kemball,  sr.,  John  Kemball,  Henry 
Kemball  and  Edward  Coleburne.  Abo, 
presented  for  reproachful  speeches,  etc. 
Witnesses :  Daniell  Roffe  and  John  Bish- 
opij).  Also,  presented  for  several  railing 
and  scandalous  speeches  against  Joseph 
ffowler.     Witnesses :    Edward  Coleburne, 

Smith,  Richard  Kemball,  sr.,  James 

' ,  John  Johnson,  sr.,  and  Thomas 

Savelli^).  Daniel  Roffe  deposed  that  he  was 
at  Goodman  Cross'  house  on  a  Sabbath 
day  in  the  evening  when  Mark  Simonds 
being  there  called  me  to  the  door  and 
said  he  had  a  warrant  for  me,  etc.  Sworn 
in  Ipswich  court  4:4:  1651. — Files.'] 

William  Tittcombe  sworn  constable  of 

Joseph  Muzye  fined  for  lying  and  for 
saying,  when  some  one  was  reading  that 
it  was  the  devil's  service  book.  Witness: 
Daniell  Rofe.  [Joseph  Mussy  of  Ipswich 
presented  26:  i  :  165 1.  Witnesses:  the 
widow  Cross,  Cor  Davis  and  Daniel  Roffe. 

Thomas  Scott  deposed  that  he  heard 
Joseph  Muzy  say  that  John  Bradstreett  had 
three  or  four  bastards  at  Road  eyeland 
and  that  he  should  know  them  wherever 
he  saw  them  for  they  had  a  natural  mark 
and  that  was  lowell  ears  like  their  father, 
and  I  told  him  so  to  his  face.  Sworn  to 
in  Ipswich  court  25  i  :  1651. 

Joseph  Fowler  testified  that  being  upon 
occasion  at  Goodman  Cross'  house  to  see 
him,  being  very  sick,  Joseph  Muzi  being 
present,  John  Bradstreet  and  I  persuaded 
Joseph  Muzi  to  give  his  brother  satisfac- 
tion for  calling  him  bastard  and  to  agree 
with  him.  Joseph  replied :  "  You  have 
been  whipt  once  allredy  for  faying  yt  the 
fellow  in  the  filver  buttons  came  and 
faid  he  fwore  hime  befor  the  gret  fagga- 
more  the  deputy  Gouernar  and  he  would 
doe  the  beft  he  could  to  bring  hime  to  it 
againe  and  tould  him  he  would  haile  hime 
out  by  the  hares  and  yt  he  waf  good 
for  nothing  but  to  rune  rouging  about  the 
Cuntry.  *  *  That  he  heard  this  latly  de- 

ceafed  John  Croff  fay  that  he  formarly 
loued  John  brodftret  well  vntell  that 
Joseph  Muzi  had  railed  fuch  reports  on 
hime  which  cauled  him  to  procfcecut 
againft  him  which  he  feared  now  feing 
he  waf  a  lying  fellow  had  don  him  rong 
for  the  faid  John  cross  :  faid  he  was  fuch 
a  lying  felow  thar  waf  noe  beleving  of 
him  he  waf  a  nofe  to  fet  a  hole  town  and 
cuntrary  togeather  by  the  years."  Sworn 
to  in  Ipswich  court  25  :  i  :  1651. 

Daniell  Roffe  testified  that  he  heard 
Joseph  Muzi  say  he  never  spoke  the 
words,  but  the  witness  spake  falsely;  and 
another  time  I  heard  him  say  he  would 
rather  my  brother  would  be  quiet,  but  if 
he  would  come  to  the  court  he  should 
make  yet  appear  to  be  true  of  what  he 
had  said  :  he  thought  he  were  better  they 
did  not  go  to  the  court,  but  if  they  did 
it  would  be  to  his  disgrace  as  to  me ;  also, 
that  my  brother  Bradstreet  and  I  being 
at  Goodman  Cross*,  the  latter  said  I  be- 
lieve Joseph  Muzi  is  a  lying  fellow  and 
the  cause  of  the  breaches  between  John 
Bradstreet  and  myself.  Sworn  to  in  Ip- 
swich court  25  :  I  :  165 1. 

John  Remington  deposed  that  last  hay- 
time  twelve  month,  being  with  the  late 
deceased  Goodman  Cross,  I  had  much 
discourse  with  him  about  John  Bradstreet, 
and  he  gave  John  good  commendation, 
saying  that  he  bore  great  love  towards 
him  in  so  much  that  he  could  willingly 
have  bestowed  his  daughter  on  him  to 
wife  if  he  carried  himself  well ;  their  farms 
lay  together ;  also,  he  commended  him 
for  minding  good  things  and  loved  him 
well  until  he  heard  a  report  raised  by  Jos- 
eph Muzie  against  him,  concerning  him- 
self and  others,  which  did  exceedingly  in- 
cense Goodman  Cross  against  said  John, 
and  altered  his  mind  towards  him,  etc. 
Sworn  to  in  Ipswich  court  25  :  i  :  1651. 

Hannah  Crosse,  daughter  of  John 
Crosse,  testified :  I  heard  Joseph  Muzzy 
say  that  John  Bradstreet  "  was  the  leere- 
ingeft  hang  doge  that  waf  in  the  world 
and  that  he  had  three  or  fouer  (ones  at 
Rode  eyland,"  and  that  he  intended  to 



go  thither  once  in  a  while  and  then  he 
should  see  them,  and  he  was  confident  he 
should  know  them,  and  said  that  he 
used  to  set  maids  on  their  heads  when  he 
did  dwell  at  Rode  Eyland ;  and  that  Jos- 
eph Muzzy  said  that  John  Bradstreet  in- 
ticed  him  to  combine  with  him  to  knock 
Goodman  Cross  off  his  horse  when  he 
was  upon  Muddy  river  bridge,  etc.  Sworn 
to  in  Ipswich  court  26:10:  1650,  before 
Samuel  Symonds. 

Thomas  Scott  deposed  that  being  at 
Goodman  Cross'  house,  that  the  latter  said 
he  believed  Joseph  Muzzy  to  be  a  lying 
fellow,  etc.  Sworn  to  in  Ipswich  court 
25  :  I  :  1651. 

Ezekiel  Northene  and  Thomas  Abbott 
testified  that  Joseph  Muzzy  said,  begin- 
ning of  March,  165 1,  that  John  Brad- 
street  had  dealings  with  the  maids  at 
Road  Island,  set  them  on  their  heads, 
took  them  by  the  gingoes,  etc.  Sworn  to 
in  Ipswich  court  25  :  i  :  1651. 

Elizabeth  How  deposed  that  she  heard 
Joseph  Muzzy  say  that  John  Bradstreet 
had  three  or  four  bastards  at  Rhode  Is- 
land, and  that  he  was  going  there  and 
hoped  to  see  them.  Sworn  to  26  :  10  : 
1650,  before  Samuel  Symonds. 

William  Smith  deposed  that  he  heard 
Joseph  Mussy  say  in  Master  Appleton's 
barn  that  John  Bradstreet  desired  him  to 
combine  with  him  and  to  lie  in  wait  at 
Muddy  river  to  knock  Goodman  Cross 
off  his  horse  and  to  knock  him  on  the 
head,  and  said  John  would  run  away  with 
his  horse ;  and  that  said  John  had  bastards 
at  Rhode  Island,  and  he  should  go  there 
ere  long  and  should  know  them  by  their 
Bangell  ears,  just  hke  himself.  Sworn  to 
in  Ipswich  court  25  :  i  :  165 1. 

— FiksJ] 

John  Bradstreet,  Joseph  Fowlar,  Tho : 
Scott  and  Richard  Betts,  upon  their  pre- 
sentments, discharged.  [Thomas  Scott, 
Joseph  ffowler,  John  Broadstreet  and 
Richard  Bettes  presented  26:  i:  1651. 
Witnesses  :  Nathaniel  Stow  and  Thomas 
Nor — .  Mark  Symonds,  informant. 
Presentments  signed  by  William  Barthol- 
mew  for  the  grand  jury. — Files.'] 

Court,  30:  7  :  165 1. 

Judges :  Jo :  Endecot,  esq.,  gov.,  Mr. 
Symon  Bradstreet,  Mr.  Samuell  Symonds, 
Major  Denison  and  Captain  Hathorne. 

Grand  jury :  Math :  Boyce,  Willm 
Asye,  Jeames  Barker,  Will:  Boynton, 
Tho :  Scott,  Robt  Daye,  Tho :  Knolton, 
Ed  :  Bridges,  And  :  Hodges,  Will :  Good- 
hue, Dan  :  Br  dlye,  Jo  :  Emery,  Abell 
Huse,  Robt  Long  and  Ed :  Falkner. 

Jury  for  trials  :  Rich :  Jacob,  Tho : 
French,  Symon  Tomson,  John  Dane, 
Tho  :  Bishop,  Hen  :  Short,  Rich :  Thur- 
ly,  Tho  :  Hale,  Rich  :  Swan,  Jo  :  Smith, 
Dan :  Harris  and  Ed :  Hassen.  Joseph 
Med  [calf?],  Jo:  Perkins,  jr.,  and  Jo: 
Newmarch  in  Deverix  case. 

Daniell  Pearce  of  Newbury,  constable, 
fined  for  not  returning  the  grand  jury. 

Robert  Berwicke  of  Andover  fined  for 
not  returning  the  grand  jury. 

Daniell  Harris  of  Rowley  and  John 
Coggswell,  jr.,  of  Ipswich  made  free. 

Zacheous  Gould  took  the  oath  of  fideli- 

Henry  Walker  of  Gloster  v.  John  Hoi- 

grave.     Slander. 

Rich :  Kent  v.  Robert  Adams  of  New- 
bury. Case  for  denying  him  passage  in  a 
usual  highway.  Jury  found  for  defendant. 
[Concerning  the  way  in  controversy  John 
JSartlet  testified  that  it  was  never  made 
use  of  until  Goodman  Goffe  went  to 
dwell  there,  but  that  it  was  through  the 
marshes  from  Goodman  Kent's  island  up 
to  Goodman  Hull's  and  Goodman  Thur- 
lay. — Files.'] 

Joseph  Fowlar  v.  Robert  Beacham. 
Battery.     Two  cases. 

John  Holgrave  v.  Henry  Walker. 

Mr.  Samuel  Sharpe  v.  Mr.  Samuell 
Mavericke.     Debt. 

Daniell  Rofe  v.  Thomas  Rolinson,  jr. 
Slander.     Judgment  for  plaintiff. 

John  Coggswell  v.  Martin  Stebin. 

John  Devorix  v.  Mr.  Valentine  Hill. 
Account  of  a  fishing  voyage  in  1646  and 
1647.     Two  cases. 

John  Coggswell  v.  John  Chote. 

Sept.  30,  1 65 1,  Nath:  Edwards  and 
his  brother  Thomas  Edwards   (the  latter 



now  in  England)  appointed  administra- 
tors of  the  estate  of  Nathaniell  Smith, 
deceased,  in  New  England,  being  nom- 
inated in  his  will,  as  per  certificate  of 
Michaell  Oldsworth  and  Henry  Parker, 
registers.  Jeremia  Savage  and  Jos  Donald- 
son, nota  publiqus.  Court  at  London. 
Copy  of  will,  etc.,  presented. 

George  Ingersall  of  Gloster  licensed  to 
keep  an  ordinary  at  Gloster,  with  the 
same  liberty  that  Goodman  Lister  had 
by  his  license. 

Robert  Gutch  is  allowed  to  keep  an 
ordinary  at  Salem,  being  desired  by  the 

Elizabeth  Barick  appointed  adminis- 
tratrix of  estate  of  Rich :  Barick  her  late 

Robert  Tucker  allowed  and  sworn  one 
of  the  commissioners  to  end  small  causes 
at  Gloucester. 

Nicolas  Noyce  sworn  clerk  of  the 
market  for  Newbury. 

John  TilHson  released  of  his  bond  for 
good  behavior,  and  his  fine  abated  to  five 

Edward  Richards  complained  that 
Joseph  Armentage  attached  him,  and  the 
action  not  entered.  He  was  allowed  costs. 
Will  of  Honer  Rofe,  in  two  papers, 
allowed  upon  oath  of  Henry  Lurgen  and 
George  Vaughan. 

Willm  Duglas,  chosen  and  sworn  survey- 
or of  pipestaves  for  Ipswich. 

Benjamin  Muzye,  for  bartering  a  gun 
to  the  Indians,  and  denying  of  it,  fined, 
to  sit  in  the  stocks,  to  pay  the  Indian  his 
beaver  again,  etc. 

John  Broadstreet  to  sit  in  the  stocks 

one  hour  for  ffronting  the  court  in   words. 

Joseph  Fowlar,  for  abusing  the  watch, 

to  sit  in  the  stocks  four  hours  and  give 

bond  for  good  behavior. 

Inventory  of  estate  of  Sarah  Baker 
received,  and  her  kinswoman  Sarah  Lump- 
kin appointed  administratrix  of  the  es- 

Joseph  Rolinson  to  pay  or  be  whipt  for 
"  seting  up  a  scandelous  lybell,"  and  ex- 
pense of  marshall's  going  with  an  attach- 
ment to  Cambridge  and  Boston,  and  fees 

of  court.  [Joseph  Rowlandson,  through 
the  suggestion  of  satan,etc.,  *  *  the  writing 
I  affixed  to  the  meeting  house  I  am 
sorry  for,  etc. 

"  By  mee  Juftice  Pleader  in  y®  towne 
of  Confcience  in  America  in  new  eng- 
land  where  I  faw  her  triumph  in  a  greene 
chariot  y®  lady  Aftrsa  riding  in  y®  night 

"  Alexander  ille  magnus.  I  live  at  Ips- 

— Files.'] 
Joseph    Muzy     was     accused    by   his 
brother  Benjamin  of  stealing  an  axe.     Dis- 

Robert  Beachem  fined  upon  his  pre- 

Mr.  Willm  Hubard  perfected  the  in- 
ventory of  the  estate  of  Mr.  John  Whit- 
ingham.     Amount,  £9^1,  16  s.,  id. 

[Joseph  Fouler  testified  concerning 
Goodman  Simons :  affirmed  at  Rob"^' 
Dutch.  Ear  of  hog  marked  so  as  to  be 
seen  from  Mr.  Baker's  parlor  to  ye  street 
gate.  Rich :  Kimball,  sr.,  affirmed  about 
the  same.  John  Kimball  deposed  that  he 
heard  Mark  Simonds  profess  to  Joseph 
Fowler,  after  having  prosecuted  him  and 
John  Bradstreet,  that  he  was  not  the  ac- 
cuser and  would  go  forty  miles  to  do  him 
good.  Sworn  to  in  Ipswich  court  4:4: 
1 65 1.  Thomas  Smith  testified  that  he 
asked  Goodman  Symonds  why  he  said 
that  Fowlar  would  swear  or  lie  for  ten 
shillings,  etc.  Thomas  Scott  deposed,  I 
heard  Goodman  Simonds  say  that  Mr. 
Treadwall  told  him  that  the  hog  at  M. 
Cogswell's  was  Goodman  Cobean's  mark, 
etc.  Richard  Kimball,  sr.,  testified  that 
Mark  Simonds  affirmed  about  the  mark 
of  the  bog  that  was  shut  up  in  Robert 
Dutch's  yard.  It  differed  from  Mr. 
Cheuts  and  Goodman  Coburn's  hogs' 

Henry  Kimball  testified  that  he  never 
gave  Goodman  Simons  five  shillings  and 
six  pence  a  day  for  his  boy  and  two  bul- 
locks, etc.  Thomas  Whiterit  testified  :  I 
heard  Goodman  Simonds  and  Good- 
man Beals  reckoning  concerning  work 
done    by   both  parties.     Simonds     said 



that  Henry  Kimball  paid  him  same 
price  for  use  of  his  cattle,  etc.  Sworn  in 
Ipswich  court  3:4:  1651.  Richard  Beals 
testified  that  Goodman  Simonds  plowed 
for  me  with  a  boy  and  two  bullocks,  and 
I  worked  for  him.  He  told  me  that 
Henry  Kimball  paid  him,  etc.  Sworn  in 
Ipswich  court  3:  4:  1651.  Witnesses 
(?)  :  Daniell  Rofe,  Tho:  Louell,  John 
Johnson,  Henry  Kemball,  Tho  Scott, 
Rich :  Betts,  Thomas  Whitred,  John 
Kemball  and  Joseph  Fowlar. 

Abraham  Foster  and  Wm.  Dellowe  tes- 
tified that  Daniel  Rosse  and  John  Brad- 
street  standing  together  at  the  barn  door 
A™  Symonds  came  by  and  desired  said 
Rosse  to  speak  with  him,  etc.  Sworn  in 
Ipswich  court  4  :  4  :  1651. 

Thomas  Harris  testified  that  being  at 
Mr.  Baker's  ye  2d  day  before  Salem  court 
when  Nathaniel  Stow  was  to  testify,  the 
latter  came  out  of  the  new  room  and  in- 
quired of  me  for  Goodman  Lord,  etc. 
Sworn  in  Ipswich  court  25  :  i  :  1651. 

glish  testified   that  Goodman 

Broadstreet  (also  Brodstreet),  etc. 

Appleton  testified  that  lot  lay- 
ers laid  out  Goodman  Cross'  one  hundred 

Joseph  Fowler  testified  that  he  was 
hilling  corn  with  Nath  :   Stowe  and  heard 

Cooke  say  there  was  no  true  church 

because  they  people   of  God  to 

Rhode  Island  and  fettered  them,  and  that 

he  would  give  (  ?)   the  death  by 

setting  him  on  a  tre  naked  in  a  swamp  in 

the  summer  time musketoes  should 

have  stung  him  to  death,  and  he   would 

sit till  he  was  dead,  and  after  that 

that  the  governor  had  to further 

Mr.  Norton  taught  lies,  etc.    Mr.  Stowe 
affirmed  the  same. 

Sanders  said  that  Henry  Dow 

told  him  that  he  had  bought  a  neck   of 
Mr.  Spencer's  land,  etc. 

ph    Armitage    said    that     Do  we 

bought  it  of  John  Sanders. 

Frances  Smith  heard  Joseph  Armitage 
ask  Tho  :  Turner  to  pay  a  bill,  etc. 

Rich :  Graves  testified  that  he  was  at 
Boston  and  spoke  to  Tho :  Turner,  etc. 

Thomas  Perkines  testified  that  he  came 
into  a  room  where  Nathaniel  Stow, 
Thomas  Scott,  Joseph  ffowler  and  Rich- 
ard Bettes  were  talking  about  a  hog 
Thomas  Harris  had  killed,  as  to  its  mark. 
Sworn  in  Ipswich  court  25  :  i  :  1651. 

Nathaniel  Stow  testified  that  the  hog 
was  brought  from  Plum  Island. 

Rob*  Roberts  testified  about  the  mark 
of  the  hog  March  25,  1650. 
Presentments,  30:  7  :  165 1  : 
Mr.  William  Snelling  of  Newbury,  for 
using  these  words  upon  one  drinking  to 
him  and  his  friends,  he  answered,  "as  for 
our  fooes  a  plage  on  theare  heeles  and  a 
pox  on  theare  tooes.' '  Witnesses :  Mr. 
Miler,  John  Wheller  and  Mr.  William 

Elizabeth  Randall  of  Newbury,  for  using 
sinful  language,  telling  gudy  Silver  base 
lieing  divell,  base  Heing  tode  base  lying 
sow,  bas  liing  iade.  Witnesses:  Gudy 
Silver  and  Gudy  Blumifield. 

Mr.  Henry  Shawell  of  Rouly,  for  a  bat- 
tery upon  William  Asey  of  Rowly,  etc. 
Witnesses :  William  Asey  and  Mihill 

Robert  Bechem  of  Ipswich,  for  misde- 
meanor in  the  meeting  house  on  the  Lord's 
day  in  or  about  the  time  of  the  public 
exercise,  by  striking  Joseph  Fouler  with 
his  elbow  on  his  breast,  and  calling  him 
rascal,  etc.  Witnesses :  John  Johnson, 
Jacob  Pirkins  and  Joseph  Fouler. 

Samuel  Ingalls,  for  lighting  fire  and 
smoking  in  it  on  the  court  day  in  master 
baker's  yard.  Witnesses :  Robert  Day, 
Edward  Briayton  and  Robert  Lang, 

Signed  by  Mathew  Boyes  in  the  name 
of  the  grand  jury. 

"  turninge  out  all  Affociates  which  are 
able  to  corrupt  juftice  bee  y®  caufe  neuer 
fo  good."  These  words  were  blotted  in 
the  paper,  yet  were  so  legible  that  we 
distinctly  read  them  3  July  1651. 

John  Rogers* 
Joseph  Paine* 
Moses  Pengry* 
I  read  ye  words  above  written  without 
much  difficulty.  W :  Hubbard* 




5th  mo :  165 1,  Benjamin  Mussey  of  Ip- 
swich against  his  brother  Joseph  Mussey 
of  several  misdemeanors,  lying  and 
sitting  upon  the  bed  where  the  sister  of 
said  Benjamin's  wife  was  to  lie,  and 
breaking  the  chest  of  said  Benjamin. 
Bound  to  keep  the  peace,  and  answer  at 
next  Ipswich  court. 

Daniel  King  to  appear  at  next  Ipswich 
court  to  answer  Sir  Gervas  Moday  in  an 

action  of  the  case.     17  :  9  :  1651. 

testified  that  Mr.   Daniel   King 

of  the  part  of  the  Lady  Moodie 

receive  from  Thomas  Crevie,  etc. 

John  ffuller,  aged  thirty  years,  testified 
that  meeting  his  brother  Dexter  and  Ed- 
ward Ro — ley  at  Boston  they  informed 
him  that  they  were  employed  by  the  Lady 
Moodye  to  sell  her  farrriy  etc.  She  had 
promised  refusal  of  it  to  Mr.  King.  Sworn 
25  :  9:  1651. 

In  a  letter  to  Mr.  King  from  his  friend 
Edward  Browse,  dated  at  Gravesend  Jan. 
25,  1649,  is  mentioned  Mr.  Lucker's  ac- 
count, —  money  that  had  been  paid  to 
Mr.  Williams.  If  you  surrender  the  farm 
to  her  you  must  pay  for  ray  voyage. 
List  of  various  articles  written  on  back 
of  the  paper. 

— FilesJ] 

Will  of  Walter  Tibbott  proved.  This 
will  is  printed  in  full  in  The  Antiquarian^ 
volume  IV,  page  117. 

To  be  continued. 



The  Island  of  Martha's  Vineyard,  a  his- 
tory of  which  I  have  been  preparing  in 
the  last  ten  years,  is  a  neglected  quantity 
in  the  field  of  New  England  genealogy. 
Many  "disappearances"  of  settlers  on  the 
main  can  be  traced  thither.  Below  I  give 
a  list  of  early  residents  of  the  Vineyard 
during  the  seventeenth  century  who  went 
from  various  towns  in  Essex  county  and 
became  prominently  identified  with  the 
island  county.     The   interrogation  point 

( ?)  following  several  of  the  names  indi- 
cates doubtful  identity  with  persons  of  the 
same  name  known  to  have  been  of  Essex 
county  prior  to  their  appearance  at  the 
Vineyard.  I  shall  be  glad  to  exchange 
information  relative  to  each  of  these  per- 
sons, particularly  Edward  Searle,  Richard 
Arey,  George  Martin,  Peter  Jenkins  and 
Philip  Watson.  The  latter's  son  Elias 
may  serve  to  identify  him.  The  asterisk 
(*)  shows  that  descendants  still  reside  on 
the  Vineyard. 

Salem :         John  Pease,* 

Robert  Codman, 
Edward  Searle. 
Wenham :   Francis  Usselton. 
Salisbury:    George  Martin  (?), 
Edward  Cottle,* 
Samuel  Bickford. 
Rowley :      Peter  Jenkins,* 

Philip  Watson  (?). 
Lynn :  Samuel  Tilton,* 

Thomas  Look.* 
Haverhill :  Joseph  Merry.* 
Gloucester :  Richard  Arey*  (?). 

U.  S.  Marine  Hospital^ 
Key  West,  Fla. 


SALEM,  May  30. 

•*  Laft  Thurfday  the  Freeholders  and 
other  Inhabitants  of  the  Town  of  Dan- 
vers,  legally  warned,  met  at  the  South 
Meeting-Houfe  in  faid  Danvers,  and  there 
made  Choice  of  Doctor  Samuel  Holten, 
to  reprefent  them  in  the  General  Affem- 
bly  at  the  approaching  Seffion." 

Instructions  voted  by  the  town  of 
Salem  to  Richard  Derby,  jr.,  and  John 
Pickering,  jr.,  representatives  to  the  gen- 
eral assembly,  May  27,  1769,  are  given 
in  full  in  this  issue  of  the  Essex  Gazette, 

Instructions  voted  by  the  town  of  Mar- 
blehead  to  be  given  to  Joshua  Orne  and 
John  Gallison,  esquires,  representatives 
to  the  general  assembly,  May  29,  1769, 
are  given  in  full  in  this  number  of  the 
Essex  Gazette, 

Advertisement,  notifying  the  proprie- 
tors of  the  undivided  land  at  New-Salem, 



Hampshire  county,  to  meet  June  7th  at 
the  King's  Arms  tavern  in  Salem ;  signed 
by  Benjamin  Pickman,  jr.,  proprietors' 
clerk;  dated  at  Salem,  May  24,  1769. 

Benjamin  Kimball,  3d,  advertised  for 
sale  at  auction,  June  20,  "A  Small  Farm, 
laying  m  Ipfwich,  confifting  of  about  26 
Acres  of  good  Land,  (Mowing,  Pafturing, 
and  Tillage)  with  a  Houfe,  Barn,  and  Or- 
chard on  the  fame;  well  accommodated  for 
a  Farmer  or  Trad ef man,  and  pleafantly  fit- 
uated  (on  the  Country  Road)  within  a 
Mile  of  the  Rev.  Mr.  Leflie's  Meeting- 
Houfe ;"  and  some  woodland.  To  be  sold 
at  said  Kimball's  house  on  the  premises. 

Mr.  John  Gooll  has  sailed  for  London, 
and  left  the  settlement  of  his  business  in 
our  hands.  We  shall  be  at  his  shop  every 
Saturday  to  settle  claims.  Mr.  John  Nor- 
ris  attends  at  Mr.  Gooll's  shop.  Signed 
by  James  and  Robert  Selkrig,  and  dated 
at  Salem,  May  23,  1769. 

— Essex  Gazette,  J/t^y  23-30,  1769. 


In  the  earliest  days  of  our  colonial 
history  we  had  little  currency, — only  that 
which  had  been  incidentally  brought 
across  the  water ;  and  wampum,  the  shell 
money  of  the  Indians,  and  articles  of 
merchandise  were  used  instead  of  money ; 
as,  for  instance,  in  1630,  Sir  Richard  Sal- 
tonstall  was  fined  four  bushels  of  malt 
for  absence  from  court;  and  the  next  year 
the  Indian  Chickataubott  was  fined  a  bea- 
ver skin  for  shooting  a  swine  of  Sir  Richard. 

In  1652,  the  colony  took  charge  of 
the  coinage  of  money,  ordering  John 
Hull,  whom  it  appointed  mint-master,  to 
produce  silver  shillings,  six-pences  and 
three-pences,  and  making  them  legal 
tender.  Any  one  having  silver  bullion 
could  have  it  coined  upon  payment  of 
the  actual  expense  of  coinage. 

The  money  then  coined  was  in  amount 
too  small  to  perceptibly  increase  the 
quantity  in  circulation ;  and  in  1658  more 
two-pences  were  ordered  to  be  coined 
of  the  first  silver  bullion  that  came  to  the 
hands  of  the  mint-master. 

These  unmistakable  acts  of  sovereign- 
ty were  in  ill-repute  with  the  EngUsh 

While  the  mint  was  endangered  by 
threats  of  its  aboHtion,  the  question  of  es- 
tablishing a  bank,  by  men  of  known  finan- 
cial credit,  who  should  issue  bills,  was 
discussed;  and  in  1686  such  a  bank  was 
in  actual  operation  in  Boston.  It  proba- 
bly continued  through  Andros'  adminis- 

The  privilege  of  coining  money  being  no 
longer  allowed  to  the  colonial  government 
by  Great  Britian,  the  colonists  issued  some 
paper  money  in  1690.  The  credit  of  the 
colony  was  poor,  and  the  people  were 
afraid  to  receive  the  bills.  The  situation 
was  little  improved  by  their  issue.  It 
was  tried  again  in  1702,  with  the  same 

A  private  bank  based  on  real  estate 
security  was  contemplated  soon  afterward, 
to  be  known  as  the  Land  Bank,  from  the 
character  of  its  security,  but  the  project 
came  to  an  end  in  17 14. 

The  province  continued  to  issue  large 
amounts  of  paper  money,  which  was 
almost  worthless,  and  useless  as  a  medi- 
um of  exchange. 

In  1740,  a  bank  of  the  same  character 
as  the  proposed  Land  Bank  was  estab- 
lished in  Boston,  holding  its  meetings  for 
business  at  various  places,  Boston,  Lynn, 
etc.  It  was  called  the  Manufactory  com- 

The  bills  issued  were  redeemable  in 
twenty  years;  and  were  issued  to  the 
partners,  as  the  shareholders  were  called, 
upon  the  delivery  of  a  mortgage  of  real 
estate  conditioned  to  pay  the  face  value 
of  the  bills  they  received  in  twenty  years, 
in  annual  instalments  of  five  per  cent 
of  the  amount  issued  to  them,  and  three 
per  cent  annual  interest. 

The  directors  were  Robert  Auchmuty, 
esq.,  of  Roxbury,  Samuel  Adams,  esq. 
(father  of  the  patriot),  William  Stoddard, 
esq.,  Peter  Chardon,  merchant,  all  of 
Boston,  Samuel  Watts,  esq.,  of  Chelsea, 
George  Leonard,  esq.,  of  Norton,  Robert 
Hale,  esq.,  of  Beverly,  John  Choate,  esq.. 



of  Ipswich,  and  Thomas  Cheever,  gentle- 
man, of  Lynn. 

The  partners'  mortgages  were  payable 
to  the  directors,  and  were  all  issued  on  a 
printed  blank  dated  Sept.  9,  1740.  It 
would  seem  that  a  large  proportion  of 
the  stockholders  were  of  Essex  county. 
The  registry  of  deeds  at  Salem  show  that 
forty-seven  of  these  mortgages  were  re- 
corded, and  there  are  on  file  there  thirty- 
three  more  that  were  not  recorded,  prob- 
ably because  the  general  court  annulled 
the  bank  before  they  could  be  copied 
into  the  record  books.  The  names,  resi- 
dences and  occupation  of  these  Essex 
county  stockholders,  and  the  amounts 
they  respectively  subscribed,*  are  as  fol- 
lows: Ebenezer  Walcott,3  yeoman,  of 
Andover;  John  Dodge,  jr.,^  mason,  of 
Beverly ;  John  Baker,^  yeoman,  of  Box- 
ford  ;  Josiah  Chandler,^  innholder,  of 
Bradford ;  Benjamin  Davis,^  yeoman,  John 
Millet,^  yeoman,  Eleazer  Parsons,'  John 
Parsons,*  yeoman.  Dr.  David  Plummer,5 
John  Sargent,3  yeoman,  David  Stanwood,^ 
esq.,  James  Stanwood,^  husbandman,  Rev. 
John  White,^  Humphrey  Woodberry,s 
yeoman,  Ezekiel  Woodward,  jr.,^  yeo- 
man, and  Thomas  York,3  yeoman,  all  of 
Gloucester;  Abner  Kimball,3  coaster,  of 
Haverhill;  John  Boardman,9  gentleman, 
John  Brown,  jr. ,3  yeoman,  Andrew  Bur- 
ley  ,9  esq.,  Francis  Choate,  jr.,9  gentleman, 
Thomas  Choate,  jr.,9  gentleman,  Parker 
Dodge,3  Benjamin  Dutch,3  Joseph  Fow- 
ler,3  gentleman,  Benjamin  Gilbert,^  Joseph 
Gilbert,3  yeoman,  Ebenezer  Knowlton,7 
yeoman,  John  Whipple,  jr.,^  gentleman. 
Ami  Ruhamah  Wise,^  esq.,  and  Daniel 
Wise,*  shopkeeper,  all  of  Ipswich; 
Thomas  Baker,3  yeoman,  Thomas  Chee- 
ver,9  gentleman,  Robert  Edmonds,3 
yeoman,  Thomas  Fuller,3  currier,  Elka- 
nah  Hawks,5  yeoman,  John  Hawks, 
jr.,3  yeoman,  John  Hawkes,  3^,3  tanner, 

*  The  amounts  are  indicated  by  the  indices  i  to 
10,  placed  after  the  name  of  the  stockholders  in 
this  list,  and  signify  that  those  marked  i  sub- 
scribed to  the  amount  of  ;^50;  2,  £7^'*  3> 
;^ioo;  4,£i2S\  S,;^iSo;6,  ;^i75;  7,£  200;  8, 
£aoo\  9y£S^' 

Moses  Hawks,3  yeoman,  Daniel  Hitchins,3 
yeoman,  John  Jencks,3  blacksmith,  Nathan 
Jenks,3    blacksmith,    Samuel    Jenckes,3 
blacksmith     Richard     Mower, 7    gentle- 
man,    Francis      Norwood,^    blacksmith, 
David     Townsend,^    yeoman,    Jonathan 
Wayt,3   yeoman,    Benjamin   Wiley,    sr.,* 
yeoman,  and  Benjamin  Wiley,  jr.,^  yeo- 
man, all  of  Lynn;  John  Hill,^  yeoman, 
John  Knights,'  yeoman,  Joseph  Knights,' 
yeoman,  and  Samuel  Morgan,?   yeoman, 
all  of  Manchester ;  Edward  Clark,3  yeo- 
man,  Jonathan    Corlis,3   yeoman,   Abiel 
Kelley,  jr.,3  yeoman,  and  Richard  Kelley,? 
yeoman,  all  of  Methuen  ;  David  Wilkins,^ 
yeoman,  of  Middleton  ;  Stephen  Ordway,3 
yeoman,     Bartholomew    Pearson ,3    mill- 
wright, and  Jonathan  Pearson,3  clothier,  all 
of  Newbury ;  William  Adams,3  Nathaniel 
Mighill7  and  Amos  Pilsbury,3  yeomen,  all 
of  Rowley;    Eleazer    Brown,3     yeoman, 
Joshua       Buffum,3     yeoman,     Benjamin 
Creesy,3    wheelwright,     Joseph  Creesy,5 
yeoman,  Daniel  Gardner,?  gentleman,  John 
Gardner,?  yeoman,    David   Goldthwayt,3 
yeoman,  Capt.  Benjamin  Ives,?  merchant, 
Samuel     Manning,^     gunsmith,      Israel 
Porter,  jr.,3  yeoman,  John  Porter,^  yeoman, 
John  Procter,3  yeoman,  and  Henry  Put- 
nam ,3  yeoman,  all  of  Salem ;  Israel  Web- 
ster,3  yeoman,  and  Stephen  Webster,3  ship- 
wright, both  of  Salisbury  ;  Thomas  Baker,3 
yeoman,  and  Richard  Towns ,3  yeoman, 
both  of  Topsfield ;    and  John   Kimball,? 
yeoman,  and  John  White, 3  yeoman,  both 
of  Wenham.     These   amount   in   all   to 
eleven  thousand  and  six  hundred  pounds. 

Though  forbidden  by  the  general  court 
some  of  these  bills  were  circulated.  Their 
entire  suppression  was  sought  but  differ- 
ences existed  as  to  means. 

Governor  Belcher,  threatened  to  dismiss 
from  office  all  persons  holding  commissions 
under  his  hand  who  had  anything  to  do 
with  the  issue  of  paper  money  by  this  pri- 
vate bank.  Believing  that  the  good  of  the 
country'  depended  upon  this  money,  many 
patriotically  resigned  their  commissions, 
among  them  being  John  Choate  of  Ips- 
wich and  Dr.  Robert  Hale  of  Beverly, 
two  of  the  directors  of  this  bank. 



There  threatened  a  popular  uprising 
against  Governor  Belcher  and  the  council 
for  opposing  the  bank  scheme.  Rev. 
Jonathan  White  of  Gloucester  wrote  to 
the  governor,  apologizing  for  promoting  it. 
The  representatives  favored  it,  and  suc- 
cessfully sought  the  governor's  removal. 

In  1 74 1,  a  company  formed  in  Essex 
county  applied  to  the  general  court,  John 
Choate  of  Ipswich  heading  the  petition,  for 
authority  to  issue  notes  to  the  amount  of 
fifty  thousand  pounds  on  land  securities. 
They  were  not,  however,  encouraged  to 
proceed,  though  they  had  engaged  an 
engraver,  and  indeed  printed  some  of 
their  bills,  which  were  probably  never  cir- 
culated. There  are  only  three  of  these 
known  to  the  writer  to  be  in  existence, 
one  at  Portland,  and  the  others  in  theEssex 
Institute  at  Salem.  The  headquarters  of 
the  company  was  at  Ipswich.  The 
form  of  the  bill  is  shown  in  the  frontis- 
piece of  this  number  of  The  Antiquarian. 


Continued  from  volume  VIII,  pa^e  lyg. 

Thomas  ffowler  of  Amesbury  and  wife 
Hannah  conveyed  to  James  fFreeze  6 
acres  of  upland  in  Amesbury  bounded  by 
Merrimack  river,  highway,  Edward  Cottle, 
grantor  and  George  Carr,  sr.,  with  dwell- 
ing house,  etc.,  in  free  and  comon  sock- 
age,  Feb.  18, 1669.  Wit :  Jeremiah  Hub- 
bard and  Jn*^  Hoyt,  jr.  Ack.  Oct.  14, 
1670,  before  Nath^  Saltonstall,  commis- 

Sam"  ffelloes  of  Salisbury,  weaver,  for 
^3,  conveyed  to  Jn°  Maxfeild  of  Salis- 
bury, planter,  my  10- acre  planting  lot 
granted  to  me  by  town  of  Salisbury  and 
situate  therein  at  ye  long  hill,  bounded  by 
Anthony  Colby,  Jn°  Stevens  and  Wm. 
Brown,  March  i,  1655.  Wit ;  Tho  :  Brad- 
bury and  Jn*'  Pressie.  Ack.  27:  12:1671, 
before  Robert  Pike,  commissioner. 

Richard  Dole  of  Newbury,  merchant, 
discharged  Tho :  Davis  of  jQd^  received 
by  Mr.  Tho  :  Clarke  of  Boston,  Sept.  22, 
1673.  Wit:  Wm.  Gerish  and  John 
Knight.      Ack.    Feb.    24,    1674,    before 

Nath:  Saltonstall,  commissioner.  This 
was  written  on  back  of  the  followmg  in- 
strument, and  was  in  discharge  of  the 

Thomas  Davis  (his  2  mark)  and  Jos- 
eph Davis,  both  of  Haverhill,  to  Richard 
Dole  of  Nuberie,  merchant,  for  £^(ii  paid 
by  bill  to  Mr.  Joseph  Dudley  of  Roxbery, 
son-in-law  and  assignee  of  ye  worshipful 
Edward  Ting  of  Boston  in  Essex,  esquire, 
mortgaged  the  messuage  said  Joseph  now 
lives  upon  in  Haverhill, westward  of  ye  little 
or  saw-mill  river,  200  acres,  bounded  by 
said  river,  west  meadow  highway,  Hogg- 
hill  highway,  land  in  possession  of  Thomas 
Lilforth  and  land  in  ye  hands  of  Robert 
fford,  with  the  orchard,  barn  and  dwell- 
ing house  in  which  said  Joseph  now  lives, 
standing  thereon  :  also,  9  acres  of  meadow 
which  was  laid  out  in  Haverhill  to  said 
Thomas  Davis,  Sept.  7,  1671.  Wit:  An- 
drew Grele  and  Robert  fford.  Ack.  by 
both  Sept.  7,  1671,  before  Nath"  Salton- 
stall, commissioner. 

Isaac  Pirkins  of  Hampton  agreed  with 
Tho  :  Philbrick  of  Hampton  :  Said  Isaac 
for  love  to  his  son  Jacob  Pirkins,  and  in 
consideration  of  a  marriage  between  said 
Jacob  and  Mary  Philbrick,  daughter  of 
said  Tho :  Philbrick,  conveyed  to  said 
Jacob  one  acre  of  land  in  Hampton, 
bounded  by  Tho :  Philbrick,  a  common 
highway  and  said  Isaac  Pirkins ;  also,  2 
acres  of  planting  land  adjoining  above  lot 
and  also  bounded  by  Tho  :  Philbrick  ;  also 
6  acres  of  salt  marsh  between  Jn°  Brown's 
farm  and  Salisbury  line ;  also,  y>,  of  all  his 
upland  and  meadow  or  marsh  now  in  pos- 
session of  said  Isaac,  after  the  decease  of 
said  Jacob's  father  and  mother,  &c. ;  said 
Tho :  Philbrick,  for  love,  conveyed  to  his 
daughter  Mary  Philbrick  ;^40,  a  part  to 
be  paid  by  3  acres  of  land  in  Hampton, 
bounded  by  said  Isaac  Pirkins  and  a  com- 
on highway;  dated  March  19,  1668-9. 
Susanah  Pirkins  was  the  wife  of  said 
Isaac.  Wit :  Edward  Gove  and  Jos  :  Dow. 
Ack.  by  both  14  :  7  :  167 1,  before  Sam^^ 
Dalton,  commissioner. 

Robert  Ring  of  Salisbury,  cooper,  for 
;^6,  conveyed  to  Mr.  Tho.  Bradbury   of 



Salisbury  interest  in  6  acres  of  land  situated 
upon  a  place  called  Robert  Ring's  island 
in  Salisbury,  laid  out  by  the  town  of  Salis- 
bury and  taken  on  execution  by  said  town 
Oct.  — ,  1665,  April  23,  1666.  Wit: 
Samuell  ffowler  and  Ephraim  Winsley. 
Ack.  26:  7  :  167 1,  before  Robert  Pike, 
commissioner.  Possession  given  in  pres- 
ence of  Andrew  Grele  and  David  Wheel- 

Rev.  Seaborne  Cotton  of  Hampton, 
clerk,  for;£5i,  conveyed  to  John  Garland 
of  Hampton,  planter,  200-acre  farm  grant- 
ed to  me  by  town  of  Hampton  in  Hamp- 
ton about  four  miles  west  of  the  meeting 
house  upon  Hogg  pen  plain,  bounded  by 
land  laid  out  to  Willi :  ifuUar,  sr.,  now  in 
ye  possession  of  Jn°  ffullar  and  ye  house 
now  built  is  built  in  ye  line  dividing  be- 
twixt ye  said  farm  and  ye  land  of  Jn°  fful- 
lar, one  half  of  the  house  upon  each  lot, 
the  farm  being  an  average  of  about  130 
rods  wide  and  220  rods  in  length ;  and  30 
acres  of  meadow,  &  c,  about  160  rods 
from  the  house,  May  4, 1671.  Wit :  Sam- 
uell Dalton,  jr.,  and  Hannah  Dal  ton.  Ack. 
May  5,  167 1,  before  Samuell  Dalton, com- 

John  Gill  (his  P  mark)  of  Salisbury, 
planter,  and  wife  Phebe  (her  D  mark) ,  for 
;£2o,  7 J.,  6^.,  and  500  feet  of  good  board 
and  a  bill  of  ;£"9,  12  ^.,  6  ^.,  conveyed  to 
Tho :  Bradbury  a  dwelling  house,  house- 
lot,  orchard,  etc.,  in  Salisbury ;  also,  ^  of 
yt  island  called  William  Barns'  island  ;  al- 
so, a  division  of  land  on  ferry  neck  being 
a  4-acre  planting  lot  which  I  bought  of 
Anthony  Sadler ;  the  said  houselot  lies  be- 
tween ye  highway  leading  to  ye  ferry  and 
ye  houselot  formerly  Mr.  Jn**  Hodges  and 
now  in  ye  possession  of  Tho :  Bradbury 
butting  upon  ye  street,  ye  planting  lot 
formerly  Josiah  Cobham's  now  in  ye  pos- 
session of  Isaac  Buswell ;  and  ye  said  is- 
land lies  encompassed  with  ye  meadows 
of  Jn"  Clough,  WilH :  Barnes,  Rodger  East- 
man, Jn°  Bayly,  Will :  Sargent  and  Lionell 
Worth,  June  25,  1662.  Wit:  William 
Buswell  and  Andrew  Grele.  Ack.  5  :  8 
mo:  1 67 1,  before  Robert  Pike,  commis- 

John  Ilsly  of  Salisbury,  barber,  conveyed 
to  Mr.  Tho  :  Bradbury  of  Salisbury  four 
divisions  of  upland  in  Salisbury  on  ye  ferry 
neck  formerly  belonging  to  John  Eyer, 
John  Clifford,  Henry  Brown  and  myself, 
formerly  and  now  inhabitants  of  said  town, 
March  25,  1660.  Wit:  Willi:  Buswell 
and  Henry  Brown.  Ack.  5  :  8  mo  :  1671, 
before  Robert  Pike,  commissioner. 

Jn°  Ilsley  of  Salisbury,  barber,  for  30  s., 
conveyed  to  Mr.  Tho  :  Bradbury  of  SaUs- 
bury  a  division  of  upland  on  ye  ferry  neck 
in  Salisbury  formerly  ye  land  of  Joseph 
Parker,  May  20,  1663.  Wit:  WilU : 
Bradbury  and  Jane  Bradbury.  Ack.  Oct. 
5,  167 1,  before  Robert  Pike,  commission- 

Abraham  Drake  of  Hampton,  yeoman, 
for  money  paid  to  me  or  by  my  order  to 
Capt.  Pendleton,  conveyed  to  Sam^^  fful- 
sham  of  Exiter  2  j4  -acre  houselot  in  Exiter, 
bounded  by  Nath^^  Boulter  now  in  ye 
hands  of  Sam^  ffoulsham,  ye  fresh  river,  a 
way,  and  land  granted  to  James  Wall,  Oct. 
8,  1666.  Wit :  Elizabeth  Ayers  and  Han- 
nah Dalton.  Ack.  by  grantor  and  his 
wife  Jane  Drake  (who  signed)  July  8, 
1668,  before  Sam^  Dalton,  commissioner. 

Capt.  Christopher  Hussey  of  Hampton, 
for  ;^8o,  conveyed  to  my  sons  Steven 
Hussey  and  John  Hussey,  both  of  Hamp- 
ton, land  that  is  due  to  me  on  ye  island  of 
Nantuckett  and  all  neat  cattle,  goats, 
horses,  etc.,  there,  Oct.  23,  1671.  Wit: 
Sam"  Dalton.  Ack.  23  :  8  :  1671,  before 
Sam"  Dalton,  commissioner. 

Richard  Morgan  (signed  by  O  mark) 
of  Exiter  in  ye  river  of  Pascataway,  plant- 
er, conveyed  to  Sam"  ffolsome  of  Exiter 
a  certain  house  and  2  J^ -acre  houselot  in 
Exiter,  bounded  by  land  of  Jn**  Robinson 
now  in  ye  tenure  of  Sam"  Levett,  Abraham 
Drake  now  in  ye  occupation  of  grantee, 
and  a  common  way  yt  goeth  by  ye  fresh 
river,  March  23,  1668.  Wit:  John  ffol- 
some and  Edw  :  Smith.  Ack.  by  grantor 
and  wife  Rebecca  (who  released  dower, 
signing  by  mark  C)  Oct.  12,  167 1,  before 
Sam"  Dalton,  commissioner. 

John  Godfrey  of  Hampton,  tailor,  con- 
veyed to  Abraham  Pirkins,  jr.,  }^  acre  of 



swamp  land  in  Hampton  at  ye  end  of 
grantee's  lot,  bounded  by  Jn°  Marian,  Jn*' 
Godfrey,  grantee  and  common  land,  March 
2,  1670-1.  Wit:  John  Clifford  and  Han- 
nah Dalton.  Ack.  March  2,  16  70-1,  be- 
fore Sam"  Dalton,  commissioner. 

Jonathan  Smith  of  Hampton,  brick  mak- 
er, conveyed  to  Abraham  Pirkins,  jr.,  of 
Hampton,  carpenter,  6  acres  of  planting 
land  in  Hampton  in  a  common  field  called 
ye  north  plain,  being  J^  of  ye  1 2  acres 
granted  to  Henry  Sayword  sometimes  of 
Hampton,  the  1 2  acres  being  bounded  by 
Anthony  Tayler,  Jn**  Brown  (formerly  in 
ye  hands  of  Jn"  Sanders),  and  ye  com- 
mons of  Hampton  ;  ye  other  half  of  ye  12 
acres  being  now  in  ye  hands  of  Robert 
Page,  May  30,  1667.  Wit:  AUexander 
Dunham  (his  O  mark)  and  Mehitable 
Dalton.  Ack.  June  5, 1667,  before  Sam" 
Dalton,  commissioner. 

Steven  Dowe  of  Haverhill,  husband- 
man, for  ^40,  conveyed  to  Phillip  East- 
man of  Cambridge  and  Nath"  Singletary 
of  Haverhill  32  acres  in  Haverhill  to  ye 
westward  of  ye  saw  mill  river,  bounded 
by  ye  long  plain  that  leads  to  Michaell 
Emerson's  farm,  James  Pecker,  highway 
that  goeth  to  ye  west  meadow,  Georg 
CorUs,  Willi :  Allin  of  Salisbury  and  com- 
mon land,  June  i,  1669.  Wit:  Robert 
Swan  and  Robert  Clement.  Ack.  by 
grantor  July  31,  1669,  before  Nath"  Sal- 
tonstall,  commissioner.  Grantor's  wife  Ann 
Dow  released  dower  March  2,  1669-70, 
before  Nath"  Saltonstall,  commissioner. 

Execution:  William  ffifeild  v.  Richard 
Oliver,  dated  April  14,  1671.  Levied  by 
Abraham  Drake,  marshall  of  Hampton, 
May  4,  167 1,  one  share  of  cow  common 
in  Hampton,  and  3  acres  of  land  at  Ass 
bridge  in  Exiter,  bounded  by  Hampton 
line,  highway  that  goes  to  Exiter,  some- 
times William  Taylers. 

Execution  :  Abraham  Drake,  Benjamin 
Swett  and  Henry  Green  v.  Capt.  Walter 
Barfoot  and  Mr.  Henry  Greenland,  dated 
10  :  8  mo:  1671.  Levied  by  Abraham 
Drake,  marshall  of  Hampton,  21:  8  : 
167 1,  on  land  lying  on  Kitterie  point,  ex- 
cept the  warehouse  site  by  Capt.   Bare- 

foot over  against  ye  great  island, 
bounded  by  Major  Shapleigh;  and  ap- 
praised by  John  Redman,  sr.,  and  Jno 
Pickerin  chosen  by  Capt.  Barefoot 
and  Henry  Green  chosen  by  the 
marshall.  Also  levied  upon  £50^  worth 
of  biskett  of  Capt.  Walter  Barefoot,  ap- 
praised by  Mr.  Richard  Stileman  and 
John  Redman,  sr.  Also  levied  upon  2046 
feet  of  pine  boards  of  Mr.  Henry  Green- 
land, appraised  by  Rowland  ffiansall  and 
Nath"  Drake  chosen  by  Henry  Green  and 
Mr.  Greenland  at  30  j.per  thousand,  Nov. 
15,  1 67 1.  Remainder  of  the  execution 
was  satisfied  by  Isaac  Coule  upon  Mr. 
Greenland's  account,  Nov.  i8ori9, 1671. 

Rev.  John  Wheelwright,  pastor  to  ye 
church  and  congregation  of  Salisbury,  for 
love,  conveyed  to  my  daughter  Sarah,  ye 
now  wife  of  Richard  Crispe  of  Boston, 
merchant,  after  my  decease,  all  my  houses 
and  lands  in  ye  township  of  Nawthorp, 
Bound  thorp  and  Cumberworth,  Lincoln- 
shire, England,  lately  in  ye  occupation  of 
John  Green,  Nov.  2 1 ,  1671.  Wit:  John 
Stevens  (his  I  mark)  and  Tho  :  Bradbury. 
Ack.  28  :  9  :  167 1,  before  Robert  Pike, 

Robert  Jones  (his  I  mark)  of  Ams- 
berie,  yeoman,  for  £42,  mortgaged  to 
Richard  Dole  of  Nubery,  merchant,  25 
acres  of  meadow  in  Salisbury,  bounded  by 
ye  town  creek,  a  creek,  ye  widow  Worth, 
William  Sargeant,  ye  ware  island  and 
Merrimack  river,  Nov.  15,  1671.  Wit: 
Tho :  Woodbridg,  Richard  Currier  and 
Joseph  Hills.  Ack.  28  :  9  :  1671,  before 
Robert  Pike,  commissioner. 

William  White  of  Haverhill  and  wife 
Mary  (her  M  mark),  for  ;^i6,  conveyed 
to  Rodger  Eastman  of  Salisbury  a  2d  di- 
vision lot  of  16  acres  in  Haverhill  which 
was  formerly  a  lot  of  John  Generics, 
bounded  by  John  Williams,  sr.,  Abraham 
Witticker,  Merries  creek  and  Long  hill, 
Sept.  I,  1670.  Wit:  Daniell  Hendrick 
and  Thomas  Walle.  Ack.  by  W.  W.,  his 
wife  Mary  consenting.  May  22,  167 1, 
before  Nath  :  Saltonstall,  commissioner. 

Maj.  Robert  Pike  of  Salisbury,  planter, 
for  land,  to  Mr.  Tho :  Bradbury  of  Salis- 



bury  my  lo-acre  lot  of  upland  in  Salis- 
bury, bounded  by  Thos.  Carter,  land  in 
ye  hands  of  John  Bayly,  John  Stevens, 
Richard  GoodaJe's  rye  lot,  and  Pawwaus 
river.  May  4,  1668.  Wit:  John  Pike, 
Robert  Pike,  jr.,  and  Dorethie  Pike. 
Ack.  25:  10:  1671,  before  Sam^^  Dalton, 

Maj.  Robert  Pike  of  Salisbury,  for  a  3- 
acre  lot  of  meadow,  bounded  by  grantor, 
cove  and  creek,  conveyed  to  Tho  :  Brad- 
bury of  Salisbury  a  4 -acre  lot  of  meadow 
in  ye  great  meadows  towards  ye  beach 
point  in  Salisbury,  bounded  by  Mr.  Henry 
Monday,  Robert  Ring,  ye  great  neck  and 
marsh  granted  to  Mr.  Sam^^  Winsly,  April 
24,  1657.  Wit:  Samuel  Hall  and  Mary 
Wiggin.  Ack.  25:  10:  1671,  before 
Sam^  Dalton,  commissioner. 

Onesephorus  Page  (his  O  mark)  of 
SaHsbury,  weaver,  and  wife  Mary  (her  M 
mark),  for  40  s.,  conveyed  to  Mr.  Tho  : 
Bradburie  of  Salisbury,  planter,  ye  divi- 
sion of  upland  belonging  as  an  addition 
to  ye  planting  lot  of  Tho  :  Hauxworth 
sometime  of  Salisbury,  deceased,  being  2 
acres  on  ye  ferrie  neck  so  called  in  Salis- 
bury, 5  :  14  :  1669.  Wit :  PhiHp  Challis 
and  Sam  :  ffoot.  Ack.  by  both  July  14, 
1670,  before  Robert  Pike,  commissioner. 

Corp.  Christopher  Palmer  of  Harnpton, 
planter,  for  ;^5o,  conveyed  to  Daniell 
Tilton  of  Hampton,  blacksmith,  a  parcel 
of  upland  and  meadow  in  Hampton  up 
Tayler's  river  near  ye  Indian  graves,  the 
upland  being  the  south  half  of  100  acres 
which  Nath^^  Boulter  bought  of  John  Bar- 
rat,  the  other  half  being  now  in  ye  posses- 
sion of  John  Huggins ;  ye  meadow  con- 
taining yt  one  half  of  ye  meadow  which 
Jno  Barratt  sold  to  Nath^  Boulter,  joining 
to  said  upland,  according  to  ye  grant  in 
Exeter  town  book,  which  was  sometimes 
John  Legatts,  and  half  of  it  lately  sold  to 
Christopher  Palmer  by  Nath"  Boulter, 
Oct.  20,  1671.  Wit:  Mary  Slanian  and 
Joseph  Dow.  Grantor's  wife  Susanna  Pal- 
mer consents.  Ack.  2:11:  1671,  before 
Sam^  Dalton,  commissioner. 

John  Ilsly  of  Salisbury,  for  one-half  of 
one-half  of  ye  lO-acre  meadow  lot  granted 

to  Rev.  William  Worcester  by  ye  town  of 
Salisbury,  lying  in  a  place  called  ye  great 
meadow  near  ye  neck  bridge,  and  con- 
veyed to  me  by  Edward  Gone  of  Hamp- 
ton, planter,  today,  conveyed  to  said 
Gone  my  2 -acre  addition  lot  of  salt  marsh 
in  Hall's  farm  in  Salisbury,  lying  in  a 
corner  of  marsh  next  Hampton  line,  for- 
merly belonging  to  Richard  Goodale,  sr., 
now  deceased  ;  also,  my  addition  of  marsh 
belonging  to  ye  purchase  of  Hall's  farm, 
being  one  acre  and  12  rods,  lying  between 
ye  lots  of  John  Severans  and  William  Os- 
good, sr.,  in  SaHsbury;  also,  my  propor- 
tion of  marsh  I  bought  of  John  Easman 
in  ye  same  division,  being  166  rods  and 
one  acre ;  also,  my  proportion  I  bought 
of  Abraham  ffitts,  being  one  acre  and  1 7 
rods  of  marsh,  adjoining  above  lot, 
bounded  by  Edward  ffrench  and  Anthony 
Stanian;  also,  4  divisions  of  upland,  my  ' 
own,  Rodger  Eastman's,  Robert  ffitts' 
and  John  Maxfeild's,  lying  in  yt  division 
between  William  Allin's  lot  and  ye  high- 
way, 16:  11:  1 67 1.  Wit:  Tho:  Brad- 
bury and  Phill :  Challis.  Ack.  Jan.  16, 
167 1,  before  Robert  Pike,  commission- 

Edward  Gone  of  Hampton  conveyed 
to  John  Ilsly  of  Salisbury,  barber ,  8  acres 
of  upland  lying  in  Hall's  farm  in  Salisbu- 
ry, bounded  by  John  Clough  and  Georg 
Goldwyer,  the  highway  running  through 
ye  said  farm  and  Cane's  brook,  being  lot 

numbered  35  on  ye  town  book, , 

1669.  Wit :  Tho  :  Bradbury  and  William 
Bradbury.  Ack.  Jan.  16,  1671,  before 
Robert  Pike,  commissioner. 

Edward  Goue  of  Hampton,  planter, 
for  several  lots  of  land  in  Hall's  farm  in 
Salisbury,  conveyed  to  Jno  Ilsly  of  Salis- 
bury(?),  birber,  my  half  of  Timothie 
Worcester's  half  of  ye  lo-acre  lot  of  fresh 
meadow  in  Salisbury,  formerly  ye  lot  of 
Rev.  William  Worcester,  deceased,  lying 
in  ye  great  meadow,  bounded  by  meadow 
lot  formerly  of  John  Saunders,  Mr.  Henry 
Byly,  ye  great  neck  and  ye  little  river,  1 1  : 
16:  167 1.  Wit:  Tho:  Bradbury  and 
Phill:  Challis.  Ack.  16  :  11  :  1 671,  before 
Robert  Pike,  commissioner. 



Thomas  Bradbury,  sr.,  of  Salisbury, 
planter,  in  consideration  of  a  marriage 
consummated  between  Jn''  Stanian  of 
Hampton  and  my  daughter  Mary  Brad- 
bury, as  part  of  her  portion,  conveyed  to 
my  said  son-in-law  my  share  of  land  and 
marsh  of  Mr.  Hall's  farm  in  Salisbury,  and 
my  part  of  ye  addition  of  land  laid  out 
by  Salisbury  to  ye  said  farm,  Oct.  13, 
1664.  Wit:  William  Samborn  and 
Nath"  Boulter.  Ack.  Oct.  13,  1664, 
before  Sam*  Symonds. 

To  be  continued. 


Ann  Bishop  married  John  Elethorp  Aug. 
2,  1750. 

Samuel  Bishop  married  Elizabeth  Green 
Sept.  3,  1770. 

Sarah  Bishop  married  Matthew  Rolls, 
both  of  Marblehead,  Nov.  i6,  1749. 

— Marblehead  town  records. 

Old  Mary  Bishop  died  March  26,  1789 
(says  Coffin). 

Hannah  Bishop  married  George  Jack- 
man  July  6,  1728. 

Lydia  Bishop  published  to  Joseph 
Willit,  jr.,  Nov.  6,  1728. 

Lydia,  daughter  of  Mary  Bishop,  single- 
woman,  born  Aug.  29,  1749. 

Elizabeth  Bishop  published  to  Daniel 
Goodwin  Oct.  5,  1734. 

Mary  Bishop,  servant  of  Mr.  Parker, 
died  Dec.  11,  1683. 

— Newbury  town  records. 

Mary  Bishop,  adult,  baptized  June  17, 
1744. — Rowley  church  records. 

Abigail,  daughter  of  Abigail  Bishop, 
baptized  June  29,  1701.  —  Topsfield 
church  records. 

John  Bishop  of  Marblehead  published 
to  Elizabeth  Burn  of  Wenham  May  5, 
1764. —  Wenham  town  records. 

Hannah  Bishop  married  George  Wallis 
of  Manchester  April  30,  1718. — Beverly 
town  records. 

Children  of  John  and  Sarah  Bishop  : 
Sarah,  born  June  11,  1720,  and  John, 
born  April  6,  1722. — Bradford  town  rec- 

James  Bishop  published  to  Sally  Ende- 
cott  Feb.  9,  1788. 

Margaret  Bishop  (born  in  Salem  Feb. 
6,  1795)  married  Jonas  Harrington  June 
II,  1 815,  in  Salem. 

— Danvers  town  records. 

Susannah  Bishop  published  to  Samuel 
Dodge  6  :  10  :  17 13. 

Children  of  Job  Bishop :  Dinah,  born 
June  19,  1657  ;  Sarah,  born  May  19,1659  ; 
and  Hannah,  born  Dec.  24  [1662?]. 

Sarah,  daughter  of  Jacob  (Job?)  and 
Hanna  Bishop,  born  April  18,  1687. 

Anna  Bishop  married  Elisha  Newman 
Jan.  21,  1786. 

Samuel  Bishop,  son  of  Nathaniel,  died 
in  1703. 

— Ipswich  town  records. 

Elizabeth  Bishop  married  Eliezer  Giles 

Sept.  25,    1677.     " James   Bishop 


William  Bishop  of  Salem  married 
Dorothy  Hooper  of  Beverly  Oct.  15, 

Priscilla  Bishop  of  Salem  married  Sam- 
uel Day  of  Gloucester  Aug.  19,  1702. 

John  Bishop  married  Sarah  Hawkins, 
both  of  Salem,  Aug.  2,  1769. 

Samuel  Bishop  married  Peggy  Cox, 
both  of  Salem,  Dec.  30,  1787. 

Sally  Bishop  married  Charles  Holden, 
both  of  Salem,  Jan.  30,  1794. 

Joseph  Bishop  married  widow  Hannah 
Hammond,   both   of    Salem,    Nov.    17, 

John    Bishop    married    widow  Betsey 

Roles,  both  of  Salem,  March  27,  1796. 

John  Bishop  married  Catharine  Dodge 
Dec.  15,  1766. 

Sarah  Bishop  married  Joseph  Hender- 
son, both  of  Salem,  Oct.  22,  1783. 

Townsend  Bishop  was  granted  land  in 
Salem  in  1635,  and  was  of  Salem  in  1644, 
probably  removing  from  the  town  in 

— Salem  town  records. 

John  Bishop  of  Salem,  mariner,  and 
wife  Sarah,  daughter  of  Elizabeth  Trench, 
deceased,  1770,  1783. 

John  Bishop  of  Gloucester,  laborer, 



Joseph  Bishop  of  Salem,  tallow-chand- 
ler, 1 795-1 797,  and  wife  Hannah,  1795, 

Townsend  Bishop  sold  house  and  land 
in  Salem  in  1646. 

John  Bishop  of  Newbury,  17 12,  had  a 
son  Capt.  John  Bishop  of  Woodbridge, 
N.  J.,  that  year,  who  was  a  captain  in 
1692  and  1712  ;  and  apparently  of  New- 
bury in  1710-1. 

— Registry  of  deeds. 

Mary  Bishop  of  Ipswich,  1664,  1665. 

Job  Bishop  of  Ipswich,  165 1,  8,  9, 
1665,  wife  Mary,  1665.  Goodwife  Smith 
was  his  sister-in-law,  1665. 

Tho  :  Bishop  ef  Salem,  1666. 

Benoni  Bushopp  of  Gloucester,  1663. 

—  Court  records. 

Palmer  Bishop  lived  in  Marblehead, 
cordwainer,  1721-1772.  He  married, 
first,  Miss  Joanna  Wood  of  Beverly  ("  both 
of  Beverly")  Jan.  13,  1736,  in  Marble- 
head;  and  she  was  his  wife  in  1744.  He 
married,  second,  Elizabeth  Messervy  Dec. 
21,  1762.  Administration  was  granted 
on  his  estate  June  i,  1772  ;  the  property 
amounting  to  ;^433,  i8j.,  ^d.  His  wife 
Elizabeth  survived  him ;  and  administra- 
tion was  granted  on  her  estate  Feb.  2, 
1784.  He  had  a  daughter  Elizabeth,  who 
married  George  Barker  June  5,  1744,  and 
was  his  widow  in  1772. — Records. 

James  Bishop  married  Priscilla  Peabody 
of  Middleton  Nov.  4,  1 790 ;  and  lived  in 
Dan  vers.  Children :  James,  born  Feb. 
5»  i793>  i^  Middleton:  William,  born 
Sept.  29,  1795,  in  Danvers;  and  Daniel, 
bom  July  25,  1797,  in  Danvers. — Middle- 
ton  and  Danvers  town  records. 

Baptized  April  15,  1722,  Dorothy, 
daughter  of  Will™  and  Dorothy  (Hooper) 
Bishop,  on  ye  grandmother's  account 
(Mrs.  Elis :  Woodbury),  who  had  taken 
it  as  her  own  upon  ye  mother's  death  to 
bring  up. 

Children  of  Edward,  jr.,  and  Mary 
Bishop  baptized :  Priscilla,  Aug.  14, 
1681 ;  Joseph,  April  8,  1683  ;  Sarah, May 
24,  1685  ;  Benjamin,  July  17,  1687  ;  and 
John,  27  :  9  :   1689. 

— Beverly  First  Church  records. 

Children  of  Townsend  Bishop  baptized: 
Leah  (dau.),  19:  4-  ^634;  and  Jon. 
(son),  31:  5:  1642. —Salem  First 
Church  records. 

John  Bishop  lived  in  Newbury,  1648- 
1663,  on  the  Island  of  Nantucket  before 
1670,  and  in  Woodbridge,  N.  J.,  in  1677  ; 
carpenter,  1648;  married  Rebecca 
(Kent),  widow  of  Samuel  ScuUard  of 
Newbury,  yeoman,  Oct.  2,  1647  ;  and  she 
was  his  wife  m  1663.  Children,  born  in 
Newbury:  John,  born  Sept.  19,  1648; 
Rebecca,  born  May  15,  1650;  Joanna, 
born  April  24,  1652  ;  Hannah,  born  Dec. 
lOj  1653  ;  Elizabeth,  born  Aug.  i,  1655  ; 
died  March  11,  1655-6;  Jonathan,  born 
Jan.  II,  1656-7;  Noah,  born  June  20, 
1658  ;  David,  born  Aug.  26,  1660. — Reg- 
istry of  deeds,  and  Newbury  town  records. 

Henry  Bishop  of  Ipswich  married  at 
Boston  Feb.  20,  1657,  widow  of  Eliza- 
beth Wilbore,  and  died  before  1664. 

Job  Bishop  of  Ipswich,  1648,  son  of 
Thomas  Bishop  of  Ipswich,  married,  first, 
Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Rev.  George  Phil- 
lips, and  by  her  had  daughter  Elizabet  h, 
who  died  Feb.  27,  1652.  By  a  second 
wife  he  had  Dinah,  born  June  19,  1657  ; 
Sarah,  born  May  19,  1659  ;  and  Hannah, 
born  Dec.  24,  1662. 

William  Bitner  of  Andover  married,  in 
1648,  Sarah  Ingalls  of  Andover. 

— Savage. 


There's  lot  o'  music  in  'em,  the   hymns   of   long 

An'  when  some  gray-haired  brother  smgs  the  ones 

I  used  to  know, 
I  sorter  want  to  take  a  hand — I  think  o'   days 

gone  by, 
"  On  Jordan's   stormy  banks   I  stand  and  cast  a 

wistful  eye." 

'   There's  lots  of  music  in  'em — those  dear,    sweet 

hymns  of  old, 
With  visions  bright  of  lands  of  light  and  shining 

streets  of  gold ; 
And  I  hear  'em  ringing — singing,  where  Mem'ry 

dreaming  stands, 
*'  From  Greenland's  icy   mountains   to     India's 

coral  strands." 



They  seem   to  sing   forever  of   holier,   sweeter 

When  the   lillies  of   the  love    of  God   bloomed 

white  in  all  the  ways ; 
And  I  want  to  hear  their  music  from  the  old-time 

meetin's  rise, 
Till  "  I  can  read  my  title  clear  to  mansions  in  the 


We  never  needed  singin'  books  in  them  old  days; 

we  knew 
The  words — the  tunes  of  every  one  the  dear  old 

hymn  book  through ! 
We   didn't   have  no   trumpets   then — no    organs 

built  for  show ; 
We  only  sang  to  praise  the  Lord  *'  from  whom  all 

blessings  flow." 

An'  so  I  love  the  old  hymns,  and  when  my  time 

shall  come — 
Before  the  light  has  left  me  and  my  singing  lips 

are  dumb — 
If  I  can  only  hear  'em  then,    I'll  pass  without  a 

'•  To  Canaan's  fair  and  happy  land,   where  my 

possessions  lie!" 


Queries  are  inserted  for  one  cent  a  word. 
Answers  are  solicited. 

449.  Who  was  Daniel  Canady  (or 
Kennedy)  of  Salem  in  1685  ?  Who  were 
his  parents,  and  where  did  they  live  ?    k. 

450.  Who  was  Robert  Low  of  Ip- 
swich in  1686.  L. 


88.  Mary  Wadleigh  of  Exeter,  N.  H., 
who  married  John  Cram,  was  daughter  of 
Robert^  (son  of  Robert,3sonof  Capt.  Rob- 
ert,^ son  of  John,*  the  immigrant)  and  De- 
borah (Smith)  Wadleigh,  and  was  born  in 
Stratham,  N.  H.  The  will  of  her  father, 
Robert  Wadleigh,  dated  Aug.  17,  1733, 
and  proved  in  September,  1733,  mentions 
wife  Deborah ;  sons  John  and  Robert ; 
and  daughters  Mary,  Maria,  Deborah, 
Sarah  and  Meribah,  all  young.— /ohn  F. 
Johnson^  Ameshury^  Mass. 

442.  Sarah  Farrington,  who  married 
Joseph  Breed  at  Lynn  in  1683,  was  daugh- 
ter of  Mathew  Farrington,   sr.,  of  Lynn, 

and  was  born  there  15:4:  1663.  His 
will,  dated  Dec.  n,  1700  (when  he  called 
himself  "aged  and  weak  of  body"),  was 
proved  Jan.  20,  1700-1.  In  it,  he  men- 
tions his  wife  Sisly,  sons  Mathew,  William 
and  Theophilus  Farrington,  and  a  son  of 
his  son  John  Farrington,  deceased ;  and 
"I  give  to  my  Daughter  Sarah  Bread  the 
feather  Bed  that  is  in  my  best  Chamber 
^th  ^]|  ye  furniture  belonging  to  itt  &  my 
best  Cubord  &  twenty  pound  in  or  as 
money  to  be  paid  feuen  pounds  by  my 
Son  William  ffarrington  and  thirteen 
pounds  by  my  fon  Theophilus  ffarington." 
His  estate  was  valued  at  ;£"47i,  14J. — 


Pebbles  from  the  Shore.  By  E.  A. 
Kimball,  Boston,  1904.  This  is  an  at- 
tractive little  book  of  poems  by  Mrs.  E.A. 
Kimball  of  East  Haverhill,  Mass,  who  has 
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Amesbury,  Massachusetts.  With  some 
Related  Families  of  adjoining  towns  and 
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Hoy  I.  Providence,  R.  I.,  1905.  This  is 
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Avety.  Cleveland,  O.,  1904.  This  is 
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of  years.  He  states  that  the  style  and 
method  is  midway  between  "a  cold  intel- 
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Gourgues,  Hawkins,  Drake,  Cavendish, 
Gilbert,  Ralegh,  etc. 

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The  Essex  Antiquarian. 

Vol.  IX. 

Salem,  Mass.,  October,  1905. 

*No.  4. 


The  surname  of  Boardman  is  also 
spelled  in  the  early  records  of  Essex  coun- 
ty Boarman,  Bordman,  Boreman^  Bor- 
man  and  Bourman. 

Boardman^,  probably  a  resident 

of  England,  had  at   least  two  sons  who 
came  to  America. 

Children  : — 
2 — I.  Thomas'^,  baptized  Oct.  18,  1601,  in 
Claydon,  England;  so  says  Topsfield 
Historical  Collections,  volume  viii 
(1902),  page  104.  See  below  (-?). 
2 — II.  Daniel^,  came  to  America.  In  his 
brother  Thomas  Boardman's  will,  in 
1670,  he  is  mentioned  as  follows: 
"  Item  my  will  is  that  my  Brother 
Daniell  fhall  abide  with  my  wife 
while  fhee  Hues;  and  after  her  De- 
ceafe  that  he  Ihall  continue  while  he 
Hues  with  my  fonne  Thomas  to  be 
mainteyned  by  him." 

Thomas  Boardman^,  baptized  in  Clay- 
don, England,  Oct.  18,  1601.  He  was  a 
cooper  by  trade,  and  settled  in  Ipswich, 
Mass.,  in  1634.  He  was  called  "a  very 
old  man  "  in  167 1.  His  wife  Margaret 
probably  came  from  England  with  him. 
He  died  before  May  26,  1673  ;  his  will, 
dated  Dec.  17,  1670,  being  proved  June 
i9>  1673.  His  estate  was  appraised  at 
;^554,  6 J.,  dd.  His  wife  Margaret  sur- 
vived him,  and  died  in  Ipswich  Nov.  25, 

Children : — 
4 — I.        MaryS,  b,  about  1629;  m.  Robert  Kins- 
man of  Ipswich  before  1665;  and  she 
was  living  in  1679. 
5 — n.       Daniel^,  b.  about  1639.  {See  below  ^). 
6 — ni.      Martha^,  b.  about  1641 ;  m.   Thomas 
Low  of  Ipswich  July  4, 1660;  and  was 
living  in  1679. 
7— IV.      Thomas^,  b.  about  1643.  See  below  (7). 

8 — V.       Joanna^,  b.  about  1649;  m.   Isaac  Fel- 
lows of  Ipswich  Jan.  29,  1672. 

Daniel  Boardman3,  born  in  Ipswich 
about  1639.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  Ipswich  until  1665,  when  he 
purchased  the  farm  of  William  Evans  in 
Topsfield,  and  removed  thither.  He 
afterwards  lived  in  Topsfield,  and  was  one 
of  the  selectmen  of  the  town  in  1668  and 
1669.  He  married  Hannah  Hutchinson 
April  12,  1662,  in  Ipswich;  and  died  in 
Topsfield  April  27,  1708.  She  survived 
him,  and  lived  in  Topsfield,  his  widow,  in 
1723,  being  an  "  aged  person." 

Children : — 
9 — I.      Joseph*,  b.  about  1662.     See  below  (9). 
10 — II.     Nathaniel'*,  b.  about  1664.     See  belovf 


II — III.  Thomas^  b.  June  15,  1666,  in  Tops- 
field;  probably  settled  at  Cape  Porpus 
in  Maine. 

12 — IV.  Hannah'',  b.  Feb.  18,  1670,  in  Tops- 
field;  m.  Eleazer  Putnam  of  Salem 
about  1693;  and  was  living  in   1706. 

13 — V.  MarV*,  m.  Ebenezer  Foster  of  Ipswich 
Jan.  23,  1705-6;  lived  in  Rowley;  and 
d.  before  1720. 

14 — VI.  Wait  John'*,  b.  Aug.  23,  1676,  in  Tops- 
field.     See  below  {14). 

15 — VII.  David'*  (twin),  b.  June  21,  1682,  in 
Topsfield;  d.  at  Preston,  Conn.,  un- 
married, Feb.  I,  1724-5. 

16 — VIII.  Jonathan*  (twin),  b.  June  21,  1682, 
in  Topsfield;  laborer;  lived  in  Tops- 
field,  where  he  d.,  unmarried,  Oct.  3, 
1723,  aged  forty-one. 

Thomas  Boardman3,  born  in  Ipswich 
about  1643.  H^  ^^  *  farmer,  and 
lived  in  Ipswich.  He  married  Miss 
Elizabeth  Perkins  of  Ipswich  Jan.  i,  1667- 



8;  and  she  died  Dec.  4,  17 18.  Mr. 
Boardman  died  Oct.  — ,  17 19,  l^is  will, 
dated  Oct.  24,  17 19,  being  proved  Nov. 

3»  1719- 

Children,  born  in  Ipswich  : — 
17— I.     Thomas*,  b.  Aug.  8,   1669.     See  below 

18— II.     Jacob*,   b.  June  10,  1671.     See  below 

19 — III.    John*,  b.  March  18,  1672-3;  probably 

d.  before  1719. 
20— IV.    Offin*,   b.  Dec.  3,    1676.     See  below 

21 — V.     Margaret*,    b.    April    5,     1681;    m. 

Thomas  Burnam,  jr.,  of  Ipswich  Sept. 

30,  1 703 ;  and  was  living  in  1 720. 
22 — VI.    Elizabeth*,  b.  Nov.  6,  1686 ;  m.  Jedi- 

diah  Titcomb  of  Newbury  (pub.  June 

29,  1 71 7);  and  was  his  wife  in  1720. 

Joseph  Boardman*,  born  in  Ipswich 
about  1662.  He  was  a  yeoman  and 
house-carpenter,  and  lived  on  the  late 
James  Manning  farm  in  Topsfield.  He 
married  Prudence  Foster  Feb.  17,  1696- 
7  ;  and  died  in  Topsfield  May  18,  i737- 
She  survived  him,  and  died,  his  widow,  in 
Topsfield  Oct.  28,  1755. 

Children,  born  in  Topsfield  :  — 
23 — I.      Abigail^,  b.  Sept.  8,  1700;  m.  Isaac 
Cummings  of  Ipswich  March  8,  1716- 


24 — II.     Hannah^,  b.  Aug.  16,  1703;  m.,  first, 

Jacob  Perkins  Dec.  5,  1 721;  second, 
John  Batchelder  of  Topsfield  Aug.  23, 
1763;  and  d.  in  Topsfield  April  27, 
1783,  aged  seventy-nine. 


Corp.  Nathaniel  Boardman*,  born  in 
Ipswich  about  1664.  He  was  a  husband- 
man and  carpenter,  and  lived  in  Topsfield. 
He  was  commissioned  quartermaster  by 
Lt.-gov.  William  Dummer  Aug.  16,  1723. 
He  was  prominent  in  town  affairs,  being  a 
selectman  in  1723, 1727, 1728,  1730  and 
1732  ;  and  representative  to  the  general 
court  in  1727,  1737,  1740  and  1741.  He 
married  Miss  Abigail  Rolfe  of  'Newbury 
June  28, 1 7 10;  and  she  died  in  Topsfield 
Aug.  II,  1749.  He  died  in  Topsfield 
March  7,  1758,  being  •*  an  aged  m*an." 
In  his  will,  he  gave  ;£"5,  6j.,  8</.,  towards 
building  a  new  meeting  house,  provided  it 

is  set  where  the  old  one  then  stood.  He 
also  gave  to  the  church  ;^i,  6^.,  8c?.  In 
the  later  years  of  his  life  he  was  called 
"  gentleman." 

Children,  born  in  Topsfield  : — 
25 — I.  Nathaniel^,  b.  April  9,  1711;  lived  in 
Topsfield;  m.  Martha  Perley  of  Ips- 
wich April  I,  1736;  and  d.  in  Tops- 
field  Aug.  26,  1736.  She  m.  second- 
ly, John  Chapman,  jr.,  of  Topsfield 
March  i,  1738-9;  and  she  was  the 
latter 's  wife  in  1756. 
26 — II.  ABIGAIL^  bapt.  Sept.  5,  1714;  d.  Sept. 
13,  1736,  in  Topsfield. 


Wait  John  Boardman*,  born  in  Tops- 
field  Aug.  23,  1676.  He  was  called 
"  John  Boardman,"  having  discarded  his 
first  name.  He  was  a  husbandman,  and 
lived  in  Topsfield  until  his  father's  death, 
when  he  removed  to  Preston,  Conn., 
after  being  faithful  and  a  comfort  to  his 
father.  He  married  Mary  Billings  of 
Preston  May  4,  17 13;  and  died  Feb.  2, 
1739.  She  survived  him,  and  died,  his 
widow,  May  24,  1776. 

Children,  bom  in  Preston : — 
27 — I.      Eunice*,  d.  Feb.  6,  17 14.  ^ 

28 — II.    •,  b.  Nov.  15,  1715;  d.  Nov.  20, 

29 — III.   John*,   b.  Dec.  21,    1716.     See  below 

30 — IV.    Hannah'^,  b.  Oct.  20,  1718. 
31 — V.     Elijah',  b.  March   13,  1720;   lived  in 

Preston;   m.  Mary  Tyler   March  15, 

1749;  and  d.  Dec.  20,  1759.     They 

had  five  children. 
32 — VI.    Joseph*,  b.  Oct.  20,  1722;   captain  of 

the  2d  CO.  of  the  8th  Conn,  regiment; 

m.  Rachel  Killam  of  Preston  Sept.  8, 

1749;  and  d.  Sept.  23,  1796.     They 

had  twelve  children. 
33 — VII.  Mary',  b.  March  20,  1724;  m.   Henry 

Williams   Oct.  12,  1743. 
34 — VIII.  EuNiCE%   b.  July  10,  1728  ;m.    Capt. 

Stephen  Perkins  of  Topsfield  Aug.  11, 

1748;  and  lived  in  Topsfield. 
35 — IX.    Lois*,  b.  Oct.  14,  1 730;  m.  John  Cot- 

trell  before  1 756. 


Cornet  Thomas  Boardman*,  born  in 
Ipswich  Aug.  8,  1669.  He  was  a  carpen- 
ter, and  lived  in  Ipswich.  He  married, 
first,  Sarah  Langley  about  1697  ;  and  she 
died  Dec.  27,1725.     He  married,  second, 



Mrs.  Sarah  Gurley  (published  May  6, 
1727)  j  and  she  died  April4,  1735.  He 
died  in  1736  (?),  having  conveyed  his 
house,  barn,  shops  and  land  in  Ipswich  to 
his  son  John  Boardman  in  1720. 
Children,  born  in  Ipswich  : — 
36 — I.      JoHN^,  b.  Feb.  13,   1697-8.     See  below 

37 — n.  Abel",  b.  Sept.  23,  1700  (bapt.  June 
12,  1 71 5);  yeoman,  joiner  and  gun- 
smith; lived  in  Ipswich;  m.  Mary 
Warner  (pub.  May  23,  1735);  he  d. 
in  Ipswich  May  16,  1752;  she  sur- 
vived him,  and  m.,  secondly,  William 
Buswell  of  Amesbury,  cooper  (pub. 
April  10,  1754).  Mr.  Boardman  prob- 
ably had  no  children. 

38 — III.  Sarah*,  m.  Thomas  Cross  of  Ipswich, 
turner  (pub.  Feb.  18,  17201);  and 
she  was  his  wife  in  1 736. 

39 — IV.  Hannah*,  m.  John  Treadwell  of  Ips- 
wich, yeoman,  Oct.  9,  1728;  and  was 
his  wife  in  1 736 . 

40^v.  Martha*,  m.  Caleb  Pool  of  Gloucester, 
yeoman,  March  28,  1727;  and  she 
was  his  wife  in  1 736. 

41 — VI.  Elizabeth*,  m.  Joseph  Manning  of  Ip- 
swich, gentleman,  Nov.  14,  1732. 

42 — VII.  Lucy*,  bapt.  21:  10:  1712;  m.  John 
Appleton,  3d,  of  Ipswich,  joiner,  Aug. 
4,  1 731;  and  she  d.  Feb.  24,  1790, 
'*  aged  seventy-three." 

43~viii.  Stephen*,  bapt.  8:  7:  171 7.  See  be- 
low {4s). 

44 — IX.  Langley*,  bapt.  Feb.  18,  1721-2;  d.  in 
Ipswich   Feb.  14,  1737,  aged  sixteen. 


Jacob  Boardman^,  born  in  Ipswich  June 
10,  167 1.  He  was  a  yeoman  and  car- 
penter, and  lived  in  Ipswich.  He  married, 
first,  widow  Martha  Rogers  May  18,  1699  ; 
and  she  died  June  10, 1 740.  He  married, 
second,  Mary  Ash  of  Wenham  Sept.  20, 
1742  (published  in  Ipswich  Aug.  22, 
1 741);  and  died  in  Ipswich  Dec.  10, 
1756.  His  wife  Mary  survived  him,  and 
removed  to  Boston  in  1757.  His  estate 
was  insolvent,  paying  a  dividend  of  about 
forty-five  per  cent. 

Children,  born  in  Ipswich : — 
45 — I.  Margaret*,  b.  May  6,  1700;  m.  Rich- 
ard Manning  (pub.  Oct,  20,  1 722). 
46—11,  Jacob*,  b.  AprU  i,  1702;  yeoman;  lived 
in  Ipswich;  m.  widow  Zeruiah  Bur- 
nam  of  Ipswich  July  26,  1750;  both 
became  of  unsound  mind  in  1760;  in 
1763,    he   was    being  boarded  with 

Ebenerer  Fuller  and  the  next  year 
she  was  being  boarded  with 
James  Platts  (in  Rowley?);  they  were 
both  living  in  1 769.  There  were  np 
children,  apparently. 

47 — in,   Mary*,  b.  Nov.  20,  1704. 

48-— IV.    Priscilla*,  b.  July  25,  1707;  m.  Joseph 
Manning  (pub.  Jan.  22,  1726). 

49 — V.     John*,  b.  Sept.  5,  1709.  See  below  (4g), 

50 — VI.    Hannah*,  bapt.  11:9:  1711. 

SI— VII.  Elizabeth*,  bapt.  23:  3:  1714;  d.May 
4,  1736. 


Capt.  Offin  Boardman4,  born  in  Ip- 
swich Dec.  3,  1676.  He  lived  in  Ipswich 
until  1707,  when  he  removed  to  Newbury, 
from  whence  he  removed  to  Salisbury  in 
1729  or  1730.  He  was  at  first  a  weaver, 
and  then  a  mariner  or  coaster,  and  the 
last  few  years  of  his  life  were  spent  as  an 
innholder  in  Salisbury.  He  married,  first, 
Sarah  Heard  in  Ipswich  Feb.  28,  1698; 
and  she  died  in  Salisbury  May  27,  1738. 
He  married,  second,  Judith  Morss  of 
Newbury  April  24,  1740 ;  and  died  March 
22, 1749,  in  Salisbury,  at  the  age  of  seven- 
ty-two. His  wife  Judith  survived  him. 
His  estate  was  valued  at  ;£"  1,685,  ^  ^^'*  4^' 
He  had  considerable  property  at  North 
Yarmouth,  Me. 
Children : — 
52 — I.      Offin*,  b.  Dec.  16,  1698,  in  Ipswichw 

See  below  {j2)» 
53 — II.     Sarah*,  m.  Stephen  Coffin,  jr.,  of  New- 
bury Aug.  16,  1722;  and  both  die^ 
before  1748. 
54 — III.   Eli2:abeth*,  d.  in  Newbury    April  27, 

55— IV.   Nathaniel*,  bapt.  July  8,  1705,  in  Ip- 
swich; probably  d.  young. 
56 — V.     John',   b.  Dec.  6,  1707,   in  Newbury; 

probably  d.  young. 
57 — VI.  Margaret*,  b.  Oct.  28,  1710,  in  New- 
bury; d.  in  Salisbury  July  18,  1730. 
58 — VII.  Abigail*,  b.  Dec.  28,  1712,  in  New- 
bury; m.  Stephen  Hook  Jan.  25, 
1732-3;  and  probably  d.  before  1748, 
without  issue. 


Capt.  John  BoardmanS,  born  in  Pres- 
ton, Conn.,  Dec.  21,  17 16.  He  lived  in 
Preston  until  1745,  when  he  removed  to 
Topsfield,  Mass.,  where  he  afterwards 
resided.  He  mariied  Elizabeth  Cagwin 
(or,  Kegwin)  of  Stonington,  Conn.,  Jan. 



26,  1736;  and  died  April  7,  1780,  "in 
something  of  a  sudden  &  unexpected 
manner,"  aged  sixty-three.  She  survived 
him,  and  died,  his  widow,  Feb.  3,  1789. 

Children : — 
59 — r.      Hannah^,  b.  in  1737,  in  Preston;    m. 
Lt.  Daniel  Towne  of  Topsfield   Feb. 

3,  1 761  ;  and  d.  in  Topsfield  Dec.  30, 
1814,  aged  seventy-seven. 

60 — II.  Abigail^,  b.  in  1739,  in  Preston;  m. 
Stephen  Foster,  jr.,    of  Topsfield  Jan. 

4,  1763;  and  d.  in  Topsfield  July  8, 
1786,  of  consumption,  at  the  age  of 

61 — III.  Nathaniel^  b.  in  1741,  in  Preston; 
"died  from  Home  in  ye  Army''  in 

62 — IV.  Lois^,  b.  in  1744,  in  Preston;  m.  Thom- 
as Cummings,  jr.,  of  Ipswich  April  26, 
1763;  by  the  change  of  town  line  they 
lived  in  Topsfield  after  1774;  she  d. 
Dec.  6,  1792. 

63 — V.  Elizabeth^,  b.  Sept.  18, 1746,  in  Tops- 
field;  m.  Benjamin  Johnson  of  Ipswich 
Sept.  8,  1766;  they  removed  to  Lim- 
erick, Me.,  being  among  the  very 
first  settlers  of  that  town. 

64 — VI.  John®,  b.  Sept.  24,  1748,  in  Topsfield; 
m.  Bethiah  Gidding  of  Ipswich  Nov. 
8,  1770;  and  d.  Jan.  28,  1771,  aged 
twenty-two.  She  m.,  secondly,  Josiah 
Fitts,  3d,  of  Ipswich  Feb.  20,  1776; 
and,  thirdly,  John  Gould,  jr.,  of  Tops- 
field  June  3,  1777.  Mr.  Gould  had 
no  children  apparently. 

65 — VII.  Mary®,  b.  March  12,  1 750-1,  in  Tops- 
field;  m.  Josiah  Cummings  Dec.  6, 
1781 ;  and  lived  in  Andover. 

66 — vni.  Daniel®,  b.  Dec.  26,  1752,  in  Tops- 
field.     See  below  {66). 

67--IX.  Eunice®,  b.  Feb.  i,  1755,  in  Topsfield; 
d.  July  12,  1768. 


Capt.  John  BoardmanS,  born  in  Ipswich 
Feb.  13,  1697-8.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  Ipswich,  having  a  pew  in  the 
South  church.  He  deeded  his  farm  to 
his  dutiful  son  John  in  1 743.  He  married 
Abigail  Choate  (published  Nov.  27, 
1720) ;  and  died  in  Ipswich  Oct.  i,  1760. 
His  estate  was  appraised  at  ;^  1,1 73,  igs.y 
4^.     She  was  his  wife  in  1757. 

Children,  born  in  Ipswich  : — 
68 — I.      John®,  bapt.  May  6,    1722.     See  below 

69 — II.     Abigail®,    bapt.   March  8,    1723;    m. 

Thomas  Prime  of  Rowley   (pub.  Jan. 

24,  1746-7;  and  she  lived  in  Rowley, 

his  widow,  in   1762. 
70 — III.   Thomas®,  bapt.  March  20,  1725.     See 

below  {70), 
71 — IV.    Sarah®,  bapt.  April  21,   1728;  d.  Nov. 

4,  1737- 
72 — V.     Mary®,  bapt.  Dec.  6,  1730;  d.  Nov.  4, 

73 — VI.    Lucy®,  bapt.  Aug.  5,  1733;  ^'  ^o^*  4» 

74 — VII.  Francis®,  bapt.  July  18,  1736;  d.  Nov. 

5i  1737- 
75 — VIII.  Sarah®,  bapt.  Nov.  12,  1738;  lived  in 

Ipswich,  unmarried,  spinster,  in  1763. 

76 — IX.    Mary®,  bapt.  April  11,  1742;  m.  James 

Kinsman  of    Ipswich  Nov.  6,    1760; 

and  was  his  widow  in  1 764,  when  she 

lived  in  Ipswich. 


Stephen  BoardmanS,  baptized  in  Ip- 
swich 8:7:1717.  He  was  a  blacksmith, 
and  lived  in  Gloucester  in  1738,  and 
after  1741  in  Ipswich.  He  married 
EHzabeth  Cogswell  of  Ipswich  (published 
Sept.  22,  1744).  He  sold  his  house, 
barn,  shop,  land,  etc.,  in  Chebacco 
parish,  where  he  lived,  in  1748,  and 
probably  removed  from  town. 

Children,  baptized  in  Ipswich  : — 
77—1-  Elizabeth^,  bapt.  Dec.  22,  1745. 
78—11.     Stephen^,    bapt.   April    24,    1748;   d. 

79— III.   Stephen®,  bapt .  Oct.  14,  1750. 


John  BoardmanS,  born  in  Ipswich  Sept. 
5,  1709.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and  lived 
in  Ipswich.  He  married  Mrs.  Anna 
Fuller  (published  Feb.  24,  1748);  and 
died  before  Nov.  5,  1759,  when  adminis- 
tration was  granted  upon  his  estate,  which 
was  valued  at  ;£"444,  4^.,  10^.  She  sur- 
vived him,  and  married,  secondly,  Joshua 
Low  April  3,  1 760.  She  was  Mr.  Low's 
wife  in  1767. 

Children,  baptized  in  Ipswich  : — 
80 — I.      Elizabeth®,   bapt.  Dec.    3,  1749;   m. 

Daniel  Warner  (pub.  July  5,  1766). 
81 — II.     Daniel®,    bapt.    Jan.    18,    1756.     See 

below  {8/). 


Offin  BoardmanS,  born  in  Ipswich 
Dec.  16,  1698.  He  lived  in  Newbury; 
and  married  Sarah  Woodman  of  Newbury 



Jan.  17,  1722-3.  He  died  before  Oct. 
20, 1 735,  when  administration  was  granted 
upon  his  estate,  which  was  valued  at 
;^785,  17 J.  He  had  much  land  and 
some  cattle  at  North  Yarmouth,  Me.  She 
survived  him,  and  married,  secondly, 
Stephen  Wyatt  of  Newbury  Nov.  1 7, 1 737- 

Children,  born  in  Newbury  : — 
82 — I.      Offin^  b.  Sept.  6,  1723.   See  below  {82). 
83—11.    Thomas^  (twin),  b.  March  7,  1726.  See 

below  (<^j). 
84 — III.    Elizabeth^  (twin),  b.  March   7,  1726; 

no.  John  Pearson,    3d,    of     Newbury 

May  5,  1748. 
85 — IV.    Jacob^,  b.  Dec.  29,  1727  ;  lived  in  New- 

buryport,  shopkeeper  and  naerchant, 

86 — V.     JOHN^,  b.  Oct.  I,  1730.    See  below  {86). 
87 — VI.   Jonathan^.     See  below  {87). 


Capt.  Daniel  Boardman^,  born  in 
Topsfield  Dec.  26,  1752.  He  was  a  yeo- 
man, and  lived  in  Topsfield.  He  was 
captain  of  the  military  company  at  Tops- 
field,  and  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution.  He 
married  Lydia  Bishop  of  Rowley  (pub- 
lished Nov.  25,  1776) ;  and  died  May  i, 
1803,  having  a  military  funeral.  She  sur- 
vived him ;  and  married,  secondly,  John 
Batchelder,  sr.,  Aug.  30,  181 2;  dying 
in  Pittsfield,  N.  H.,  Oct.  12,  1841,  aged 

Children,  born  in  Topsfield  : — 
88 — I.      Eunice'',  b.  Jan.  8,  1778;  m.,  first,  Jon- 
athan   Porter    of  Danvers  Nov.    30, 
1797;    second,    Jeremiah  Putnam  of 
Danvers   Oct.  16,  1810;  and  d.  May 
2,  1852. 
89 — II.     John',  b.  Oct.  10,  1779;  lived  in  Tops- 
field;  m.  Rebecca  Gould  March   18, 
1802;  and  d.  June  17,  1856.     They 
had  five  children. 
90— III.   Bishop',  b.  Sept.  26,    1781;    yeoman; 
lived  in  Topsfield  and  Danvers ;  and 
d.   in   Danvers,  unmarried,  Oct.  20, 


91 — IV.  Daniel^  b.  Nov.  11,  1783;  lived  in 
Topsfield;  m.  Elizabeth  Gould  March 
15,  1804;  and  d.  at  sea.  She  m., 
secondly,  Artemas  W.  Perley  of  Box- 
ford  May  20,  1823.  Mr.  Boardman 
had  three  children. 

92 — V.     Betsey',  b.  Jan.  8,  1785;  d.  young. 

93 — VI.  Betsey',  b.  Jan.  12,  1787;  m.  David 
Marden  March  4,  1824;  and  d.  at 
Pittsfield,  N.  H.,  Aug.  10,  1875. 

94— VII.  Lydia',  b.  in  1788;  d.  Sept.  9,  1796, 
aged  eight. 

95 — VIII.  Nathaniel',  b.  Sept.  29,  1790;  shoe 
manufacturer;  lived  in  Danvers;  m., 
first,  Nancy  Putnam  May  16,  181 6; 
shed.  March  19,  1823;  m.,  second, 
Anna  Putnam  Nov.  25,  1824;  she  d. 
June  27,  1872;  and  he  d.  in  Danvers 
Oct.  27,  1876.     He  had  six  children. 

96 — IX.  Sally',  b.  Dec.  3,  1793;  m.  Benjamin 
Towne  of  Topsfield  March  12,  1812; 
and  d.  Aug.  28,  1872. 



Lt.  John  Boardman^,  baptized  in  Ip- 
swich May  6,  1722.  He  was  a  yeoman, 
and  lived  in  Ipswich.  He  married  Mary 
Baker  (published  Nov.  25,  1743)  ;  and 
died  in  Ipswich  March  10,  1755.  She 
survived  him,  and  married,  secondly, 
John  Potter,  jr.,  June  15,  1758.  Mr. 
Boardman  had  a  negro  man  named  Sippeo. 
They  attended  the  South  church. 

Children,  born  in  Ipswich  : — 
97 — I.    Mary',  bapt.  Feb.  17,  1 744 ;  probably 
m.  Robert  Dodge,  both  of  the  Ham- 
let parish  (pub.  April  11,  1764). 
98 — II.  Francis',  bapt.  March  8,    1746.     See 

below  {g8). 
99 — III.  Lucy',  bapt.  July  9,  1749;  living,  1764, 
m.  Nathaniel  Lord,   3d,   of  Ipswich 
July  4,  1 771. 
100— IV.    John',  bapt.  Oct.  6,  1751;  living  in 

1767.  ,.     ^ 

loi — V.  Ebenezer',  bapt.  Sept.  29,  1754*,  lived 
in  Ipswich ;  baker;  and  administration 
was  granted  on  his  estate  July  16, 


Thomas  Boardman^,  baptized  in  Ip- 
swich March  20,  1725.  He  was  a  yeo- 
man, and  lived  in  Ipswich,  being  called 
<*  gentleman  "  during  the  last  years  of  his 
life.  He  married  EHzabeth  How  (pub- 
lished May  23,  1747)  ;  and  died  before 
June  4,  1776,  when  administration  was 
granted  upon  his  estate,  which  was  ap- 
praised at  ;^i,2  35,  OS.,  jd.  She  survived 
him,  and  was  his  widow  in  1783.  She 
probably  married,  secondly,  Capt.  Richard 
Homan  Sept.  23,  1792.  They  attended 
the  South  church. 

Children,  born  in  Ipswich  : — 
102 — I.      Elizabeth',  bapt.  Feb.  28,    1747-8; 
d.  May  23,   1767. 


103— II.  Thomas',  bapt.  Feb.  18,  1749;  ^i^i^g 
in  1783. 

104— III.  Joseph',  bapt.  Jan.  5,  1752;  yeoman; 
lived  in  Ipswich,  1 796. 

105 — IV.  John  How',  bapt.  March  24,  I754» 
yeoman;  hved  in  Ipswich,  1796. 

106 — V.  Abigail',  bapt.  May  30,  1756;  m. 
Nathan  Brown  (pub.  July  11,  1776). 

io'7— VI.  Sarah',  bapt.  Sept.  3,  1758;  m.  Abra- 
ham Brown  (pub.  Dec.  30,  I779)- 

108— VII.  Abel',  bapt.  Oct.  5,  1760;  baker; 
lived  in  Newburyport;  m.  Miss  Lydia 
Potter  of  Ipswich  May  11,  1783;  and 
d.  in  1816.     He  had  a  son  Thomas. 

109---VII1.  Susanna',  bapt.  Nov.  — ,  1762;  m. 
James  Bumham  Feb.  5,  1786, 

1 10 — IX.  Stephen',  bapt.  Sept.  16,  1764;  cord- 
wainer;  lived  in  Ipswich;  m.  Martha 
Kinsman  June  2,  1791 ;  and  had  a  son 

Ill— X.  Francis',  bapt.  Aug.  3,  1766;  baker; 
lived  in  Marblehead;  and  d.  there, 
suddenly,  March  31,  1823,  aged  fifty- 
six,  leaving  no  children. 

112— XI.  Elizabeth',  bapt.  July  31,  1768;  m. 
Ephraim  Brown,  jr.,  Nov.  13,  1791. 

Daniel  Boardman^,  baptized  in  Ipswich 
Jan.  18,  1756.  He  lived  in  Ipswich, 
being  a  mariner  or  fisherman  and  lighter- 
man. He  married,  first,  Mary  Hodgkins 
Sept.  15,  1778;  and  she  died  March  6, 
1799.  He  married,  second,  Bethiah 
Burnham  (published  Sept.  28,  1799); 
and  died  May  — ,  1823,  his  estate  being 
insolvent.  His  wife  Bethiah  survived 

Children,  bom  in  Ipswich : — 
113 — I.      Mary',  bapt.  Aug.  20,  1780. 
114 — II.     John',  bapt.  July  29,  1781. 
115^ — III.  Daniel',  bapt.  Dec.  23,  1782. 
116 — IV.    Francis    Hodgkins',   bapt.  Jan.  9, 

1785;  cordwainer;  lived  in  Salem;  m. 

Lucy  Gray  of  Salem  Nov.  29,    1810; 

and  d.  April  -,  1826.     They  had  two 

117 — V,    Anna',  bapt.  Nov.  26,  1786. 
ii8 — VI.   Abigail',  bapt.  Feb.  27,  1791. 
119 — VII.  Lucy',  bapt.  May  14,  1797. 
120— viii. ',  d.  Feb.  13,  1799. 


Offin  Boardman^,  born  in  Newbury 
Sept.  6,  1723.  He  was  a  shipwright  and 
boat  builder,  and  lived  at  the  port  in 
Newbury,  which  was  incorporated  as  New- 
burjrport  in  1764.  He  married,  first, 
Hannah  Carrof  Newbury  Oct.  21,  1746; 

THE   ESSEX   antiquarian. 

and  she  was  living  in  1774.  He  married, 
second,  widow  Tamizen  Stevens  of  New- 
buryport Oct.  10,  1778.  He  died  in 
Newburyport  April  26,  1802;  and  his 
wife  Tamizen  died,  his  widow,  in  181 2. 

Children,  born  in  Newbury  : — 
121 — I.      Offin',  b.  Feb.  18,  1747.      See  below 

122 — II.     Elizabeth',  b.  Oct.  2,  1749;  m.  Wil- 
liam Work  of  Newburyport,  house-car- 
penter; and  they  were  living  in  1805. 
123 — III.   Hannah',  b.  March  29,  1751;  m.  Ed- 
mund Sweat  of   Newburyport,   rope- 
maker,  Oct.  3,  1767;  and  they  lived 
in  Newburyport  in  1805. 
124 — IV.   Thomas',  b.  Nov.  20,  1752.      See  be- 
low {124). 
125 — V.     Moses',  b.  Nov.  21,  1754. 
126 — VI.    Samuel',  b.  March  29,  1757. 
127 — VII.  Rhoda',  b.  Jan.  29,    1759;   spinster; 
and  lived  in  Newburyport  in  1805. 


Thomas  Boardman^,  born  in  Newbury 
March  7,  1726.  He  was  a  boat  builder, 
and  lived  in  Newbury.  He  married  Anne 
Pearson  May  9,  1749;  ^^^  ^^^^  ^  i7Si* 
His  estate  was  appraised  at  ;£429,  17 J. 
She  married,  secondly,  Joseph  Moulton 
Sept.  5,  1754;   and   died  in   or  before 


Child,  born  in  Newbury  : — 
128— I.     ',  b.  in  1 75 1. 


John  Boardman^,  born  in  Newbury 
Oct.  I,  1730.  He  was  a  shipwright,  and 
lived  in  that  part  of  Newbury  which  was 
incorporated  as  Newburyport  in  1764. 
He  married  Judith  Marsh  of  Haverhill 
Nov.  9,  1752;  and  he  died  before  Jan. 
31,  1 791,  when  administration  was  grant- 
ed upon  his  estate.     She  survived  him. 

Child,  born  in  Newburyport : — 
129—1.      John',  b.  Aug.  14,  1767;  of  Newbury- 
port, boat  builder,  1 79 1,  1793. 

Capt.  Jonathan  Boardman^,  born  in 
Newbury.  He  was  a  ship  carpenter  and 
mariner,  and  lived  in  that  portion  of  New- 
bury that  was  incorporated  as  Newbury- 
port in  1764.  He  married  Rebecca 
Moody  March  12,  1 7  6 1 .  His  will,  dated 
Aug.  26,  1808,  was  proved  June  10, 1 813. 



She  survived  him,  and  died,  his  widow, 

in  1814. 
Children : — 

130 — I.  William',  b.  March  31,  1762,  in  New- 
bury; d.  before  1808. 

131 — II.  Rebecca',  b.  Sept.  30,  1764,  in  New- 
buryport;  m.  Benjamin  Shuteof  New- 
market, N.  H.,  May  21,  1785;  and  d. 
before  1808. 

132 — III.  Jonathan',  lived  in  Newburyport, 
cooper,  1808;  and  was  living  in  18 14. 

133 — IV.  Sarah',  m.  Moses  Goodrich  of  New- 
buryport July  6,  1789;  and  she  was 
living  in  1814. 

134 — V.  Mary',  b.  Oct.  9,  1772,  in  Newbury- 
port m.  Samuel  Chase  of  Newbury- 
port Oct.  I,  1790;  and  was  living  in 

135 — VI.  Betsey',  b.  Feb.  14,  1776,  in  New- 
buryport; m. Waterman  before 

1808;  and  was  living  in  1814. 

136 — VII.  Judith',  was  unmarried  in  1814. 

Capt.  Francis  Boardman?,  baptized  in 
Ipswich  March  8,  1746.  He  was  a 
master-mariner,  owning  the  Rambler,  a 
schooner  of  ninety  tons  burden.  He 
married  Mary  Hodges  of  Salem;  and 
erected  a  fine  house  east  of  the  common 
in  Salem,  on  the  comer  of  Boardman 
street,  where  he  lived.  He  died  in  Port 
Au  Prince,  of  fever,  Feb.  10,  1792,  aged 
"  forty-four."  His  estate  was  appraised  at 
;^ 4,756.  She  survived  him,  and  died,  his 
widow,  in  1828.  They  were  attendants 
at  the  East  church. 

Children : — 
137 — I.      Mary',  b.  about  1778;  m.   Benjamin 
Williams  Crowninshield     of    Salem, 
member   of  congress,   United   States 
senator,  and  secretary  of    the    navy, 
Jan.    I,    1804;   and  was    living     in 
138 — II.     Elizabeth',  b.  about  1779;  m.  Nath- 
aniel Bowditch  of  Salem   March  25, 
1798;  and  d.,  of  scrofula,   Oct.    18, 
1798,  aged  nineteen. 
139 — in.   Francis^  b.  about  1784;  lived  in  Sa- 
lem, mariner,  1828. 
140— IV.    John',    bapt.  July  30,  1786,   in  East 
church,  Salem;  d.  May  14,  1791,  aged 
five  years.     He  bad  consumption  and 
grew  deformed. 
141--V.     Sarah',  bapt.  Oct.  7,    1787,  in  East 
church,  Salem;  m.  Zachariah  F.  Sils- 
bee  ;  and  was  living  in  1828. 


Thomas  Boardman7,  baptized  in  Ip- 
swich Feb.  18,  1749.  He  was  a  yeoman, 
and  lived  in  Ipswich.  He  married 
Hannah . 

Children,  baptized  in  Ipswich : — 
142 — I.      Langley',  bapt.  June  19,  1774. 
143 — n.     Hannah',  bapt.  Oct.  27,  1776. 
144 — III.   Thomas',  bapt.  March  i,  1778. 
145 — IV.   John',  bapt.  April  30,  1780. 
146 — V.     Daniel  Noyes',  bapt.  Feb.   12,  1792. 

%  121 

Capt.  Offin  Boardman7,  born  in  New- 
bury Feb.  18,  1747.  He  was  first  a  mari- 
ner, and  subsequently  a  merchant.     He 

married,  first,  Sarah about  1770, 

and  she  died  in  Newburyport  Aug.  29, 
1796.  He  married,  second.  Miss  Sally 
Tappan  of  Newburyport  April  20,  1797. 
They  lived  in  Newburyport ;  and  he  died 
about  1811,  his  will,  dated  March  i, 
1808,  being  proved  Sept.  5,  18 11.  His 
wife  survived  him,  and  died,  his  widow, 
Aug.  — ,  1820,  in  Newbury. 

Children,  born  in  Newburyport : — 
147 — I.      SuKEY  Greenleaf',  b.  Dec.  29,  1771; 

d.  young. 
148 — II.     Hannah  Carr',  b.  Aug.  13,  1775;  m. 
Amos  Tappan  of  Newburyport,  mer- 
chant. May  9,  1798;  and  both  were 
living  in  1820. 
149 — in.    Offin',  b.  Aug.  9,  1777;  lived  in  New- 
bury, trader,  in  181 1. 
150 — IV.   Benjamin  Greenleaf',  b.  Sept.  25, 

151 — V.    Susan  Greenleaf',  b.  Oct.  22,  1788; 

m. Odiorne  before  1820. 

Thomas  Boardman^,  born  in  Newbury 
Nov.  20,  1752.  He  was  a  boat  builder 
and  mariner,  and  lived  in  Newburyport. 
He  married  Miss  Anna  Noyes  of  Newbury- 
port (published  July  11,  1776);  and 
died  there  Nov.  17,  1788.  She  survived 
him,  and  died,  his  widow,  in  1809.  The 
inventory  of  his  estate  amounted  to  ;^267, 
I2J.,  dd.  He  had  a  pension  from  con- 
gress, paid  at  Philadelphia. 

Children : — 
152— I.      Anna',  b.  about  1776;  living  in  1797. 
153 — II.     Mary',  b.  about  1778;  lived  in  New- 
bury; and  d.,  unmarried,  in  181 3. 
154— III.    Rhoda',  b.  about  1780 ;  living  in  1797. 



15s — IV.    Thomas^,   b.    about     1782;    mariner; 

lived  in  Newburyport;  and  was  Jiving 

in  1813. 
156 — V.     Eunice*,  b.  about  1785;  living  1797. 
157 — VI.    MosES^,  b.  about  1787;  living  1797. 
158 — VII.  Michael^   b.    about  1789;   living   in 




This  burial-place  in  the  woods  at  West 
Gloucester  is  the  original  cemetery  of  the 
Second  parish  in  Gloucester.  The  meet- 
ing house  and  parsonage  were  located 
near  here.  The  oldest  gravestone  now 
standing  there  and  decipherable  bears 
date  of  1720.  The  following  are  all  of 
the  inscriptions  to  be  found  there  bearing 
dates  prior  to  1800. 

In  memory  of 
Mrs.  Lucy  Bray. 

wife  of 
Cap.  Moses  Bray. 
who  died 
1799.     ^t.  62. 

In  memory  of 


Wife  of  M"^ 


who  Died  14*^  Sept. 


Aged  54  Years  &  3  M°. 

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2  4 



Here  lies  buried 

the  Body  of 


who  departed  this  Life 

March  the  9**^  1782 

in  the  82*^  Year 

of  his  Age. 

In   Memory   of 

Wife  of 


died  March  9*^    1785 

in  the  76*^  Year 

of  her  age 




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Remains  of 

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who  departed 

this  life 

Au^  20,  1798  : 

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M^^  Jemima  Haskall, 

Wife  to  Deacon 

William  Haskall  ; 

Who  Departed  this  life 

June  }®  i"  1 761.  in  y® 

77*^  Year  of  Her  Age. 

Here  lies  Buried 
the  Body  of  Deacon 
William  Haskell 
who  departed  this 
Life  Feb'^y  lo*^  1766 


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who  Departed  this  Life 

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Aged  62  Years. 

DEC^^  July  Ye  21st 
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Continued  from  page  64. 

Court,  30:  4:  1657. 

Present:  Worship^  Simon  Bradstreet, 
Worship^  Dan :  Dennison,  maj.-gen.,  Mr. 
Sam  :  Simons,  and  Major  Willm  Hathorne. 

Jury  of  trials  :  Mr.  Tho  :  Gardner,  Mr. 
John  Browne,  Serg.  Tho:  Hayle,  John 
Millord,  John  Raman  and  Willm  Golt  of 
Salem,  Hen:  Collins,  Garrett  Spencer, 
Jo"  ffuUer  and  Rob*  Potter  of  Lynn,  Willm 
Haskall  of  Gloster,  and  Rich :  Hutten  of 
Wenham.  Left.  Lothrop,  Mr.  Jewett, 
Rob :  Lord  and  Hum  :  Woodbery  chosen 
in  room  of  the  Lynn  jurymen  in  Tho. 
Dexter's  case. 

Robert  EUwell  of  Gloster  sworn  con- 
stable of  Gloucester. 

Andrew  Mansfield  and  Richard  Blood 
sworn  constables  of  Lynn. 

James  Axie  sworn  clerk  of  the  market 
for  Lynn. 

Jo°  Bartoll  fined  a  noble  for  absence 
from  the  grandjury.  He  appeared,  and 
fine  was  abated. 

Mr.  Zacheus  Gold  confessed  judgment 
to  Mr.  Hen :  Bartholmew. 

Wm.  Waters  of  Marblehead  appointed 
administrator  of  the  estate  of  his  father 
Stephen  Waters,  deceased. 

Thomas  Dexter  v.  Thomas  Laiton, 
George  Keaser,  Robert  Coates  and  Joseph 
Armytage,  for  Lynn.  Case.  About  title 
to  Nahant.  Trespass,  etc.,  feeding  cattle 
and  building  houses  there,  etc.  Verdict 
for  defendants.  Appealed.  Thomas  Dex- 
ter and  Richard  Woody  his  son-in-law 
bound  to  prosecute  appeal.  [John  Rams- 
dell,  aged  fifty-five  years,  deposed  that 
twenty-five  years  ago,  when  he  was  a  ser- 
vant of  Captain  Tomer,  his  master  and 
other  inhabitants  of  Lynn,  before  it  was  a 
town,  fenced  in  Nahant.  Sworn  in  Salem 
court  30  :  4  :  1657  ;  Elias  Stileman,  clerk. 

Christopher  Lindsey  testified  that 
Thomas  Dexter  bought  Nahant  of  Black 
Will  or  Duke  William,  and  employed  him 
(said  Lindsey)  to  fence  it  when  I  lived 
with  Thomas  Dexter.  Sworn  15  :  2  :  1657, 
before  ffra  Johnson,  commissioner. 



John  Hedg,  aged  forty- five  years,  testi- 
fied that  about  twenty-five  years  since  his 
master  as  then  was  Mr.  Vmpries  with 
several  others  of  Lynn  as  now  is  fenced 
in  Nahant  and  put  in  some  cattle.  Sworn 
27  :  2  :  1657,  before  Thomas  Marshall, 
commissioner  of  Lynn. 

*<The  teftimonie  of  william  winter 
Aged  73  years  or  theirabouts,  Teftifieth 
that  Black  will  or  duke  william  foe  Called 
came  to  my  houfe  (w*'^  was  two  or  three 
miles  from  Nahant)  when  Thomas  Dex- 
ter had  bought  Nahant  of  him  for  a  futt 
of  Cloths,  the  faid  Black  will  Afked  me 
what  I  would  giue  him  for  the  Land  my 
houfe  ftood  vppon,  itt  beinge  his  Land, 
and  his  ffathers  wigwame  ftood  theirabouts, 
James  Sogomore  &  John,  &  the  Sogomor 
of  Agawame  &  diuers  more.  And  George 
Sogomor  beinge  a  youth  was  p'^fent  all  of 
them  acknowHdginge  Black  will  to  be  the 
Right  owner  of  the  Land  my  houfe  ftood 
one  &  Sogomor  hill  &  Nahant  was  all  his 
and  further  faith  not 

''  This  is  A  Coppie  of  an  oath  taken 
before  me  ffra.  Johnfon  Comiffione""  15**^ 



— FilesJ] 

Maj.  Willm  Hathorne  and  Amos 
Richardson,  assignees  of  Mr.  John  Gif- 
fard  v.  Roger  Tyler.  Case,  for  not  satisfy- 
ing an  execution  against  Joseph  James, 
security.  [Writ,  dated  22:  4 :  1657, 
served  by  Samuel  Archard,  marshall  of 
Salem.   Attached  corn. — Files.'] 

Thomas  Gage  v  Allen  Breede,  who 
married  ye  widow  of  Will :  Knight. 
About  a  cow  which  belonged  to  said 
Gage's  wife  Joanna,  daughter  of  said 

John  Hathornejand  Samuell  Archard, 
assignees  of  Mr.  Sam^  Bennett  v.  Mr. 
Henry  Webb.  Debt.  Work  at  Iron  works 
in  carting  of  coal  and  mine. 

Roger  Haskall  v.  Jacob  Barney  and 
Wm.  Dodge,  attorneys  to  Garvis  Garford. 
Case.  [Writ,  dated  20:  4:  16 — ,  ad- 
dressed to  the  marshall  of  Salem. — Files.'] 

Thomas  White  v.  Isaack  Cozens.  For 
unjust  molestation.     [Writ,  dated , 

served  by Browne,  marshall. — Files,] 

John  Bradstreete,  attorney  to  Mr.  Wm. 
Stratton,  appealed  from  Marblehead 
commissioners.  Review.  Suit  against 
Ed  :  Pitford.  [Writ :  Edward  Pittford  v. 
William  Straton,  dated  July  28,  1656; 
signed  by  court,  ffra :  Johnson ;  served 
by  Sam'l  Gatchell,  deputy-constable  of 
Marblehead.  Grounds  of  appeal  by  Mr. 
Johnson  and  John  Bartoll,  dated  June  23, 
1657,  on  file.  The  arbitration,  William 
Beale's  testimony,  Edward  Pittford's  and 
John  Bartoirs  receipts.  Copy  of  E.  P.'s 
receipt,  signed  by  his  mark ;  witnesses : 
Nathaniel  Pickman  and  mark  of  Richard 
Rowland.  Copy  made  by  Francis  John- 
son. William  Beale  and  John  Bradstreette 
deposed  that  they  heard  Edward  Pitford 
say  that  the  work  he  sued  Mr.  Stratton 
for  was  the  first  work  he  did  at  the  mill. 
Copy  of  verdict  on  file. — Files.] 

Joseph  Armytage  v.  Edward  Richards. 
About  a  boat,  and  not  paying  "  old  Ward 
of  Boston."  [Writ,  dated  22  :  4  :  1657, 
served  by  Samuel  Archard,  marshall. 
— Files.] 

Joseph  Armytage  v.  Edward  Richards. 
Review.    1652  case.  Defamation. 

Joseph  Armytage,  assignee  to  Henry 
ffane  v.  George  HalsoU. 

Elias  Stile  man,  assignee  of  Rich: 
Singletary  v.  Tho :  Davis  and  Rob*  Swan. 
Mr.  Juett  said  that  defendant  will  pay. 

Isaac  Cozens  v.  Nathan iell  Putnam. 

Phillip  Nelson  v.  Mr.  Rich:  Dumer. 
Estate  of  Mr.  Thomas  Nelson,  for  ye 
time  when  he  was  agent  of  said  Thomas. 
[Writ:  Philip  Nelson  v.  Mr.  Richard 
Dummer;  dated  April  21,  1657;  by  the 
court,  Robert  Lord;  served  by  Edward 
Browne,  marshall,  by  attachment  of  horses. 
John  Person  deposed  that  he  bought  half 
of  the  mill  of  Mr.  Dumer  and  hired  Mark 
Prime  to  run  it :  also,  as  to  the  profits ; 
sworn  before  Samuel  Symonds  23 :  4 : 
1656.  Receipt  of  Ric  :  Dumer*  of  good- 
wife  Crosse  on  file.  Mark  Prime  deposed 
that  before  Mr.  Thomas  Nelson  went  away 
he  asked  him  (Prime)  about  the  profits 




of  the  mill,  etc. ;  sworn  before  Samuel 
Symonds  23  :  4  :  1656.  John  Norton* 
certified  that  Mr.  Dumer  handed  the 
Nelson  account  to  him  about  May  15, 
1656.  Edward  Woodman  certified  that 
Mr.  Norton  desired  him  to  take  the 
accounts,  9  :  4  mo  :  1656. — Files.']  The 
accounts  to  be  audited  by  Mr.  William 
Browne,  Mr.  Edmo  Batter  and  Mr.  Dan- 

Mr.  Joseph  Jewett,  guardian  to  Thom  : 
Nelson  v.  Mr.  Ric :  Dumer.  For  with- 
holding a  legacy  in  will  of  his  father  Tho  : 
Nelson.  [Writ:  Mr.  Joseph  Jewitt  of 
Rowley,  guardian  of  Thomas  Nelson  of 
Rowley,  son  of  Mr.  Thomas  Nelson,  de- 
ceased V.  Mr.  Richard  Dumer  of  Ipswich, 
executor  of  Mr.  Thomas  Nelson,  deceased, 
testate  ;  for  legacy ;  dated  June  6,  1657  > 
by  the  court  Samuel  Green;  served  by 
Edward  Mitcherg.  Copy  of  Thomas 
Nelson's  will  and  inventory  on  file.  Mr. 
Nelson's  will  is  printed  in  The  Antiqua- 
rian^ volume  III.,  page  187.  The  in- 
ventory was  taken  by  Edward  Carlton, 
Sebastian  Brigham,  Thomas  Barker  and 
Joseph  Jewett  Feb.  23,  1648.  Account 
of  estate  of  Thomas  Nelson,  lately  of 
Rowley ;  paid  to  Lt.  Remington,  Good- 
man Pecker,  Goodman  Cousens,  Marchant 
Jewet,  Francis  Parrot,  Mark  Prime,  Good- 
man ffannell,  Goodman  Law,  Goodman 
Boyce,  Richard  Langhome,  Philip  Nelson 
and  Thomas  Nelson ;  signed  by  Ric. 
Dumer;*  balance  divided  amongst  the  four 
children,  into  five  parts ;  Philip  to  have 
a  double  portion. — Files.] 

Robert  Gray  v.  Abraham  Whitehare. 
Review.  Concerning  his  servant  which 
he  left  at  Virginia. 

Abraham  Whitehaire  v.  Robert  Gray. 
For  leaving  his  son  in  Virginia. 

John  Todd  v.  John  ffuUer.     Debt. 

The  worsp^  Sam.  Simons  v.  Edw : 
Browne.  Trespass  on  the  case.  Enter- 
ing his  house,  severing  his  pewter  dishes. 

Edw :  Browne  v.  George  Geedings. 
Appeal.  Severing  his  pewter  dishes  and 
marking  them. 


I  :  5  mo :  1657. 

Some  Ipswich  people  are  to  present 
their  matters  to  the  general  court. 

About  giving,  by  the  town,  ;£"ioo 
toward  building  or  buying  a  house  for 
Mr.  Cobbitt.  Does  this  vote  of  the  town 
bind  all  the  inhabitants  ? 

Henry  Rennolds  of  Salem  sworn  free- 

Will  of  John  Pickering  proved  by  Mr. 
Edm  Batter,  John  Home  and  John  Kitt- 
chen.  The  will  is  on  file,  and  has  been 
printed  in  full  in  The  Antiquariany  vol- 
ume VII.,  page  74.  The  inventory, 
amounting  to  ;£i37,  3 J.,  2^.,  was  sworn 
to  by  the  widow  Pickrin. 

John  Rouden  v.  Wm.  Canterbery.  Not 

Will  Canterbury  v.  John  Rouden.  Not 

Hen :  Cooke  arresting  John  Rouden. 
Not  entered. 

Anis  Chubb  and  Elizabeth  Vinsent 
fined  for   fighting,  railing,  and  scuffling. 

General  court  referred  case  of  Thomas 
West  concerning  burglary  and  stealing  on 
ye  Lord's  day.  Guilty.  To  be  branded 
in  the  forehead  with  a  "  B  "  and  have  one 
of  his  ears  cut  off. 

Mark  Bachelour  to  bring  in  an  inven- 
tory of  his  father's  and  mother's  estate. 
To  be  paid  to  his  brother  John  (under 
twenty-one  years),  and  to  his  sisters 
Elizabeth  and  Hannah  .(each  under  eigh- 

Thomas  Robins  bound  for  his  wife's 
appearance  and  things  stolen  by  her  son ; 
fined,  and  to  pay  Rob*  Lord. 

Lidia  Norman  admonished  for  being 
abroad  at  night  feasting  and  drinking, 
and  that  she  rode  behind  two  fellows  at 
eight  o'clock  at  night  without  her  master's 
or  dame's  consent. 

County  rate  on  heads  and  estates  to  be  * 
gathered.     Treasurer  to  pay  Mr.  Batter 
his  bill. 

Willm  Robenson  of  Salem  not  dis- 
charged from  training. 

Christoph"^  Lynsie  of  Lynn  bound  to 
good  behaviour  for  bringing  in  a  false  de- 



Mr.  Edmond  Batter  freed  from  troop, 
but  not  from  the  foot  company  of  Salem. 

Mr.  Edmond  Batter's  account  as  treas- 
urer of  the  county. 

Alice  Bullock,  widow,  appointed  ad- 
ministratrix of  the  estate  of  her  husband 
Hen :  Bullock,  deceased.  Inventory, 
^121,  2S.  Estate  to  be  given  to  ye  son 
(under  twenty-one  years),  to  his  daugh- 
ter (under  eighteen),  and  to  the  widow 
for  the  bringing  up  of  the  children.  [In- 
ventory of  the  estate  of  Henry  Bullocke, 
jr.,  taken  by  Mr.  Thomas  Gardner  and 
Nathaniel  ifelton  10:  to:  1656.  Real, 
;^5o ;  personal,  £6g,  iSs.,  6d. ;  total, 
^119,  iSs.f  dd.  Add  balance  of  ac- 
counts, ;£r,  3 J.,  dd.  Due  from  Anthony 
Nedham,  Goodman  Herod,  John  Conck- 
linge  and  John  Scot.  Due  to  Mr.  Cor- 
wine,  Mr.  Willyam  Browne,  Mr.  Crom- 
well, Thomas  Rootes,  Sam :  Eburne, 
Ralph  Tompkins,  Willyam  Robinson, 
Rich^  Leach,  Edward  Wharton,  Adam 
Westgate,  Wudd  Giles  and  Mr.  Gardner. 
Had  some  land  bought  of  Mr.  Endecook. 
— FilesJ] 

Cassandrum,  wife  of  Larrance  Suther- 
ick,  admonished  for  absence  from  meet- 

John  Hathorne  of  Lynn  was  admon- 
ished for  contemptuous  words  against  ye 
authority,  spoken  to  Bray  Wilkins,  con- 
stable of  Lynn,  while  executing  his  office. 

ffrancis  Vsselton  fined  for  cursing  a 
swine  of  Henry  Haggett  **  A  pox  .  .  . 
&  the  divill  take  her." 

ffrancis  Vssellton  fined  for  taking  Ann, 
wife  of  Hen :  Haggett  by  the  shoulders 
and  throwing  her  down,  etc. 

Arrabella,  wife  of  John  Norman,  fined 
for  striking  the  wife  of  Nicho  :  Vinson. 

Martha  Woolfe  and  Elizabeth  Wood- 
bery,  presented  for  fighting  together,  were 
discharged.  [Elizabeth  Woodberry  rela- 
ted that  she  watched  two  oxen  feeding  in 
her  husband's  field  that  they  should  not 
go  into  Peter  Woolfe's  ground ;  and  she 
went  to  that  side  of  the  lot  and  sat  down. 
Goody  Woolfe  came  with  a  stick  and 
said  that  one  of  the  oxen  was  feeding  on 
their  ground,  and  struck  Mrs.  Woodberry, 

etc.     Certified  to  by  Abigail   and   John 

Martha  Lemon,  daughter  of  Rob*  Lem- 
on, to  be  fined  or  whipt  for  birth  of  a 
bastard  child.  Her  mother  engaged  to 
pay  the  fine. 

Hugh  Allen  fined  ten  shillings  for 
being  drunk. 

Major  Hathorne  brought  in  fines : 
Edw :  Pitford,  drunk,  in  Mr.  Batter's 
hands ;  John  Pickworth ,  drunk. 

Maj.  William  Hathorne,  clerk  pro  tem, 
in  absence  of  clerk. 

George  ffarr  of  Lynn,  witness  in  case  of 
Tho  :  Dexter  and  ye  town,  presented  for 
taking  a  false  oath. 

Five  shillings  at  ye  house  for  their  at- 

6  :  5  mo  :  1657. 

George  ffarr  of  Lynn  recognized  to  ap- 
pear at  court  as  above. 

Court,  24  :  9  :  1657. 

Daniell  Salmon  confessed  judgment  to 
Tho :  Wheeler. 

Tho :  White  confessed  judgment  to 
John  West. 

Present :  Wor^  Simon  Brodstreete, 
Mr.  Simons,  Dan :  Denison,  major-gen- 
eral, and  Maj.  Wm.  Hathorne. 

Grand  jury :  Jn°  Ruck,  Jn^  Simons, 
Georg  Norton  and  Sam :  Corning,  all  of 
Salem,  Mr.  Tho :  Layton,  Allen  Bread, 
Ric :  Johnson  and  George  Tayler,  all  of 
Lynn,  George  Blake  of  Gloster  (in  room 
of  Jo  :  Davis),  Rob :  Gowen  of  Wenham. 
Sam  :  ffreinds  of  Manchester,  Jn°  Peach, 
jr.,  of  Marblehead,  and  Austum  Kelum 
(in  room  of  Robt  Gowin) . 
.  Jury  of  trials :  Mr.  Roger  Conant, 
Walter  Price,  Robert  Lemon,  Sam : 
Gardner,  Jn°  Putnam  and  Wm.  Dodg,  all 
of  Salem,  James  Axie,  Wm.  Langley,  ]n^ 
Ramsdell,  Bray  Wilkins  and  Nath  :  Kert- 
land,  all  of  Lynn,  and  Tho:  White  of 

James  Moulton  of  Wenham  sworn  con- 
stable of  Wenham. 

Jn**  Devorex  sworn  constable  of  Mar- 

Wm.  Beale  v.  Tho :  Roulandson.  For 
wrong  done  his  wife  under  pretence   of 



marriage,  taking  away  her  good  name, 
and  suing  her  mother  at  Hampton  court. 
Appealed.  Defendant  and  Jn^  Severans 

Robert  Knight  v.  Robert  Hawes.   Debt. 
Tho :  Wheeler,  assignee  to  Left.  Mar- 
shall V.  Joseph  Armytage  and  Tho:  Ruck. 

Joseph  Armytage  v.  Jn°  Mansfeild.  For 
taking  insufficient  security  of  Nath^  Chew, 
when  he  was  attached. 

Joseph  Armytage  v.  Mrs.  Ann  Keayne. 

Jn°  Hathorne  v.  Mr.  Oliver  Purchis 
and  his  wife  Sarah.     Defamation. 

Ezekiel  Wathen  appointed  administra- 
tor of  estate  of  Thomas  Wathen,  de- 

At  his  request,  the  remainder  of  the 
fine  of  Wm.  Browne  of  Gloster  is  remitted. 

Jn**  Newman  to  Marke  Quilter,  bill  for 
fees  in  two  actions. 

George  Farr  discharged  of  his  bond. 

"Joseph  Redknap  is  allowed  to  draw 
beare  at  y®  Spring  betweene  Salem  & 
Lynn  during  the  pleafure  of  the  Court." 

Edw :  Browne  v.  George  Gittin.  Ap- 

"  Arthur  Sandie  of  Marbleh*  hath  his 
Licence  renewed  to  keepe  an  ordinary  as 

Rebecca  Yoe  appointed  administratrix 
of  her  husband  Sam :  Yoe's  estate.  In- 
ventory, ;£l2,    lOS. 

Thomas  Roulandson  fined  for  a  lie  in 
his  oath. 

Mrs.  Ann  Keayne  granted  five  shillings 
fees  from  Jos  :  Armytage. 

Mr.  George  Emery  fined  forty  shillings 
for  changing  a  bottle  of  water  of  Goody 

George  Keaser  fined. 

Thomas  Couldham  fined. 

Sam  Wilkins  ordered  to  answer  his  pre- 

Christopher  Lynsie  freed  from  his  bond 
to  keep  the  peace. 

Constable  Vnderwood  fined  for  ab- 
sence from  court. 

Richard  Pitfold,  presented  for  beastiali- 
ty,  discharged. 

Ruben  Cuppie  accused  Richard  Pit- 
fold  as  above.  Endangering  Pitfold 's 
life.     To  be  whipped. 

An  illegal  will  of  Agnis  Baulch  of  Sa- 
lem, deceased,  presented.  Benjamin 
Balch  appointed  administrator.  Invento- 
ry, ;^9,  lis.  [Widow  Anis  Woodbery, 
Nicholas  Patch,  her  brother  John  Hill  and 
his  wife  Abigail  Hills,  Rachell  Rayment, 
Hannah  Woodbury  and  John  Grover  tes- 
tified that  they  knew  Anes  Ballch  more 
than  two  years  before  her  death,  and 
judge  that  all  her  estate  would  not  pay 
Benjamin  Balch  and  his  wife  for  their 
trouble,  labor  and  charge.  Inventory  of 
estate  of  Anes  Balsh,  lately  deceased, 
taken  by  John  Rayment*  and  Henry 
Hericke*  Nov.  25,  1657.  Amount,  ^^9, 
lis.  All  personal.  Charge  of  ;£i8, 
12  J.,  of  Benjamin  Balch*  against  the  es- 

Robert  Lemon's  daughter's  fine  remit- 
ted at  his  request. 

Servants  of  the  house  to  have  eight  shil- 

James  Thomas  fined  for  excessive 

Sam  Wilkins  fined  for  swearing  by  his 
faith  and  Cud's  buds. 

Gregory  Caswell,  bound  over  for  abu- 
sive carriage  by  fighting.  Sureties : 
Christopher  Codner,  Gabrill  Collins  and 
Henry  Muddle. 

Mr.  Thomas  Laughton,  Lt.  Tho  :  Mar- 
shall and  James  Axie  sworn  commission- 
ers to  end  small  causes  at  Lynn  before 
Mr.  Billingham.  [Andrew  Mansfeild, 
constable,  certified  that  Mr.  Tho  :  Laugh- 
ton,  Lt.  Tho  :  Marshall  and  James  Axey 
were  chosen  commissioners  to  end  small 
causes  in  Lynn,  by  the  freeman,  9  mo : 
1657. — Files.'] 

Mr.  Edm  :  Batters  of  Salem,  being  in- 
debted to  Peter  Hunt  of  Coffons-well, 
County  Devon,  ^18,  Mr.  Hunt  appointed 
ffrancis  Simpson  of  Marblehead  to  receive 
it,  and  his  (Hunt's)  good  friends  Jn<* 
Goodman  and  Thomas  Clarke,  his  attor- 
neys to  sue,  etc.   Power  dated   Aug.  26, 


WILL    OF    MRS.    ANN    JEWETT. 


1657.      Witnesses:    Wm.    Rogers    and 
Wm.  Pitt. 

[Presentments  to  Salem  court  25  :  9  : 

Mordicha  Creford  of  Salem  for  oppres- 
sion in  selling  a  piece  of  Kearsey  and 
two  pairs  of  cotton  stockings  to  Joseph 
Miles  at  excessive  prices.  Witnesses : 
Phillip  Crumwell  and  Joseph  Miles  of 

Thomas  Ivorey  and  Samuell  Shaducke, 
both  of  Salem,  for  absenting  themselves 
from  public  ordinances  of  God.  Wit- 
nesses :  John  Rucke,  George  Norton  and 
Samuell  Archer  of  Salem. 

Town  of  Salem  for  not  making  their 
highway  sufficient  between  Lynn  and  Ip- 
swich near  Thomas  James'  house.  Wit- 
nesses :  George  Norton  and  Andrew 
Mansfield  of  Lynn. 

Town  of  Salem  for  insufficent  pound. 
Witnesses :  John  Simons  and  William 
Kinge  of  Salem. 

Town  of  Wenham  for  an  insufficient 
highway  where  their  mill  formerly  stood. 
Witnesses  :  Robert  Gouing  and  Thomas 
White  of  Wenham. 

Mr.  Oliver  Purchase,  Henry  Leonard 
and  Richard  Blad,  all  of  Lynn,  for  violent- 
ly taking  away  a  parcel  of  iron  from  the 
officer  who  had  attached  it.  Witnesses  : 
Daniell  Salmon  and  John  Hathorne  of 

By  Thomas  Laughton  in  the  names  of 
the  rest. 

— FilesJ] 

To  be  continued. 


Hannah  Biton,  a  mulatto  woman,  pub- 
lished to  Cesar  Coba,  a  negro,  Sept.  20, 
1794  :  but  the  issue  of  a  certificate  of  mar- 
riage was  forbidden  by  the  overseers  of 
the  poor.  They  were  married,  however, 
April  19,  1795. — Salem  town  records. 

Mary  Bixby  married  Aaron  Smith  Jan. 
16,  1786. 

Elizabeth  Bixby  of  Middleton  mar- 
ried Amos  Richardson  Sawyer  of  Me- 
thuen  March  30,  1790. 

Samuel  Stowers  Bixby  married  Polly 
Sessions  March  17,  1790. 

— Middleton  town  records. 

Hannah  Bigsby  married  David  Osgood 
Feb.  25,  1747. — Andover  town  records. 

Abigail  Bigsby  of  Chebacco  published 
to  William  Bennet  April  20,  1720. — 
Ipswich  town  records. 


Ihe  will  of  Mrs.  Ann  Jewett  of  Rowley 
was  proved  in  the  Ipswich  court  May  2, 
1 66 1.  The  following  copy  is  taken  from 
the  original  instrument  on  file  in  the  pro- 
bate office  at  Salem. 

I  m"  Ann  Jewett  of  Rowley  In  the 
County  of  esex  Being  weake  of  Body  But 
of  perfect  vnderftanding  and  memory 
not  knowing  how  Soone  God  may  be 
pleafed  to  Call  me  away  by  death  doe 
make  and  ordaine  this  my  laft  will  and 

It  Being  that  I  haue  in  my  owen  dis- 
pofe  one  hundred  pounds  I  will  and  dif- 
pofe  of  it  as  followeth 

Item  I  will  that  this  one  hundred 
pounds  fhalbe  equally  devided  and  thes 
foure  of  my  Children  to  witt  John  Allen 
Ann  Allen  Ifaac  Allen  and  Boflbm  Allen  : 
only  I  will  and  Giue  vnto  my  daughter 
Ann  alien  tenn  pounds  more  then  the 
Reft  which  fhalbe  that  is  the  ten  pounds 
Giuen  Befor  the  Reft  of  the  hundred  be 
devided  :  and  as  for  thofe  feuerall  pertick- 
ulors  ar  at  my  dispofe  in  that  Couenant 
betwene  m^  Jofeph  Jewet  and  me  I  w/// 
that  thofe  things  that  I  haue  not  alredy 
Giuen  to  my  daughter  Priffilla  that  my 
fone  John  alien  fhall  haue  a  Gould  Ring 
— the  fillver  wine  Cup  and  the  Reft  I  will 
and  Giue  vnto  my  daughter  Ann  Allen  this 
I  acknowledge  to  be  my  laft  w///made  the 
fift  of  february  one  thoufand  fix  hundred 
and  i\xty  in  wittnes  wherof  I  fet  to  my 
hand  and  I  appoint  m'^  Edward  Raw^^w 
and  m'^  Jeremiah  Houchin  to  see  the  per- 
formeance  hereof 

In  prefence  of  hir  marke 

Samuell  Brocklebanke      Ann  A  Jewett 
John  harris 




The  will  of  Richard  Browne  of  New- 
bury was  proved  in  the  Salem  quarterly 
court  June  24,  1661.  The  following  is  a 
copy  of  the  original  instrument  on  file  in 
the  office  of  the  clerk  of  courts  at  Salem, 
volume  VI,  leaf  139. 

Bee  it  knowne  vnto  all  men  by  theife 
p^'fents  that  I  Richard  Browne  of  New- 
bury in  the  County  of  Effex  in  Neweng- 
land  being  ficke  of  body  but  of  perfect 
memory  do  here  make  my  Laft  will  and 
teftament  firft  I  Comend  my  foule  to  god 
in  Jefus  Chrift  and  my  body  when  it  shall 
deceafe  this  life  to  be  buryed  in  the  bury- 
ing place  in  Newbury  in  hope  of  a  ioyfuU 
refurrection.  And  for  my  worldly  goods  I 
difpofe  as  followeth.  firft  I  giue  to  my  Son 
Jof  hua  Browne  when  he  shallbe  of  the  age 
of  one  and  twenty  yeares,  all  that  parfell 
of  my  vpland  and  meadow  that  lyeth 
neere  the  little  Riuer  as  it  is  now  inclofed, 
and  my  fiue  acres  of  vpland  adioyneing  to 
Goodm  Smiths  land,  and  my  fhare  of 
meadow,  which  I  haue  equally  with 
Georg  Little,  vpon  the  Httle  Riuer,  and 
a  mare  colt  and  two  calues  and  an  ewe 
and  my  owne  freehold  for  encouragment 
to  Hue  with  his  mother  vntill  he  be  of  the 
aforefaid  age.  Secondly  I  giue  to  my 
Son  Richard  Browne  the  houfe  and  Lott 
t  now  dwell  vpon  with  the  Lott  adioyne- 
ing to  Robert  Longs  Land  and  that  par- 
fell  of  land  adioyneing  to  Richard  Petlin- 
galls  land  II  on  bothe  fides  of  the  ware|| 
with  my  eight  acres  of  fait  marfh  lying  in 
the  great  marfh  betweene  m'^^  Cuttings 
marfh  and  Thomas  Bloomfeilds  marfh, 
and  my  parfell  of  meadow  adioyneing  to 
the  Land  that  Beniamin  Roafe  hath  now 
in  poffeffion  and  the  freehold  which  was 
Gyles  Badgers  which  belongs  to  mee,  and 
he  my  Son  Richard  fhall  pay  out  of  his 
share  ten  pounds  to  each  of  his  three 
(ifters  within  three  years  after  he  fhall 
have  the  faid  premiffes  in  proffeffion 
3dly  I  giue  vnto  my  Son  Edmund  Browne 
all  my  fhare  of  Land  that  belongs  to  mee 
which  was  formerly  Jofeph  Carters  that 
is  to  fay  halfe  the  plow  land  pafture  and 

meadow  with  the  houfe  and  barne  that 
hath  beene  built  by  mee  and  halfe  the 
preuiledg  of  freehold,  both  Richard  and 
Edmund  fhall  haue  their  Legacyes  at 
their  mothers  deceafe,  but  if  their  mother 
fhall  chang  her  Condition  and  marry 
againe  then  they  fhall  haue  their  portions 
at  the  age  of  one  &  twenty  years.  Alfo 
to  my  three  daughters  Elizabeth  Sara  and 
Mary  I  giue  to  each  of  them  the  fumme 
of  ten  pounds  to  be  paid  out  of  my  ftock 
at  the  day  of  their  marryage,  and  if  my 
wife  fhall  marry  againe  then  the  ftock 
that  I  leaue  in  her  hands  fhall  be  diuided 
among  my  three  daughters  aforefaid, 
according  to  the  difcretion  of  my  ouer- 
feers,  and  my  wife  fhall  haue  the  vfe  of 
the  faid  ftock  vntill  my  daughters  fhalbe 
of  age  for  the  bringing  of  them  vp.  And 
whereas  I  am  bound  to  leaue  my  wife 
worth  threefcore  pounds.  In  Heu  of  it  I 
giue  vnto  her  the  thirds  of  my  Lands 
dureing  her  naturall  life,  and  appoint  her 
to  bee  the  fole  executrix  of  this  my  laft 
will  and  teftament  alfo  I  appoint  her  to 
pay  John  Badger  his  portion  out  of  my 
eftate  and  that  my  debts  and  funerall  be 
difcharged,  Alfo  the  portion  abouemen- 
tioned  to  my  Son  Jofua  I  appoint  it  to  be 
in  fuU  of  what  he  fhall  haue  out  of  my 
eftate  so  that  he  fhall  neuer  defire  any 
more  in  relation  of  any  thing  giuen  to  his 
brother  Jofeph  deceafed  by  his  vnckle 
Georg  Browne  deceafed  If  ether  of  my 
fons  doe  die  befor  he  comes  to  age  then 
his  land  fhal  fale  vnto  the  other  two  and 
if  ether  of  my  dauters  fhal  die  before 
her  marrage  then  her  portion  fhal  fale 
vnto  my  other  two  dauters  and  if  my  wife 
chaing  her  condition  by  marrag  then  fhe 
fhal  give  fecurity  to  my  ouerfers  for  the 
paiment  of  my  childrens  portions.  And  I 
doe  appownt  my  louing  frinds  Richard 
Kente  and  Nicolas  Noyes  and  Robert 
Long  my  ouerfeers  to  put  in  exicution 
this  my  wille  and  teftament.  Signd  and 
feled  with  myne  owne  hande  in  the  pref- 
ens  of  vs 

Tristram  Coffin  Richard  Browne  [seal] 

Jofeph  Noyes 

farther  it  is  my  will  &  desier  that   my 



louing  frind  Josef  Noyce  be  one  of  my 
ouerseers  aded  to  the  other  three  before 

Wittnes  &  to  this  will 

James  Noyes. 

Mofes  Noyes. 


The  will  of  James  Smith  of  Marblehead 
was  proved  in  the  Salem  quarterly  court 
27  :  4  ;  1661.  The  following  is  a  copy  of 
the  original  instrument  on  file  in  the 
ofifice  of  the  clerk  of  courts  at  Salem, 
book  VI,  leaf  130. 

I  James  Smith  of  marblehead,  being 
weake  in  body  but  (through  themercieof 
God)  of  found  mind  &  memorie,  doe 
make  this  my  laft  will  willy  in  maner 
&  forme  following,  ffirft  I  bequeath  my 
foul  into  the  hands  of  Almighty  God, 
trufting  in  Jefus  Chrift  alone  for  Life,  & 
for  faluation :  Item  I  giue  &  bequeth 
vnto  mary  Smith  my  wife,  all  that  my 
farme  called  Caftle  hill,  w*^  ten  acres  in 
the  South  field  bought  of  Jofeph  Grafton, 
&  now  in  the  hands  of  Samuell  Cutler, 
during  her  Life  if  fhee  remayne  So  Long  a 
widdow,  &  at  the  day  of  her  death,  or  mar- 
riag  w*'^  fhall  firlt  happen,  then  I  giue  it 
to  my  Ion  James  Smith :  but  it  is  to  be 
vnderftood  Richard  Rowland  my  fon  in 
Law  hath  ten  pound  &  in  the  firft  purchafe 
of  Caftlehill ;  Item  I  giue  vnto  my  wife 
my  houfe  &  land  in  marblehead  bought  of 
Erazmus  James  &  all  my  fhare  on  the 
farme  bought  by  marblehead  of  maj"^  wm 
hathorne  dureing  her  life  or  widdowhood 
&  after  her  death  or  marriag  w^^  fhall 
firft  happen  to  my  fon  James  Smith,  & 
my  will  is  that  after  the  Death  of  my  fon 
James  that  this  fhall  Defend  to  James  his 
Eldeft  fon  :  Item  I  giue  vnto  my  wife  all 
my  houfhold  goods,  w^'^in  Doors,  to  her, 
&  her  heires  for  euer,  &  alfo  4  of  my 
Cowes,  Item  I  giue  vnto  Kathren  Eburne 
my  Daughter  my  fix  Oxen  in  the  hand  of 
Samuell  Cutler,  Item  I  giue  vnto  mary 
Eburne,  my  Grandchild  Twenty  pounds, 
w*'**  I  order  her  father  to  Difpofe  of  & 
improue  for  her  good,  vntill  her  Day  of 

marriag,  or  Twenty  one  yeares :  Item  I 
giue  to  the  other  fine  Children  of  my 
Daughter  Eburne  fine  pounds  apeece  to 
be  improued  by  the  father  as  abouefaid ; 
Item,  I  giue  vnto  my  Daughter  mary 
Rouland  the  oxe  w^^  I  now  yoak  w*^  one 
of  her  hufbands ;  Item  I  giue  vnto  my 
Grandchild  Samuell  Rowland  ten  pounds 
if  he  be  liueing  at  the  Day  of  my  Death, 
or  elfe  the  ten  pounds  to  be  Devided  in 
equall  fhares  betweene  his  Brothers,  & 
lifters.  Item  I  giue  vnto  my  Daughter 
Rowlands  other  three  Children  fiue 
pounds  apeece  to  be  improued  for  their 
good  vntill  they  come  to  Twenty  one 
yeares,  or  marriag,  by  the  ouerfight  of 
the  ouerfeers  of  this  my  Laft  will ;  Item  I 
apoint  ipary  Smith  my  wife  my  fole  Ex- 
ecutrix &  I  apoint  my  trufty  ffriend  maj'' 
wm  Hathorne,  &  my  Son  Samuell  Eburne 
Ouerfeeres  of  this  my  laft  will  &  doe  giue 
vnto  maj^  wm  Hathorne  for  his  paynes  ten 
pounds  to  be  payed  him  out  of  a  debt  in 
John  Deverix  hands  :  And  in  wittnes  that 
this  is  my  laft  will  I  haue  here  vnto  fett 
my  hand,  &  feale  the  9  :  9^^^  :  1660 

Signed  fealed  &  deliuered 
in  the  p^fents  of  vs :     the  mke  of  J  S 

Wm  Hathorne         James  Smith 

the  mke  X  of  [seal] 

Samuell  Eburne 



When  morning  sets  the  world  astir, 

And  footsteps  echo  merrily, 
No  traveller  crosses  the  old  bridge 

Save  only  Memory  and  me, 
And  the  light-footed  breeze,  that  goes 

Swift  journeys,  whither  no  one  knows. 

No  longer,  now,  high  piled  with  grain, 
The  farm-carts  toward  the  grist-mill  pass ; 

No  longer,  now,  the  farm-hand  goes 
To  woo  at  eve  the  miller's  lass. 

Deserted,  even  on  market  day, 
The  old  bridge  stands,  forlorn  and  gray. 

There  is  no  spot  in  all  the  land 

Where  lies  so  thick  the  mold  of  years ; 

Young  spring  may  trim  the  willow  boughs 
That  lean  against  its  mossy  piers, 

And  hang  a  bluebell  by  the  sill, 
But  all  seems  old  and  haunted  still. 



SALEM  IN  J700.    NO.  2t, 


The  map  on  page  164  represents  that 
part  of  Salem  which  is  bounded  by  Essex 
street,  Collins  cove,  the  harbor  and  Eng- 
lish street.  It  is  based  on  actual  surveys 
and  title  deeds,  and  is  drawn  on  a  scale 
of  two  hundred  feet  to  an  inch.  It  shows 
the  location  of  all  houses  that  were  stand- 
ing there  in  1700.  The  braces  marked 
"  a  "  show  where  Derby  street  now  runs, 
<*  b  "  where  Webb  street  begins,  and  "  c  " 
where  Allen  street  begins. 

Collins  cove  was  first  called  A  cove 
that  branches  in  out  of  ye  North  river  in 
1660;  the  great  cove,  1678;  ye  sea  or 
river,  1695  ;  and  Collins  cove  in  1791, 
by  which  name  it  has  since  been  called. 

The  harbor  was  called  South  harbor  as 
early  as  1653  ;  South  River  harbor,  1659  ; 
the  harbor,  1663;  Salem  harbor,  1681 ; 
South  river,  1732  ;  the  river,  1748. 

Along  the  harbor  ran  the  ancient  high- 
way, which  was  reserved  along  every 
water  front  when  the  town  was  originally 
laid  out.  This  was  called  the  highway 
against  the  South  harbor  in  1668;  the 
street,  1760;  the  way,  1761  ;  and  high- 
way on  the  South  river,  1 7  7 1 .  The  con- 
struction of  Derby  street,  a  few  years  later, 
caused  its  discontinuance. 

Derby  street  was  laid  out  in  or  before 
1797  ;  and  has  always  been  called  by  that 

What  is  now  known  as  Fort  avenue  is 
another  of  the  ancient  shore  roads.  It 
was  called  a  highway  in  1653;  Highway 
leading  to  ye  fortification,  1695  ;  the  high- 
way that  leadeth  to  the  block- house,  1705 ; 
ye  highway  yt  leads  to  Winter  Island,  1 7 1 2; 
highway  going  down  to  ye  blockhouses, 
1728;  the  highway  going  down  to  ye 
blockhouses  and  Neck,  1729;  the  high- 
way leading  to  Salem  fort,  1746 ;  way  to 
the  fort  or  Neck,  1760;  old  Neck  road, 
1804;  Old  road  to  the  Neck,  1805;  a 
road  leading  to  the  Neck,  1853  ;  and  Fort 
avenue  for  some  twenty-five  years  past. 

What  is  now  Essex  street  was  called  a 
street  or  highway  in  1682  ;  ye  Main  street, 

1716  ;  highway  leading  to  the  Neck,  1757; 
Salem  street,  1760 ;  and  Essex  street  since 
18 18.  It  is  now  about  twice  the  original 
width,  having  been  widened  on  this  side 
of  the  street. 

English  street  was  laid  out  about  1698 
by  Philip  English  and  others.  It  was 
called  English  lane,  1748;  and  English 
street  since  1799. 

Webb  street  was  laid  out  about  1800, 
and  was  called  a  highway  leading  from 
Derby  street  to  Essex  street,  1801 ;  and 
Webb  street  since  1810. 

Allen  street  was  laid  out  about  1800. 
It  was  called  the  new  highway  leading 
from  English  street  to  Webb  street  in 
1801 ;  new  road  leading  from  English 
street  easterly,  1803 ;  and  Allen  street 
since  18 10. 

la  the  sketches  that  follow,  after  1700, 
titles  and  deeds  referred  to  pertain  to  the 
houses  and  land  under  and  adjoining  and 
not  always  to  the  whole  lot,  the  design 
being,  after  that  date,  to  give  the  history 
of  the  houses  then  standing  principally. 

Eleazer  Moses  House.  Thomas  Sollas 
of  Salem,  fisherman,  owned  this  lot  and 
erected  a  dwelling  house  thereon  before 
Oct.  24,  1661,  when,  for  twenty  pounds, 
he  conveyed  the  lot  and  house  to  Henry 
Moses  of  Salem,  seaman.*  Mr.  Moses 
died  in  1685.  The  house  was  standing 
in  1667,  was  called  an  ''old  house  "  in 
1685;  and  was  gone  in  1702.  At  the 
decease  of  Mr.  Moses,  the  estate  came 
into  the  possession  of  his  son  Capt.  Eleazer 
Moses  of  Salem,  mariner,  who  owned  the 
lot  until  1 7 13. 

Estate  of  Ebenezer  Collins  Lot.  Thomas 
Sollas  of  Salem,  fisherman,  conveyed  this 
lot  to  Henry  Moses  of  Salem,  seaman, 
Oct.  24,  1 66 1.*  Mr.  Moses  conveyed  it 
to  John  Collins,  jr.,  of  Gloucester  Sept. 
2,  1669.1  Mr-  Collins  built  a  house  upon 
the  lot,  and  died  possessed  of  the  estate 
in  1677,  when  the  house  and  land  were 
valued  at  twenty-five  pounds.  The  estate 
passed  to  his  son  Ebenezer  Collins,  who 
lived  in  Bilboa,  Spain,  being  a  mariner,  at 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  2,  leaf  116. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  8,  leaf  17. 

SALEM    IN    1700.       NO.    21. 


the  time  of  his  death,  in  the  winter  of 
1696-7.  Apparently  he  was  recently  mar- 
ried, and  had  no  child  at  the  time  of  his 
decease,  but  one  was  afterwards  born, 
named  Ebenezer,  who  took  the  lot  under 
the  will  as  well  as  by  inheritance.  The 
house  was  probably  gone  before  1700. 
This  Ebenezer,  son  of  Ebenezer  Collins 
of  Bilboa,  lived  in  Gloucester,  being  a 
cordwainer,  and  owned  the  lot  until  1746. 
Obed  Carter  House,  This  lot  was  the 
property  of  John  Beckett  of  Salem,  ship- 
wright, as  early  as  1653,  being  a  pasture 
of  about  one  and  one-half  acres.  He  con- 
veyed it,  for  sixty  pounds,  to  William 
Browne,  jr.,  of  Salem,  merchant,  March 
25,  1663  ;*  and  Mr.  Browne  conveyed  it 
to  Joseph  Phippen  of  Salem  July  8, 1667. f 
Mr.  Phippen  had  just  come  from  Boston ; 
and  upon  this  lot  he  erected  a  dwelling 
house,  in  which  he  lived.  He  died  in 
1 69-,  having  devised  this  house  and  lot 
to  his  sons  David,  Samuel  and  Joseph 
Phippen,  all  of  Salem.  David  was  a  ship- 
wright, Samuel,  a  blockmaker,  and  Joseph, 
a  fisherman.  Joseph  was  the  oldest,  and 
to  him  the  others  released  their  interest 
in  the  estate  Jan.  15,  1 694-5. t  Joseph 
Phippen,  for  ninety- four  pounds,  conveyed 
the  house  and  lot  and  wharf  to  Obed 
Carter  of  Salem,  fisherman,  Dec.  8,  1696. § 
Mr.  Carter  died  in  1720;  and  the  house 
and  lot  were  appraised  at  one  hundred 
pounds.  The  estate  was  divided  in  1726, 
the  western  half  of  the  house  and  lot 
being  assigned  to  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Ben- 
jamin Woodbery  of  Beverly,  yeoman,  and 
the  eastern  half  to  Mary,  wife  of  Josiah 
Lee  of  Manchester,  cooper,  daughters  of 
the  deceased.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Woodbery, 
for  forty-  seven  pound?,  conveyed  their  part 
of  the  premises  to  Richard  Elvins  of  Salem, 
baker,  March  12,  1728-9  ;||  and  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Lee,  for  thirty-seven  pounds,  conveyed 
their  part  to  Mr.  Elkins  Sept.  15,   1729.I 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  8,  leaf  165. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  60. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  11,  leaf  173. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  11,  leaf  178. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  52,  leaf  12. 
^Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  52,  leaf  86. 

For  one  hundred  and  ten  pounds,  Mr. 
Elvins  conveyed  the  house  and  lot  to  Ben- 
jamin Ives  of  Salem,  gentleman,  Jan.  14, 
1 733-*  The  house  was  gone  before  1752, 
when  Captain  Ives  died,  possessed  of  the 

Edward  Hilliard  House.  William 
Cockrell  dwelt  in  the  eastern  part  of  this 
house  before  Nov.  n,  165 1,  when  Thomas 
Rix  of  Salem,  barber,  for  nine  pounds, 
conveyed  that  part  of  the  house  and  lot 
lying  east  of  the  dashes  to  David  Tammus 
[Thomas] ,  John  Stone  and  Robert  Stone.f 
The  three  owners,  for  nine  pounds  and 
ten  shillings,  conveyed  the  same  estate  to 
Robert  Salloes  of  Salem  4  :  12  mo  :  1652  ;t 
and,  for  a  similar  consideration,  Mr.  Sal- 
loes (Sollas)  conveyed  it  to  Edward  Hil- 
liard of  Salem  Oct.  20,  16534 

The  western  half  of  the  house  and  lot 
belonged  to  Mr.  Hilliard  in  1653,  but  no 
deed  was  passed  apparently  until  Oct.  26, 
1657,  when  Richard  Hide  of  Salem,  car- 
penter, conveyed  that  part  of  the  estate 
to  him.§ 

Edward  Hilliard  died  in  1706,  having 
devised  this,  his  homestead,  to  his  wife 
Martha,  for  her  life,  and  remainder  to 
their  children.  There  were  then  upon  the 
lot  besides  the  dwelling  house,  a  barn  and 
work  house,  and  the  land  and  buildings 
were  appraised  at  one  hundred  pounds. 
His  widow,  Martha  Hilliard,  of  Salem, 
under  power  in  his  will,  conveyed  the  en- 
tire estate  to  their  only  surviving  son, 
Joseph  Hilliard  of  Salem,  mariner,  upon 
condition  that  he  support  her  for  life, 
Dec.  6,  1706.11  Mr.  Hilliard  became  a 
rope  maker  and  died  in  the  winter  of 
1745-6,  having  devised  this  estate  to  his 
wife  Rachel  for  her  life  and  then  to  his 
sons  Edward  and  David  Hilliard  and  his 
daughter  Rachel,  wife  of  Paul  Kimball, 
currier.  The  estate  was  then  valued  at 
seventy- five  pounds.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Kim- 
ball, for  one  hundred  and  sixty  pounds, 

§  Essex 

II  Essex 

Registry  of  Deeds,  book  62,  leaf  195. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  16. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  2,  leaf  24. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  76. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  19,  leaf  115. 




SALEM    IN    1700.      NO.    21. 


conveyed  their  interest  in  the  estate  to 
her  brothers  Edward  and  David  Hilliard, 
both  of  Salem,  rope  makers,  April  12, 
1749;*  and  David  Hilliard  conveyed  his 
part  of  the  estate  to  his  brother  Edward 
Hilliard,  for  eighty-seven  pounds,  eleven 
shillings  and  four  pence,  Oct.  28,  i752.t 
With  the  land  were  conveyed  the  dwelhng 
house,  wharf,  rope  walk  or  long  house, 
kettle,  fore-locks,  wheels  and  belts. 
Edward  Hilliard,  for  one  hundred  and 
eighty-six  pounds,  thirteen  shillings  and 
four  pence,  conveyed  the  dwelling  house, 
rope  walk,  wharf,  etc.,  and  the  land  to 
Richard  Derby  of  Salem,  merchant,  Nov. 
20,  1 752.1  Mr.  Derby,  for  one  hundred 
and  eighty-eight  pounds,  eighteen  shillings 
and  eight  pence,  conveyed  the  same  estate 
to  Clifford  Crowninshield  of  Salem,  mer- 
chant, Jan.  23,  i753.§  Mr.  Crowinshield 
died  possesied  of  the  land  April  4,  1776, 
but  the  house  was  gone. 

John  Carter  Lot.  This  land  belonged 
to  Edward  Hilliard  of  Salem  in  1653, 
but  no  deed  was  passed  apparently  until 
Oct.  26,  1657,  when  Richard  Hide  of 
Salem,  carpenter,  conveyed  it  to  him.|( 
Mr.  Hilliard  conveyed  the  lot  to  his  son- 
in-law  John  Carter  of  Salem,  mariner, 
Oct.  29,  1690  ;f  and  it  belonged  to  Mr. 
Carter  in  1700. 

William  Peters  House.  This  lot  of 
land  belonged  to  Edward  Hilliard  of  Sa- 
lem, mariner,  as  early  as  1653,  but  no 
deed  was  passed  apparently  until  Oct.  26, 
1657,  when  Richard  Hide  of  Salem,  car- 
penter, conveyed  it  to  him.||  Mr.  Hil- 
liard gave  it  to  hii  son-in-law  Gilbert 
Peters  probably  about  1673,  and  the 
latter  built  a  small  house  upon  it.  Oct. 
23,  1684,  Mr.  Peters  reconveyed  the  lot 
to  Mr.  Hilliard.  Mr.  Peters  died  about 
1691  ;  and  Mr.  Hilliard  conveyed  the 
house  and  lot  to  hia  grandson  William 
Peters  of  Salem,  mariner  (son  of  Gilbert 

*E«iex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  99,  leaf  115. 
t£«sex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  98,  leaf  29. 
t Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  98,  leaf  36, 
}£««ex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  99,  leaf  54. 
||Em€x  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  1,  leaf  76. 
1fE»»ex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  12,  leaf  39. 

Peters),  Aug.  13,  1697.*  Mr.  Peters  ap- 
parently conveyed  the  house  and  lot  to 
Joseph  Hilliard  of  Salem,  rope  maker,  soon 
after  1702,  and  the  house  was  gone  before 

Samuel  Gardner  House.  This  *  was 
part  of  the  lot  of  land  that  was  conveyed 
by  Andrew  Woodbury  of  Salem,  mariner, 
to  Walter  Whitfeild  (Whitford)  of  Salem, 
fisherman,  Oct.  12,  i668.t  John  Webb 
of  Salem,  fisherman,  built  a  house  upon 
this  lot,  and  Mr.  Whitford  and  himself, 
for  eleven  pounds  conveyed  the  house 
and  lot  to  Samuel  Gardner,  jr.,  of  Salem 
June  27,  16874  Mr.  Gardner,  for  four 
pounds,  conveyed  the  same  estate  to  John 
Webb  of  Salem,  fisherman,  Dec.  10, 
I7i7.§  Mr.  Webb  owned  the  lot  some 
years,  but  how  long  the  house  stood  after 
this  date  is  unknown. 

John  Whitford  House.  This  lot  and 
the  house  thereon  were  conveyed  by  An- 
drew Woodbury  of  Salem,  mariner,  to 
Walter  Whitfeild  (Whitford)  of  Salem, 
fisherman,  Oct.  12,  1668  ;t  and  he  died 
possessed  of  it  in  1692.  The  estate  ap- 
parently descended  to  his  son  (?)  John 
Whitford  of  Salem,  mariner,  who  died 
before  1732,  intestate.  His  daughter 
Elizabeth,  wife  of  Joseph  Diamond  of 
Salem,  fisherman,  for  ten  pounds,  con- 
veyed her  interest  in  the  estate  to  her 
brother  Samuel  Whitford  of  Salem,  fisher- 
man, Feb.  13,  1732;  II  and  her  sister 
Mary,  wife  of  John  Hanks,  jr.  of  Salem, 
huHbandman,  for  twelve  pounds,  conveyed 
her  interest  to  her  brother  Samuel  Whit- 
ford Nov.  9,  i733.f  How  much  longer 
the  house  stood  is  unknown. 

Thomas  Searle  House.  This  lot  and 
dwelling  house  thereon  were  owned  by 
Mathew  Nixon  of  Salem,  fisherman,  in 
1660.  He  conveyed  the  lot  and  house, 
for  thirty-five  pounds,  to  Thomas  Searle 
of  Salem  Nov.  14,  1670.**     There  was 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  12,  leaf  37. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  130. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  8,  leaf  78. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  32,  leaf  217. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  61,  leaf  250, 
ITEwex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  65,  leaf|ll5. 
**Ewex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  98. 



apparently  an  oven  on  the  outside  of  the 
house.  Ovens  were  sometimes  built  this 
way,  the  only  objection  being  that  they 
were  too  tempting  to  lovers  of  baked 
beans,  brown  bread  and  Indian  pudding. 
They  were  sometimes  opened  during  Sat- 
urday night,  and  the  contents  purloined. 
The  date  of^Mr.  Searle's  death  is  unknown, 
but  it  was  probably  some  years  after  1 700. 
The  family  owned  the  lot  until  1731, 
but  the  house  was  then  gone,  and  the  lot 
and  the  "  bricks  standing  "  on  the  land 
were  conveyed  at  the  time.* 

Thomas  Searle  Lot,  This  lot  was 
owned  by  Mathew  Nixon  of  Salem,  fisher- 
man, in  1660.  This  small  piece  of  land, 
which  measured  only  twenty-five  by  thirty- 
seven  feet,  was  purchased  of  Mr.  Nixon, 
for  the  few  apple  trees  standing  thereon, 
being  a  part  of  Mr.  Nixon's  orchard,  by 
Thomas  Searle  of  Salem,  Nov.  14,  1670.7 
A  right  of  way  to  the  highway  was  granted 
in  the  deed,  lying  easterly  of  the  dotted 
lines.  Mr.  Searle  died  possessed  of  the 
lot  sometime  after  1700. 

John  Whitford  House.  This  lot  was 
owned  by  Mathew  Nixon  of  Salem,  fisher- 
man, as  early  as  1660,  and  he  built  a 
house  thereon,  in  which  he  lived  in  1670, 
having  a  right  of  way  to  the  highway  east- 
erly of  the  dotted' lines.  Dec.  16,  1678, 
for  his  life  support,  he  conveyed  the 
house  and  lot,  orchard,  garden  and  paved 
yard  to  Walter  Whitford  of  Salem,  fisher- 
man, and  the  latter's  wife  Bridget,  j  Mr. 
Whitford  died  in  1692,  possessed  of  the 
estate;  and  apparently  it  descended  to 
his  son  (  ?)  John  Whitford  of  Salem,  mar- 
iner, the  house  being  gone  before  1732. 

John  Jerman  House.  This  lot  was 
owned  by  Robert  Lemon  of  Salem  in 
1659,  and  he  built  a  house  upon  it  after 
1 66 1.  He  died  possessed  of  the  house 
and  lot  in  1667,  when  the  estate  was  val- 
ued at  ninety  pounds.  He  then  had  an 
orchard.  13  :  9  :  1674,  when  the  estate 
was  valued  at  eighty  pounds,  his  widow, 
Mary  Lemon,  and  children,  Sara,  wife  of 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  60,  leaf  136. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  98. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  Book  5,  leaf  106. 

Charles  Knights,  and  Hannah,  wife  of 
Samuel  Beadle,  divided  the  estate,  one 
half  of  the  house  and  land  and  the  barn 
being  assigned  to  the  widow  and  the 
other  half  of  the  houre  and  land  to 
Charles  Knights  in  right  of  his  wife."*^ 
Mr.  Knights  lived  in  Salem  being  a  car- 
penter, and  came  into  possession  of  the 
entire  lot  before  1685.  He  conveyed 
that  part  of  the  lot  lying  north  of  the 
dashes  to  Timothy  Lindall  of  Salem  June 
29,  1685.1  Five  months  later,  that  part 
of  the  lot  was  in  the  tenure  of  Philip 
Cromwell,  and  it  was  probably  owned  by 
Curwin  subsequently.  Shortly  after- 
ward it  was  owned  by  John  Jerman  of 
Salem,  mariner,  before  Nov.  6,  1686, 
when  Mr.  Knights  conveyed  to  him  the 
house  and  remainder  of  the  lot.J  At 
that  time  there  was  a  wharf  at  the  water 
side.  John  Jerman  owned  the  house  and 
lot  in  1702,  and  some  years  later  the  land 
came  into  the  possession  of  Samuel  Whit- 
ford, but  the  house  probably  stood  but  a 
few  years  after  1702. 

Philip  English  House.  Joseph  Younges 
of  Salem,  mariner,  owned  this  lot  and 
house  in  1649,  when  the  house  was  occu- 
pied by  William  Curtis.  Mr.  Younges 
conveyed  the  house  and  lot  to  David  Cur- 
withen  of  Salem  Sept.  24,  1649  ;§  and 
Mr.  Curwithen  conveyed  the  same  estate 
to  Richard  Cortice  of  Salem  Feb.  16, 
1659-60.11  Previous  to  this  date  Christo- 
pher Younges  had  lived  in  the  house. 
The  estate  came  into  the  possession  of 
John  Marsh  before  1665,  and  he  conveyed 
it  to  Mathew  Barton  of  Salem,  shipwright, 
in  1 66-1  Mr.  Barton  con veved  the  house 
and  lot  to  William  Dicer  of  Salem,  fisher- 
man, Aug.  18,  i668.1[  Mr.  Dicer  re- 
moved the  house,  or  it  was  destroyed,  as 
he  erected  a  new  and  larger  house  upon 
the  lot.  He  removed  to  Winter  Harbor, 
in  the  Provmce  of  Maine,  and,  for  forty 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  92. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  7,  leaf  45. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  65,  leaf  276. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  6,  and 
book  2,  leaf  64. 

II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  2,  leaf  22. 
IfEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  92. 

SALEM    IN    1700.       NO.    2  1. 


pounds  in  silver,  conveyed  the  house  and 
lot  to  Philip  English  of  Salem,  merchant, 
Nov.  12,  1685.*  Mr.  English  died  pos- 
sessed of  the  house  and  lot  in  the  winter 
of  1735-6.  In  the  division  of  his  estate, 
made  in  1742,  this  lot  and  house  were 
assigned  to  his  daughter,  Mary  Brown. 
The  house  was  then  valued  at  twelve 
pounds  and  ten  shillings,  and  the  land  at 
about  five  pounds  and  ten  shillings.  The 
house  was  standing  in  1752,  but  was  gone 
when  she  conveyed  the  land  in  1761. 

Philip  English  House  .  This  lot  and 
house  were  in  the  possession  of  David 
Curwithen  of  Salem  Sept.  24,  1649,  when 
he  purchased  this  estate  of  Joseph  Younges 
of  Salem,  mariner.f  Mr.  Curwithen  (or, 
Corwithin)  conveyed  the  house  and  lot 
to  William  Hollingworth  of  Salem,  mari- 
ner, June  t6,  1665. J  He  conveyed  the 
estate  to  his  daughter  Mary,  wife  of  Philip 
English  before  June  i,  1672  ;  and  it  be- 
longed to  Philip  English  in  1681  and 
1685.  (John  Parker  lived  here  in  1692, 
probably,  when  his  wife  Alice  (Holling- 
worth) was  executed  as  a  witch.)  Philip 
English  died  possessed  of  this  lot,  the 
house  being  gone,  in  1735-6. 

Estate  of  Mary  English  House  {Blue 
Anchor  Tavern).  This  house  and  lot 
were  the  estate  of  William  Hollingworth 
before  1661.  He  mortgaged  the  estate 
to  Mr.  Philip  Cromwell  of  Salem,  for  two 
hundred  and  fifty  pounds,  June  i ,  1672  ;§ 
Mr.  Hollingworth  was  lost  at  sea  in  1677  ; 
and  Mr.  Cromwell,  who  was  then  a  slaugh- 
terer, for  the  amount  of  the  mortgage, 
conveyed  the  house  and  lot  to  Mr.HoUing- 
worth's  widow,  Elinor  Hollingworth,  of 
Salem,  it  then  being  in  her  possession, 
March  4,  1 681-2.  ||  Mrs.  Hollingworth  is 
said  to  have  established  the  business  of 
an  innkeeper  in  this  house,  which  became 
known  as  The  Blue  Anchor  Tavern.  She 
conveyed  the  house  and  land  with  the 
wharf  and  landing  place,  to  her  daughter 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  7,  leaf  55. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  6,  and 
book  2,  leaf  64. 

JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  2,  leaf  104. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  160. 
||Ess§x  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  42. 

Mary    English   Feb.     17,  1684-5;*  and 
died  in  1690. 

The  tavern  was  probably  conducted  by 
her  grandson  Philip  Enghsh  as  soon  as 
he  became  of  age  (in  1705).  Upon  the 
death  of  his  mother,  in  1694,  the  estate 
descended  to  him.  He  lived  in  and  con- 
ducted the  tavern  when  he  conveyed  the 
land,  house,  warehouse  and  wharf  for  six 
hundred  pounds,  to  Richard  Derby  of 
Salem,  mariner,  Feb.  24,  1748.!  Mr. 
Derby  took  the  house  down  about  1759. 

Dr.  William  Bentley  wrote,  in  1791,  of 
this  house  as  follows :  "  At  the  eastward 
of  English's  lane  near  the  water  is  a  store 
enlarged,  but  originally  built  above  one 
hundred  years.  A  few  yards  above  is  the 
large  cellar,  the  stones  of  which  were  sold 
six  years  since,  but  the  steps  remain,  over 
which  stood  a  very  large  house  with  peaks 
as  English's  below,  and  which  was  em- 
ployed as  a  tavern  by  the  name  of  the 
BLUE  ANCHOR.  It  has  been  down 
above  forty  years  and  there  was  a  store 
put  over  the  cellar,  which  within  a  few 
years  has  been  removed  into  North  Fields. 
Beyond  on  the  shore  is  to  be  seen  the 
cellar  of  a  house  possessed  by  Mary  Brown, 
the  land  being  since  sold  to  Capt.  Rich- 
ard Derby.  On  the  west  side  of  English's 
lane,  opposite  to  the  tavern,  is  a  cellar 
upon  which  stood  a  house  within  the 
memory  of  the  present  generation.  Be- 
yond Brown's  house  and  Whitford's,  which 
is  a  house  since  built,  about  twenty  years, 
and  now  standing,  is  to  be  seen  the  cel- 
lar of  Webb's  house,  the  land  being  yet 
in  the  family.  There  were  three  other 
houses  before  we  came  to  the  group  upon 
the  Point  of  Rocks,  and  one  cellar  is  now 
to  be  seen  upon  the  plain  between  the 
Block  house  ruins  and  the  present  en- 
closure upon  the  Point.  The  Blue  An- 
chor was  celebrated  for  Marblehead  Cam- 

Doctor  Bentley   continued,   in    1793: 
"Mary   English  was   the   only   child   of 

*  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  7,  leaf  24. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  93,  leaf  22. 
t  Dr.    William  Bentley 's  Journal,  volume  XIX, 
page  207. 



William  Hollingworth,  who  married  Elea- 
nor Story,  from  England.  The  family 
lived  at  ihe  Point  of  Rocks,  and  Mary, 
the  accused  was  born  at  the  Blue  Anchor^ 
at  the  head  of  English's  wharf  eastward. 
The  house  afterwards  a  public  house,  and 
has  been  taken  down  about  thirty-three 

Philip  English  House.  This  lot  belonged 
to  Richard  Hollingworth  before  1661. 
There  was  then  a  house  standing  thereon. 
He  gave  it  to  Capt.  Robert  Starr  as  a 
marriage  portion  when  the  latter  married 
Mr.  HolHngworth's  daughter.  Mr.  Starr 
lived  in  the  house,  and,  Sept.  30,  1665, 
conveyed  the  estate  to  guardians  of  his 
three  minor  children,  Robert,  Richard 
and  Susanna.t  This  deed  was  confirmed 
by  the  court,  30 :  9  :  1680,  to  Richard 
and  Susanna,  Robert  having  died.  Rich- 
ard Starr,  who  was  a  cooper,  for  thirty 
pounds,  conveyed  his  half  of  the  house 
and  lot  to  Philip  English  of  Salem,  mari- 
ner, Jan.  3,  1682-3. 1  Susanna  Starr  prob- 
ably conveyed  her  half  to  Mr.  English 
about  the  same  time. 

Philip  English  (Phillipe  L'Anglois) 
was  born  in  1651  in  Trinity  parish,  on 
the  Isle  of  Jersey,  being  a  French  Hugue- 
not and  came  to  Salem  before  he  was  of 
age.  He  became  a  merchant,  and  had 
so  flourished  in  business  that  he  bought 
this  house  and  lot,  and,  taking  down  the 
old  house,  erected  on  the  site  a  stylish 
mansion.  Its  frame  of  oak  is  said  to  have 
been  brought  from  England.  It  was  a 
many  gabled  structure,  with  projecting 
second  story  and  porch.  The  walls  were 
filled  with  brick.  Down  to  1757,  it  was 
callgd  "English's  great  house."  In  the 
Witchcraft  Delusion,  in  1692,  both  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  English  were  accused  of  witch- 
craft and  imprisioned  in  Boston  jail,  from 
which  they  escaped.  They  made  their 
way  to  New  York,  and  after  the  reign  of 
terror    had     passed    returned     to    their 

*Dr.  William  Bentley's  Journal,  volume 
XXIII,  page  132. 

t Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  139. 
See,  also,  Salem  court  records  and  files,  especially 
files,  book  XLII,  leaves  7  and  8. 

JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  74. 

home  here.  He  found  that  as  soon  as  he 
had  been  apprehended,  his  house  was 
opened,  and  everything  movable  became 
free  plunder  to  the  neighbors;  and  his 
store  houses  were  more  or  less  plundered. 
He  was  bitterly  incensed  against  Sheriff 
Corwin  for  his  part  in  the  affair.  His 
losses  amounted  to  some  two  thousand 
pounds  in  value.  Among  other  things 
taken  from  the  house  were  family  por- 
traits. When  the  house  was  taken  down 
there  was  found  in  the  garret  a  secret 
room,  which  was  supposed  to  have  been 
built  after  their  return  as  a  place  of  tem- 
porary concealment  in  case  of  a  second 
outbreak  of  the  delusion. 

Mr.  English  died  in  the  winter  of 
1735-6,  and  upon  the  division  of  the  es- 
tate in  1742,  the  northwestern  half  of  the 
house  and  land  was  assigned  to  his  son 
John  English,  and  the  southeastern  part 
to  his  son  Philip  English.  John  English 
lived  in  Salem,  being  a  laborer,  and,  for 
two  hundred  pounds,  conveyed  his  part 
of  the  house  and  lot  to  Joseph  Brown  of 
Salem,  mariner,  Oct.  31,  1749.*  Mr. 
Brown  conveyed  to  his  nephew  William 
Brown  of  Salem,  boatman,  by  declaration 
of  trust,  the  same  part  of  the  house  and 
lot  Oct.  19,  i75i.t  William  Brown  died 
before  Nov.  12,  1756,  when  his  eldest 
son  Joseph  Browne  of  Salem,  mariner,  for 
thirteen  pounds,  six  shillings  and  eight 
pence,  conveyed  one  fourth  of  this  part 
of  the  house  and  lot  to  Mr.  Touzell  of 
Salem,  goldsmith. J  Abigail  Browne,  as 
widow  of  William  Browne,  and  guardian  of 
his  minor  children,  Mary,  Lydia,  William, 
Abigail,  Philip  and  Sarah  Browne,  for  forty 
pounds,  conveyed  three-fourths  of  the 
part  assigned  to  John  English  to  Mr. 
Touzell  April  23,  i757.§  Pnilip  English, 
to  whom  had  been  assigned  the  south- 
eastern part  of  the  house  and  lot,  died  in 
the  winter  of  1 750-1,  being  insolvent. 
His  widow  and  administratrix,  Mary  Eng- 
lish, conveyed  his  part  of  the  house  and 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  96,  leaf  189. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  97,  leaf  76. 
+Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  103,  leaf  145. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  106,  leaf  21. 

SALEM    IN    1700.       NO.    2  1. 


lot  to  his  brother-in-law,  Mr.  Touzell,  who 
owned  the  remainder  of  the  estate  July 
I,  1 75 1.*  Mr.  Touzell  became  a  yeoman, 
and  died  Aug.  17,  1785,  possessed  of  the 
land  and  house,  in  which  he  then  lived. 
In  his  will  he  devised  the  northerly  part 
of  the  house  and  lot,  including  the  kitchen 
chamber  and  one-half  of  the  great  porch 
at  the  west  end  of  the  house,  to  his  sister, 
widow  Susanna  Hathorne  of  Salem,  and 
the  southerly  part,  with  the  porch  chamber 
and  west  end  of  the  house,  parlour 
chamber,  etc.,  to  his  cousin  John  Touzell 
Hathorne.  Widow  Susanna  Hathorne 
died  in  1802,  having  devised  her  part  of 
the  house  and  lot  to  her  only  daughter, 
Susanna,  wife  of  Samuel  Ingersoll.  Mrs. 
Susanna  Ingersoll  died  in  181 2,  and  her 
interest  in  the  estate  descended  to  her 
only  surviving  child,  Miss  Susanna  Inger- 
soll. John  T.  Hathorne  lived  in  Salem, 
being  a  mariner,  and  died  in  1805,  pos- 
sessed of  his  part  of  the  house  and  lot. 
This  part  was  set  off  to  David  Safiford  of 
Salem,  blacksmith  and  his  wife  Dolly,  in 
her  right,  and  was  conveyed  by  them  to 
Miss  Ingersoll  Nov.  19,  181 8-1 

The  house  at  length  became  long  ten- 
antless,  and  deserted,  and  dangerous  to 
the  very  tread  of  man  or  boy  who  had  the 
curiosity  to  explore  it.  Miss  Ingersoll  took 
it  down  during  the  week  beginning  April 
29,  1833. 

Dr.  WilHam  Bentley  wrote  of  the  old 
house,  Friday,  April  15,  1791  :  "Went 
over  the  well  known  house  of  English 
near  the  neck  gate.  The  cellars  are  com- 
pletely finished.  The  stone  wall  is  built  of  as 
large  stones  as  are  now  in  use,  which  con- 
tradicts the  opinion  that  they  generally 
built  of  small  stones  of  choice,  at  that  age. 
There  is  a  hearth,  very  large  oven,  and  all 
conveniences.  The  rooms  are  the  largest 
in  town.  The  floors  are  laid  in  plank  and 
are  sound  at  this  day,  the  sweep  of  the 
hearth  where  they  are  worn  down  having 
a  curious  appearance.     The  upper  parts 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book   97,  leaf  40. 

tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  218,  leaf  93. 
See,  also,  deed  between  the  same  parties,  dated 
Nov.  3,  1819,  recorded  book  220,  leaf  274. 

of  the  house,  among  the  peaks  have  curi- 
ous partitions  and  very  much  room.  Even 
the  cellars  are  plastered."* 

Doctor  Bentley  wrote  in  1793,  of  this 
house,  as  follows :  "  The  mansion  house 
now  standing  and  most  completely  fin- 
ished for  the  times,  having  cellars,  stoned 
at  bottom,  lathed  and  plastered  overhead 
upon  the  floors  above,  divided  for  all  pur- 
poses, finished  with  fireplaces  and  ovens 
laid  in  lime,  floors  which  are  good  now 
after  one  hundred  years,  pantries,  count- 
ing house,  shops,  and  various  apartments, 
halls,  was  more  splendid  in  that  day.  Two 
gable  ends  in  the  west  part,  and  another 
in  the  east  have  been  taken  down,  a  plank 
floor  was  laid  upon  the  top,  and  an  entire 
balustrade  around  it,  extending  to  the 
peaks,  upon  which  were  erected  orna- 
ments rising  two  feet.  At  the  southern 
door  was  an  open  fence,  with  a  gate  and 
knocker.  Over  the  shop  door  was  a  bal- 
cony with  seats,  and  a  door  communicat- 
ing with  the  southern  chamber,  and  the 
dial  was  over  the  door."t 

John  Collins  House.  This  lot  belonged 
to  Francis  Collins  in  1658,  when  a  house 
stood  upon  the  lot.  Mr.  Collins  was  a  car- 
penter, and  lived  in  this  house  (perhaps 
from  1637).  He  died  in  1689,  having 
devised  this  estate  to  his  wife  Hannah  for 
her  life,  and  then  to  his  son  John  Collins 
of  Salem,  mariner.  John  Collins  died  in 
1 73-,  possessed  of  the  house  and  lot; 
and  his  administrator,  for  sixty  pounds, 
conveyed  the  property  to  John  Touzell  of 
Salem,  mariner,  Dec.  30,  1734-+  Mr. 
Touzell  died  before  May  30,  1754?  when 
his  daughter,  Mary,  wife  of  William  Ha- 
thorne of  Salem,  mariner,  and  widow 
Susanna  Hathorne  of  Salem,  conveyed 
the  house  and  lot  to  their  brother  John 
Touzell  of  Salem,  goldsmith. §  How  long 
the  house  stood  after  this  date  is  un- 
known, but  Mr.  Touzell  probably  took  it 

*Journal  of  Dr.  Williiam  Bentley,  volume 
XIX,  page  70. 

tjournal  of  Dr.  William  Bentley,  volume 
XVIII,  page  136. 

JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  72,  leaf  43. 

§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  100,  leaf  109. 



down  very  soon  after  his  purchase  of  the 

Robert  Bray  Lot.  This  lot  was  a  part 
of  the  land  of  Francis  Collins  in  1658.  He 
^  was  a  carpenter,  and  died  in  1689,  having 
devised  this  land  to  his  wife  Hannah  for 
her  life  and  then  to  his  son  John  Collins 
of  Salem,  mariner.  John  CoUins  conveyed 
the  lot,  for  five  pounds,  to  his  brother-in- 
law  Robert  Bray  of  Salem,  mariner,  Feb. 
27,  1689-90.*  Mr.  Bray  owned  the  lot 
for  several  years  after  1700. 

John  and  Hannah  Browne  House. 
This  was  a  part  of  the  lot  of  Francis  Col- 
lins, and  was  owned  by  him  as  early  as 
1658.  The  selectmen  voted,  5  :  10  mo  : 
1670,  that  "  ffranc  Collince  haue liberty  to 
fell  twenty  trees  for  to  build  his  fon  Jno 
^xown  to  build  him  a  houfe,"  etc.  The 
house  was  built  upon  this  lot,  and  Mr. 
Collins  conveyed  the  land  and  house  to 
his  daughter  Hannah  and  her  husband 
John  Brown  of  Salem,  mariner,  Dec.  7, 
i68o.t  A  cartway  over  Mr.  Collins' 
land  by  the  north  end  of  his  house  to  the 
street  was  also  given  in  the  deed.  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Brown  died  before  Nov.  22,  1728, 
when  their  children,  William  Browne, 
mariner,  Samuel  Lambert,  shoreman,  and 
his  wife  Margaret,  and  widow  Hannah 
Bray,  all  of  Salem,  for  ninety- nine  pounds, 
conveyed  their  interest  in  the  estate  to 
their  brother  Joseph  Browne  of  Salem, 
mariner,  t  John  Browne  had  died  some 
years  before,  probably,  as  Mrs.  Brown 
was  then  the  widow  Cubbert.  Mr.  Browne 
apparently  moved  the  house  forward 
nearer  the  street,  and  died,possessed  of  the 
same  in  1756.  The  house  was  then  called 
"  an  old  house."  It  was  standing  in 
1760,  but  gone  in  1763. 

Estate  df  Andrew  Woodbury  House, 
Andrew  Woodbury  of  Salem,  mariner, 
conveyed  the  northwestern  part  of  this  lot, 
down  to  the  dashes,  for  eight  pounds,  to 
David  Corwithy  of  Salem  July  2,  i658.§ 
This   was  probably  only  a  mortgage,   as 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  8,  leaf  154. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  8,  leaf  133. 
J  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  51,  leaf  180. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  55. 

Mr.  Woodbury  continued  to  own  the  lot. 
He  also  conveyed  the  remainder  of   the 
lot  to  David  Corwithy,    sr.,    of  Boston, 
gentleman,  before  Sept.   15,  1664,  when 
Mr.  Corwithy,  for  twenty-five  pounds,  con- 
veyed   it  to    Mr.   Woodbury   and    Isaac 
Woodbury    of   Salem,    mariner.*     Isaac 
Woodbury  conveyed  his   interest   in  the 
rear  part  of  the  lot,  probably.     Apparent- 
ly Mr.  Woodbury  built  a  small  house  upon 
the  lot  about  1659.     He  died  in  1685, 
possessed  of  the  house  and  lot,  which  were 
then  valued  at  one  hundred  pounds.   The 
house  and  lot  remained  in  the  possession 
of  his  widow  as  late  as  1708,  when  she  was 
old  and  in  extreme  poverty.     She   died 
and  the  house  disappeared  before  1727. 
John  Higginson  House,  and  Estate  of 
Robert  Bray,  and  William   Curtice  Lots. 
Roger   Conant   originally   owned  all  the 
land  between  the  way  to   the   neck   and 
Collins  cove.     It  was  next    the    property 
of  Thomas   Tuck,   who   conveyed    it    to 
Francis  Collins  of  Salem,  carpenter,  28  : 
10  :  1659.     ^"0^  ^o^r  pounds,  Mr.  Collins 
conveyed  it   to   John   Mason  of   Salem, 
brick  maker,    Nov.    i,  i66o.t     For   six 
pounds,  Mr.    Mason   conveyed   to  John 
Tapley,  Robert  Bray,    and   John   Webb, 
all  of  Salem,  fishermen,  that  part  of   his 
lot  shown   on   the   map   as   the   lots    of 
Estate  of  Robert  Bray  and  WiUiam  Cur- 
tice and  that  part  of  the  lot  of  John  Hig- 
ginson lying  west  of  the  dashes,  June  28, 
1 669. 1     Mr.  Mason  retained  that  part  of 
the  John  Higginson  lot  lying  east   of   the 
dashes,  and  probably  conveyed  it  to  John 
Tapley  before  May  6,  1678,  as  Mr.  Tap- 
ley,  on  that  date,  conveyed  the  whole  lot, 
with  "  my   dwelling   house,''    which   had 
probably  been  erected  by  Mr.  Mason,  to 
John  Higginson,  jr.,  of  Salem,  merchant.§ 
Mr.  Higginson,  for  eighteen  pounds,  con- 
veyed the  house  and  lot  to  William    Cur- 
tis, jr.,  of  Salem,    blacksmith,   June    11, 
1705 II .     Mr.  Curtis  conveyed  the  lot  to 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  69. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  I. 
J  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  63. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  207. 
,     li  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  17,  leaf  83. 



Joshua  Ward  of  Salem ,  tanner,  April  4, 
1728,*  the  house  being  gone.  John 
Webb  conveyed  his  part  of  the  lot,  for 
forty-five  shillings,  to  James  Froude  ot 
Salem,  mariner,  Nov.  18,  1671.!  Mr. 
Froude  died  before  May  29,  1695,  when 
his  heir(?),  Ann,  wife  of  George  Bonfield 
of  Marblehead,  husbandman,  and  her 
husband  conveyed  the  lot  to  William  Cur- 
tis, jr.,  of  Salem,  blacksmith. |  Robert 
Bray  probably  died  possessed  of  his  lot 
before  1695,  when  Margaret  Wilkins 
owned  the  eastern  part  of  the  lot  at  least, 
and  continued  to  own  it  until  1728. 


Henry  Bodwell,^§  the  progenitor  of 
the  Bodwell  family  in  Essex  county,  was 
born  about  165 1,  and  lived  in  Newbury  in 
1675.  He  was  a  member  of  Capt.  Thomas 
Lathrop's  company  in  King  Philip's 
war,  and  was  severely  wounded  at  the 
battle  of  Bloody  brook,  Sept.  18,  1675. 
He  was  a  yeoman,  and  married  Miss 
Bethiah  Emery  of  Newbury  May  4,  1681. 
He  lived  in  Newbury  until  1683,  when  he 
moved  to  Andover,  where  he  lived  un- 
til about  1693,  when  he  removed  across 
the  Merrimack  river  to  what  was  then  a 
part  of  Haverhill,  and  which  was  incor- 
porated as  Methuen  in  1725.  Mr.  Al- 
bert E.  Bodwell  of  Melrose,  the  family 
genealogist,  writes  that  the  first  house  in 
which  Henry  Bodwell  lived  on  the  Haver- 
hill side  of  the  Merrimack  river  was  built 
of  logs,  and  stood  in  the  fork  formed  by 
the  junction  of  the  Merrimack  and  Spick- 
ett  rivers.  It  was  erected  in  the  summer 
of  1693.  The  estate  included  a  tract  of 
two  hundred  acres  of  land,  bounded  by 
the  Spickett  river  on  the  north  and  east, 
the  Merrimack  river  on  the  south,  and  on 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  46,  leaf  242. 

tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  130. 

JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  10,  leaf  167. 

§There  is  a  tradition  that  he  was  a  Scotch  school 
boy  named  Bothwell,  and  that  he  ran  away  from 
home.  He  came  to  Newbury,  Mass.,  and  was 
befriended  by  Rev.  James  Noyes. 

the  west  by  a  line  extending  north  and 
south  between  the  two  rivers  about  where 
Lawrence  street  is  now.  The  south  part 
of  the  present  building,  at  the  corner  of 
East  Haverhill  and  Elm  streets,  in  that 
part  of  Methuen  which  was  incorporated 
as  Lawrence  in  1852,  was  built,  about 
1708,  by  Henry  Bodwell,  upon  the  site 
of  the  log  house.  The  new  house  was 
subsequently  removed  to  its  present  loca- 
tion, and  two  additions  were  built  on  to 
it  for  the  children  as  they  married.  After 
Mr.  Bodwell's  death,  the  estate  passed  to 
his  son,  Henry  Bodwell^  and  then  to  the 
latter's  son,  Henry  Bodwell3.  It  then 
went  to  Joseph  BodwelH,  father  of  the  late 
Gov.  Joseph  R.  Bodwelis,  who  was  also 
born  in  this  house.  The  family  tradition 
is  that  the  fine  old  elm  which  stands  in 
front  of  the  house  was  planted  on  the 
morning  of  July  26,  1729,  when  Henry 
Bodwell3  was  born,  by  an  Indian,  who 
was  rewarded  for  his  services  with  a  gallon 
of  rum.  Mrs.  Bodwell  was  living  in  1 7  2  6 '; 
and  Mr.  Bodwell  died  June  i,  1745,  in 
his  ninety-fourth  year. 

Children  : — 
2 — I.  Bethiah^,  b.  June  2,  1682,  in  Ifew- 

bury;  m.  Nathan  Barker  May  28, 
•  171 1,  in  Andover. 
3 — II.         Mary^,  b.  April  i,  1684,  in  Andover; 
m.    Nathan   Simons  of    Haverhil 
before  1705;  and   d.  in  Haverhil 
Jan,  7,  1 716-7. 
4 — III.        Henry2  (twin),   b.  Jan.  27,  1685,  in 

Andover;  d.  Jan.  29,  1685. 
5 — IV.        Josiah2  (twin),    b.  Jan.  27,  1685,  in 

Andover;  d.  Jan.  31,  1685. 
6 — V.         Abigail^,  b.  Jan.  15,  1686,   in  Ando- 
ver; m.  Ladd  before  1743. 

7 — VI.        Henry*^,  b.  Nov.  6,    1688,  in  Ando- 
ver.    See  below  (7). 
8 — VII.      Jambs'^,  b.  Jan.  10,  1691,  in  Andover. 

See  below  (8). 
9 — VIII.     Daniel^,    b.     Feb.     14,    1693,    in 

Andover.     See  below  (9). 
10 — IX.        Sarah2,     b.    Dec.    i,     1694,     *'in 
Andover;"     m.    Abel    Merrill    of 
Haverhill  Nov.  15,  17 14;  and  lived 
in  that  part  of  Haverhill  that  was 
incorporated  as  Methuen  in  1725. 
II — X.         Hannah^,   b.    Sept.    i,    1696,     "in 
Andover;"  m.  Henry  Hills  of  New- 
bury Sept.  2,  1 71 5" 
12 — XI.       Judith*^,    b.    April    11,    1698, 



Andover;"    m.  John  Harris  Sept. 
28,  1 721 ;  and  was  living  in  1743. 



13 — XII.  Ruth'^,  b.  Dec.  2,  1699,  "in  Ando- 
ver;"  m.  Israel  Huse  of  Newbury 
Aug.  — ,  1716(1715?);  and  lived  in 
Kingstown,  N.  H.,  in  1732  He 
was  a  husbandman. 

14 — XIII.  Phebe^  b.  July  10,  1701;  m.  Samuel 
Stevens  (pub.  Dec.  19,  1729). 

Henry  Bodwell^,  born  in  Andover 
Nov.  6,  1688.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  that  part  of  Haverhill  which  was 
incorporated  as  Methuen  in  1725, 
on  the  paternal  homestead.  He 
married  Anna  Pottle  of  Hampton,  N.  H., 
April  20,  1727  ;  and  she  died  Jan.  30, 
1749-50,  "  aged  forty-four."  He  died 
April  13,  1773,  aged  eighty-four. 
Childrep,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
IS — I.  ANNA"',    b.    Feb.    25,     1727-8;     m. 

Nathaniel  Gage  before  1770. 
16 — II.         Henry^,  b.  July  26,  1729.     See  be- 
low {16). 
17 — III.       Phebe^,  b.  Feb.  16,  173 1-2;  m.  Wil- 
liam Morse  May  13,  1756;  and  was 
living  in  1770. 
18 — IV.        Bethia^,  b.  May   25,    1734;  unmar- 
ried m  1770;  and  living  in  1772. 
19 — v.        Joshua^,  b.  Oct.  4,  1736.     See  below 

20 — VI.        Mary^,  b.  July  21,  1740;  m.  Pierce 

Gage  of  Pelhara   Nov.    29,    1764; 

and  was  living  in  1770. 
21— VII.      William^,   b.   March  — ,    1743;  d. 

22 — VIII.      William,  b.  May  18,  1747;  d.  Sept. 

24.  I753>  aged  six. 

James  Bodwell%  born  in  Andover  Jan. 
10,  1691.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and  lived 
in  Methuen.  He  married,  first,  Mary 
Parker  Feb.  6,  1711;  and  she  died 
March  20,  1737-8.  He  married,  second, 
Sarah  Austin  of  Andover  Nov.  28,  1739; 
and  died  in  1746,  his  will,  dated  March 
19,  1745,  being  proved  July  7,  1746. 
His  wife  Sarah  survived  him,  and  died  in 
Andover,  his  widow,  Sept.  18,  1769. 

Children : — 
23—1.  Mary^,   m.  Timothy  Mirick  Dec.  5, 

1728;  and  was  living  in  1745. 
24 — "•         James^,  b.  Feb.  i,  1713,  in  Andover. 

See  below  {24). 
25 — III.       Hannah^,  b.  June  25,  1715,  in  Hav- 
erhill; probably   m.,    first,    Samuel 
Pottle  Nov.  21,  1734;  and,  second, 
John  Hibbard,  jr.,  before  1745. 

26 — IV.        Stephen^,  b.  July  12,  1720,  in  Hav- 
erhill.    See  below  (^6). 

'  Capt.  Daniel  Bodwell^,  born  in 
Andover  Feb.  14,  1693.  He  was  a  hus- 
bandman, and  lived  in  Methuen.  At  the 
time  of  his  death  he  was  called  "  major." 
He  was '*  captain,"  1754-1769;  and  for 
the  last  half  of  his  life  was  called  "gentle- 
man." He  married,  first,  Elizabeth 
Parker  in  or  before  17 18;  and  she  died 
Feb.  12,  1760,  aged  sixty-seven.  He 
married,  second,  Ruth  Ingalls  of  Andover 
April  14,  1761 ;  and  she  was  his  wife  in 
1783.  He  conducted  "  Bodwell's  ferry." 
He  died  in  1787,  his  will,  dated  Nov.  21, 
1783,  being  proved  May  7,  1787.  His 
estate  was  appraised  at  ;^868,  9^. 
Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
27—1.  TiFFENSb.  Sept.  28,  1718;  m.  Caleb 

Richardson  May  13,  1736;  and  was 

living  in  1783. 
28—11.        Elizabeth^  b.  Feb.  17,  1719-20;  m. 

Richard  Whittier  Sept.   24,   1741; 

and  d.  before  1783. 
29— III.        Daniel3,  b.   Jan.    22,    1 721-2.     See 

below  (^9). 
30— IV.        John3,  b.  Dec.  27,   1723.     See  below 


31— V.  Abigail^,  b.  Jan.  27,  1725-6;  m. 
Nathaniel  Ladd  of  Haverhill  June 
16,  1 748;  and  d.  before  1783. 

32— VI.  RuTH^,  b.  April  I,  1728;  m.  Isaac 
Redington  of  Lunenburg  Dec.  27, 
1759;  and  was  living  in  1783. 

33— VII.       Samuel^,  b.  Sept.  24,  1 730.     See  be- 

34— VIII.     MARY^  b.  Oct.  II,  1733;  d.  Nov.  4, 

35— IX.        Parker^  b.  Oct.  18,  1736;  d.  Nov. 

18,  1736. 


Capt.  Henry  Bodwell3,  born  in 
Methuen  July  26,  1729.  He  was  a  hus- 
bandman and  lived  on  the  paternal  home- 
stead at  the  junction  of  the  Merrimack 
and  Spickett  rivers  in  Methuen.  He  was 
called  "gentlemen"  for  a  number  of 
years.  He  married  Mary  Robbinson 
Sept.  20,  1759,  in  Andover ;  and  she  died 
Nov.  16,  1811,  aged  seventy-three.  He 
died  April  2,  181 6,  aged  eighty-six. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
36—1.  Henry*,  b.  Jan.  8,  1762.     See  below 



37 — II.        Isaac*,  b.  Oct.  16,  1765.     See  below 

38— III.  Olive'*,  b.  Aug.  31,  1767;  m.  Benja- 
min Sargent  Dec.  28,  1 786. 

39 — IV.  Persis*,  b.  July  30,  1769;  m.  John 
Pingry  Nov.  27,  1788. 

40 — V.  Joseph",  b.  Nov.  2,  1771.  See  be- 
low {40). 

41 — VI.        NathanS  b.  Oct.  12,  1773. 

42 — VII.       Arnold",  b.  March  22,  1776. 

43 — VIII.     Elizabeth",  b.  June  24,  1778. 


Joshua  Bodwell3,  born  in  Methuen 
Oct.  4,  1736.  He  was  a  yeoman, 
and  lived  in  Methuen.  He  was  a  soldier 
of  the  Revolution,  marching  to  Lexington 
April  19,  1775,  and  then  joining  Wash- 
ington's army  in  Cambridge.  He  mar- 
ried Priscilla  Parker  (published  June  20, 
1 761);  and  she  was  his  wife  in  1784. 
He  was  living  in  1787. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
44 — I.  William",  b.  Jan.  21,  1763;  prob- 

ably m.  Rachel  French  of  Haver- 
hill Feb.  8.  1786. 

45 — II.         Symonds",   b.    17,    1764  ;    of 

Methuen,  yeoman,  1787. 
46 — III.       Anna",  b.  May  27,  1766. 
47 — IV.       Joshua". 

48 — V.         Edith",  b.  Feb.  13,  1770;  m.  Daniel 
Buswell,  jr.,  of  Bradford  May  12, 
49 — ^vi.       Enoch",  b.  Dec.  5,  1772. 
50 — VII.      Henry    Washingion",   b.   April  4, 


James  Bodwell3,  born  in  And  over 
Feb.  I,  17 13.  He  was  a  cooper,  and 
lived  in  Methuen.  He  married  Elizabeth 
Roberts  of  Newbury  June  13,  1734. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  :  — 
51 — I.  Hannah",  b.  April  25,  1735;  d.  July 

25,  1736,  aged  one  year. 
52 — II.         Hannah",    b.    May    18,    1737;   m. 

Ebenezer  Barker  March  22,  1 759. 
53 — III.       Eliphalet",  b.    July  8,    1738.     See 

below  (ss)' 
54 — IV.       Benjamin",  b.  Aug.  22,  1741. 


Stephen  Bodwell3,  born  in  Haverhill 
July  12,  1720.  He  was  a  husbandman, 
and  lived  in  Methuen.  He  married,  first, 
Sarah  Lancaster  in  the  spring  of  1742; 
and  she  died  Dec.  7,  1742,  aged  twenty- 

three.    He  married,  second,  Ruth  Gutter- 
son    Feb.    7,    1744-5;    and  she  was  his 

wife  in  1797.     He  died  in  1803  ;  his  will, 

dated  Nov.  10,  1797,  being  proved  July 

6,  1803. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 

55—1.  Sarah",  b.  Dec.    7,    1745;   m.    Na- 

thaniel  Hibbard  Dec.     13,    1768; 
and  was  living  in  1797. 

56 — II.  William",  b.  Oct.  2,  1747.  See  be- 
low {j6). 

57 — HI.  James",  b.  Feb.  4,  1749-50;  d.  Feb. 
28,  1749-50. 

58— IV.  Ruth*,  b.  Feb.  4,  1 750-1;  m.  Moses 
Emery,  jr.,  in  Newbury  Dec.  15, 
1768;  and  was  living  in  1797. 

59— V.  James",  b.  April  25,  1753;  probably 
d.  before  1797. 

60 — VL  Lydia",  b.  Sept.  19,  1754;  m.  Solo- 
mon Woolcot  of  Brookfield  May 
28,  1778;  and  was  living  in  1797. 

61— VII.  Mary",  b.  Sept.  4,  1756;  m.  Silas 
Brown  Nov,  20,  1777,  and  was  liv- 
ing in  1797. 

62 — vni.  Abigail",  b.  Oct.  12,  1758;  lived  in 
Methuen,  unmarried,  in  1824. 

63 — IX.        Olive*,  b.  Nov.   12,  1760;  m.  

Davis  of  Bakerstown  ;  and  d.  before 

64 — X.  Stephen",  b.  Dec.  16,  1762;  prob- 
ably d.  before  1797. 

65 — ^xi.        Ednah",  b.  Dec.  12,  1764;  m.  Jonas 
Bond  of  Dublin   Dec.    10,    1789; 
and  was  living  in  1797. 

66— XII.  Abiah"  (dau.),  d.,  unmarried,  in 
Methuen  Sept.  — ,  1834,  advanced 
in  years. 


Daniel  Bodwell3,  born  in  Methuen 
Jan.  22,  1 72 1-2.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  Methuen,  conducting  the  ferry 
for  some  years.  He  married  Abigail  Ladd 
of  Haverhill  in  or  before  1746  ;  and  died 
in  1804,  advanced  in  years ;  his  will,  dated 
Sept.  24, 1800,  being  proved  Feb.  7, 1804. 
She  survived  him,  and  was  his  widow  in 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
67 — I.      Elizabeth",  b.  Jan.  4, 1746-7;  d.  Jan. 

14,  1752. 
68— n.     Daniel",  b.  Oct.  14,  1748.     See  below 

69 — III.    Parker",  b.  Oct.  29,  1750.     See  below 

70 — IV.    Elizabeth",  b.  Dec.  23,  1752;  m.  John 

Sargent  Sept.  12,  1771 ;  and  was  living 

in  1804. 


71 — V.  ABIGAIL^  b.  Dec.  i6,  1755;  m.  Samuel 
Hildreth  May  24,  1 776 ;  and  was  liv- 
ing in  1800. 

72— VI.  Lydia*,  b.  March  15,  i757;  °^-  Robert 
Chase  of  Newbury  Dec.  7,  1780;  and 
was  living  in  1800. 

73 — VII.  Alpheus*,  b.  Feb.  22,  1759.     Seebeiow 

74— viii.  Ruth'',  b.  April  17,  1761;  m.  Josiah 
Abbot  of  Andover  May  15,  1784;  and 
d.  in  1788. 

75 — IX.  John  Ladd*,  b.  Sept.  26,  1763.  See 
below  (75). 

76 — X.     SallV*. 

77 — XI.    Susannah*. 

78 — XII.    FANNY^ 

79 — XIII.  Hannah". 

Capt.  John  Bodwell3,  born  in  Methuen 
Dec.  27,  1723.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  Methuen.  He  was  a  captain  in 
the  Revolution  in  1776;  and  was  called 
"  gentleman "  in  his  latter  years.  He 
married,  first,  Elizabeth  Messer  Dec.  22, 
1748  ;  and  she  died  June  26,  1785.  He 
married,  second,  Elizabeth  Bowers  of 
Merrimack  April  26,  1788. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
80 — I.      Molly*,  b.  Oct.  8,  1749. 
81 — II.     John*,  b.  Jan.  16,  1752.  See  below  {81). 
82 — III.  Nathaniel*,  b.   Feb.    23,    1754;    d. 

April  12,  1754. 
83 — IV.   Nathaniel*,  b.  Jan.  31,  1755.     See  be- 
low {83). 
84 — V.     Susannah*,  b.  May  22,  1757;  d.  Dec. 

28,    1762,  aged  five  years. 
85 — VI.    Elizabeth*,  b.  April  15,  1760. 
86 — VII.  Susannah*,  b.  Dec.  5,   1762;  m.  Wil- 
liam Hildreth  Jan.  25,  1787. 
87— VIII.  Sarah*,  b.  March  5,  1765. 
88 — IX.    Alice*,  b.  Jan.  5,  1768. 
89 — X.     Elijah*,  b.  May  17,  1770. 
90— XI.    Josiah*,  b.  Aug.  i,  1772. 
91 — XII.  Asa*,  b.  July  i,  1775. 


Maj.  Samuel  Bodwells,  born  in  Methu- 
en Sept.  24,  1 730.  He  was  a  yeoman, 
and  lived  in  Methuen.  He  procured  the 
right  to  erect  a  mill  on  the  east  side  of 
Spickett  river  in  1767.  He  was  called 
"esquire  "  in  1787,  and  "  gentleman  "  in 
the  latter  part  of  his  life.  He  married 
Elizabeth  Mansur  Sept.  28,  1758;  and 
both  were  living  in  1794. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 

— I.      Samuel*,  b.  Jan.  24,  1759. 

THE   ESSEX   antiquarian. 

93 — II.     Hannah*,  b.  Aug.  25,  1760. 

94 — III.  Rhoda*,  b.  Feb.  19,  1762;  m.  Asa  Rob- 
ertson of  Pembroke  Nov.  i,  1786. 

95 — IV.  Frederick*,  b.  Nov.  10, 1763;  d.  Aug. 
10,1773,  aged  nine  years. 

96 — V.  Dorcas*,  b.  Sept.  13, 1765;  m.  her  cous- 
in. Dr.  John  Ladd  Bodwell  (75),  June 

17,  1795. 
97 — VI.    Jesse*,  b.  May  27,  1768. 
98 — VII.  Frederick*,  b.  Aug.  21,  1773. 
99 — VIII. Betsey*,  b.  March  i,  1777. 


Henry  Bodwell4,  born  in  Methuen 
Jan.  8,  1762.  He  was  a  soldier  of  the 
Revolution ;  and  finally  settled  in  Methu- 
en.     He   married    Sally   before 


Children,  born  in  Methuen:  — 
100 — I.     Eliza%  b.  April  3,  1794. 
loi — II.    Molly  Robertson^,  b.  Nov.  30,  1795* 
102 — III.  Oliver  b.  Jan.  31,  1798. 


Isaac  Bodwell4,  born  in  Methuen  Oct. 
16,  1765.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and  lived 
in  Methuen.  He  married  Betsey  Messer 
March  26,  1788;  and  they  were  living  in 
Methuen  in  1804. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
103 — I.      Persis",  b.  March  16,  1789. 
104 — II.     William  Messer^,  b.  July  19,  1792. 
105 — III.    Susannah  Messer%  b.  June  4,  1794; 

d.  June  10,  1794. 
106 — IV.    IsAAC%  b.  March  15,  1795;  d.  Jan.  12, 

107 — V.     Isaac  Robertson^,  b.  Dec.  21,  1796. 
108 — VI.    Elizabkth",  b.  Jan.  24,  1798. 
109 — VII.  Benjamin  Frajiklin^  b.  Jan.  13,1801. 
no — VIII.  Samuel    Phillips",   b.    March     13, 

Ill — IX.    Ruth*,  b.  Dec.  30,  1804. 


Joseph  Bodwell4,  born  in  Methuen 
Nov.  2,  1 771.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  on  the  paternal  farm  in  Methuen. 
He  married  Mary  How  Dec.  17,  1795; 
and  they  were  living  in  Methuen  in  1800. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
112 — I.     Marys,  b^  Sept.  13,  1796. 
113 — II.     Nathan*,  b.  Sept.  23,  1798. 
114 — III.   Joseph  Robinson",  b.  Oct.  8,  1800;  d. 

Nov.  7,  1815,  aged  fifteen. 
115 — IV.    Nancy*,  b.ini8i6;  d.  Aug.  29,  181 7, 
aged  eighteen  months. 





Capt.  Eliphalet  Bodwell4,  born  in 
Methuen  July  8,  1738.  He  was  a  hus- 
bandman, and  lived  in  Methuen.  He 
was  a  captain  in  the  army  of  the  Revolu- 
tion. He  married  Hannah  Barker  July 
24,  1758;  and  they  were  living  in  Methu- 
en in  1778. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
116 — I.        Abigail*,  b.  March  17,  1759. 
117 — "•      Elizabeth*,  b.  Jan.  20,  1761. 
118— III.     Hannah*;  b.  May  26,  1762. 

James*,  b.  May  i,  1764. 

Eliphalet*,  b.  July  21,  1766. 

Benjamin*,  b.  April  12,  1768. 

Mehitable5,  b.  June  3,  1769. 

Andrew*,  b.  July  12,  1771. 

Judith*,  b.  April  12,  1773. 

Joab*,  b.  May  26,  1778. 

119— IV. 
120— V. 
121 — VI. 
122 — VII. 
123 — VIII. 
124 — IX. 
125— X. 


William  Bodwell^,  born  in  Methuen 
Oct.  2,  1747.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  Methuen.  He  married  Sarah 
Annis  Dec.  24,  1772;  and  lived  in  Methu- 
en in  1790. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  :  — 
126— I.        William*,  b.  Oct.  15,1773.  See  below 


127 — II.  Joseph*,  b.  Oct.  25,  1775. 

128 — III.  Abraham*,  b.  May  5,  1777. 

129 — IV.  Enoch*,  b.  Sept.  4,  1779. 

130— V.  Sarah*,  b.  Oct.  21,  1781. 

131— VI.  Ruth*  (twin),  b.  Sept.    8,  1784. 

132— VII.  Isaac*  (twin),  b.  Sept.  8,  1784. 

Daniel  Bodwell4,  born  in  Methuen 
Oct.  14,  1748.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  Methuen.  He  married  Alice 
Messer  Jan.  2,  1772  ;  and  she  was  his  wife 
in  1795.  He  died,  insolvent,  before 
Sept.  9,  1808,  when  administration  was 
granted  upon  his  estate. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
133— I.        Elizabeth*,  b.  Jan.  3,  1773;  d.  in 

1773,  in  her  ninth  month. 
134 — n.       Elizabeth*,  b.  Sept.  7,  1774. 
13s — III.     William  Messer*,  b.  Sept.  7,  1777. 
136 — IV.      Daniel*,  b.  June  20,  1780. 
137— V.       Alice*,  b.  Jan.  4,  1782. 
138 — VI.      Lydia%  b.  Oct.  17,  1784. 
139 — vii.    Frederick*,  b.  April  8,  1787. 
140 — VIII.   John*,  b.  June  24,  1792. 
141 — IX.      Persis*,  b.  Jan.  24,  1795. 

Parker  Bodwell4,  born  in  Methuen 
Oct.  29,  1750.  He  was  a  yeoman,  and 
lived  in  Methuen.  He  marched  to  the 
battle  of  Lexington  April  19,  1775,  and 
was  in  the  army  of  Washington  at  Cam- 
bridge that  summer.  He  married  Hannah 
Abbot  of  Dracut  (published  Feb.  27, 
1776);  and  died  Aug.  7,  1795.  She  sur- 
vived him,  and  married,  secondly,  David 
Jones  of  Methuen. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen: — 

142— I.        Parker  Ladd*,  b.  March  23,  1776. 
See  below  {142). 
Heman*   b.  Oct.  3,  1777;  living  in 

1 801. 
Sarah*,  b.  Jan.  20,  1780;  m.  Reuben 

Boles,  jr.,  before  1801. 
Susanna*,    b.    March  13,  1782;  m. 
Morse  before  1801. 

143— II. 
144 — III. 
145— IV. 
146— V. 
147— VI. 
148 — VII. 

Fanny*,  b.  Feb.  25,  1784;  unmarried 

in  1 801. 
Hannah*,  b.  Aug.  28,  1786;  living 

in  1 801. 
Charles*,  b.  Aug.  25,  1788:  living 
in  1801. 
149— VIII.   Samuel*    (twin),  b.  April  25,  1791; 

living  in  1801. 
150 — IX.      Nabby*    (twin),  b.  April  25,  1791; 
d.  Dec.  4,  1796. 


Alpheus  Bodwell4,  born  in  Methuen 
Feb.  22,  1759.  He  was  a  husbandman, 
and  lived  in  Methuen  as  late   as  1800. 

He   married  Hannah (published 

May  I,  1786). 

Children : — 
151 — I.        Alpheus*,  d.  July  28,  1794. 
152 — II.      Frederick*,  d.  July  29,  1797. 
153 — III.     Moses*,  d.  March  28,  1797. 


Dr.  John  Ladd  Bodwell*,  born  in  Me- 
thuen Sept.  26,  1763.  He  was  a  physi- 
cian, and  lived  in  Methuen.  He  married 
his  cousin,  Dorcas  Bod  well  (96),  June  17, 
1795  ;  and  she  died  July  26,  18 10,  aged 
forty-four.     He  survived  her. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
154 — I.        Sophia\  b.  April  9,  1 796. 



155 — II.       John    Adams*,    b.   May   11,   1797; 

physician;  d.  Jan.   19,  1826,  aged 

156— III.      Ruth  Caroline*,  b.  June  25,  1799. 
157 — IV.      ALMlRA*;b.  Dec,  12,  1801. 
158 — V.       Abigail*,  b.  Oct.  9,  1803. 
159 — VI.      Caroline*,  b.  Feb.  24,  1805. 
160— VII.     Edwin  A.,*  b.  April  6,  1809. 


John  Bodwell4,  born  in  Methuen  Jan. 
16,  1752.  He  lived  in  Methuen;  and 
married  Miriam  (also,  Meribah)  White 
Oct.  2,  1775. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
161— I.       JoHN^  b.  Oct.  14,  1776. 
162 — II.       Miriam*,  b.  June  4,  1778. 

Nathaniel  Bodwell4,  born  in  Methuen 
Jan.  31,  1755.  He  was  a  yeoman  and 
bloomer  or  iron-monger,  and  lived  in  Me- 
thuen.      He    married    Mary  in 

1773  j  and  was  living  in  1796. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
163 — I.        Zadock*,  b.  Dec.  27,  1773;  lived  in 

Bradford,  cordwainer,  in  1799;   m. 

Olive  Barker   Aug.  21,   1800;  and 

settled    in  Methuen,  where  he   d. 

June   27,   1839;  she  survived  him. 

They  had  seven  children. 
164 — II.       Nathaniel*,  b.  Jan.  9,  1776;  d.  June 

24,  1796. 
165 — III.      Bailey*,  b.  Dec.  9,  1777. 
166 — IV.      Mary*,  b.  May  17,  1779. 


William  BodwellS,  born  in  Methuen 
Oct.  15,  1773.  He  lived  in  Methuen; 
and  married  Ruth  Whittier  March  26, 
1797.  He  died  July  23,  1830,  aged  fifty- 
six.  She  survived  him,  and  died,  his  wid- 
ow, Aug.  27,  1842,  aged  sixty- three. 

*The   following   epitaph  is  engraved  upon  his 
gravestone  at  Methuen: — 

Stranger  or  friend^  here  stay  thy  lonely  heady 

And  here  your  holiest  tears  sincerely  shed 

For  hinty  ''neath  this  silent  mound  doth  sleep 

*  Tis  vtanly^  yes,  ''tis  generous  to  weep. 

His  spirit  pure^  white  yet  it  dwelt  below ^ 

Did  oft  feel  too  keenly  others  woe 

His  life,  tho'  short,  still  Uwas  a  stormy  way, 

And  darkening  clouds  hung  o'er  his  brightest  day — 

But  in  his  heart  mild  virtue  held  her  throne^ 

Above  the  storm  her  rays  serenely  shone^ 

Illumed  his  pathivay  to  the  tombe 

Where  weeping  friendship  mourns  his  early  doom. 

Children,  born  in  Methuen: — 
167 — I.        ELIZABETH^  b.  Jan.  24,  1798. 
168 — II.      Joseph  Abbott^  b.  Sept.  27,  1799. 
169 — III.     RuTH^,  b.  Feb.  10,  1803. 
170 — IV.     William  Caleb  Strong",   b.  April 
II,  1805. 


Parker  Ladd  BodwellS,  born  in  Me- 
thuen March  23,  1776.  He  lived  in  Me- 
thuen; and  married  Elizabeth  Merrill 
June  24,1797  (1799?)- 

Child,  born  in  Methuen  : — 
171— I.       JoHN^  b.  Nov.  23,  1798  (9?). 



Tryphena  Bigsby  published  to  Thomas 
Vickery  Sept.  15,  1722. 

Tryphena  Bigsby  died,  unmarried,  Oct. 
7,  1722. 

Sarah  Bigsby  published  to  Daniel  Choat, 
jr.,  March  30, 1754. 

— Ipswich  town  records. 

Widow  Mary  Byxby  of  Topsfield  was  ap- 
pointed administratrix  of  the  estate  of  her 
husband  Joshua  Byxby  of  Topsfield,  de- 
eased,  Oct.  7,  1754.  Surety  on  her  bond  : 
George  Bixby  of  Topsfield,  gentlemen. — 
Probate  records. 

Tryphena  Bixby,  daughter  of  Abigail 
Bixby,  baptized  in  First  church,  Boxford, 
Feb.  28,  1702-3. 

Elizabeth  Bixby  married  Elias  Johnson 
of  Haverhill  June  17,  1760. 

Abigail  Bixby  admitted  to  First  church 
April  25,  1703. 

Widow  Bixby  admitted  to  First  church 
from  Topsfield  church  Feb.  28,   1702-3. 

— Boxford  records. 

Widow  Mary  Lake  married  William  Ba- 
ker of  Salisbury  Sept.  i,  1757. 

Joshua  Bixby  married  Mary  Davis  April 

2,  1713- 

Benjamin,  son  of  widow  Esther  Bixby, 
born  Dec.  10,  1747. 

Joshua  Bixby,  "an  aged  man,''  died 
June  9,  1754. 

Hannah  Bixby  married  Richard  Towne, 
both  of  Topsfield,  Feb.  28,  1736-7. 

Abigail  Bixby,  "an  aged  woman",  died 
Nov.  7,  1758. 

— Topsfield  records. 



Joseph  Bigsby  lived  in  Marblehead,  mar- 
ried Sarah  Roades  May  12,  1748  :  admin- 
istration was  granted  on  his  estate,  to  his 
widow  Sarah  Bixby,  Nov.  24,  1763.  Chil- 
dren, baptized  in  Marblehead :  i .  Mary, 
baptized  Sept.  15,  1751  ;  married  Richard 
Necks  Sept.  17,  1772 ;  2.  Ruth,  baptized 
June  I,  1755  j  married  Samuel  Legrow 
May  16,  1773  j  3.  Lydia,  baptized  July  2, 
1758 ;  4.  Abigail,  baptized  Sept.  28, 1760. 
— Records, 


John  Bond%  husbandman,  lived  in 
Newbury  (probably  on  the  Rowley  line, 
as  he  is  called  of  Rowley  in  1661  and 
1663)  as  early  as  1649;  ^.nd  removed  to 
Haverhill  about  1663,  though  he  is  called 
of  Newbury  as  late  as  1665,  and  of  Hav- 
erhill as  early  as  1660.*  He  married  Hes- 
ter Blakeley  Aug.  15,  1649,  she  being 
aged  thirty-three  in  1663.  He  died 
Dec.  3,  1674.  She  survived  him,  and 
married,  secondly,  John  Williams  of  Hav- 
erhill May  5,  1675. 

Children,  born  in  Newbury  : — 
2 — I.      JOHN^,  b.  June  10,  1650;  probably  d.  in 

or  before  1674. 
3 — II.     Thomas^,  b.  March  29,  1652;   d.   May 

23,  1652. 
4 — III.   Joseph^,  b.  April  14,  1653.     See  below 

5 — IV.   Hestkr2,  b.  Sept.  25,  1655;  m.  Aquilla 

Chase  before  1674. 
6 — V.     Mary^,  b.  Dec.  16,  1657;  livingin  1674. 
7 — VI.    Abigail^,  b.  Dec.  3,  1660;  m.  Ezra  Rolf 

March  2,  1675-6. 


Joseph  Bond*,  born  in  Newbury  April 
14,  1653.  He  was  a  husbandman,  and 
lived  in  Haverhill.  He  served  in  King 
Philip's  war  in  1676,  under  Lt.  Benjamin 
Swett.  He  married  Miss  Sarah  Williams 
Nov.  26,  1679,  in  Haverhill;  and  she  was 
his  wife  in  1702.  He  died  Feb.  26, 1724- 
5,  at  the  age  of  seventy-one. 

Children,  born  in  Haverhill : — 

*He  was  of  Plum  island  Dec.  16,  1662,  when 
he  sold  his  "now  dwelling  house''  and  land  to 
Richard  Dole  of  Newbury. —  Court  files,  volume 
XXX  VI.,  leaf  48. 

8—1.  Abigails,  b.  Feb.  22,  1680;  m.  first, 
Edward  Ord way  June  14,1804;  and 
second,  Robert  Emerson  March  24, 
171 5  ;  and  she  was  Mrs.  Emerson  in 
9— II.  Esther",  b.  April  22,  1683;  d.  June  19, 

10 — III.  Rebecca*,  m.  Benjamin  Hardy  in  1709  ; 
and  was  living  in  1724. 

IT— IV.    John*,  b.  Oct.  12,  1688.  See  below  (//). 

12 — V.  Sarah^,  b.  June  15,  1691 ;  d.  May  10, 

13 — VI.    Joseph^,  b.  April  6,  1694.     See  below 

14 — VII.  Hannah',  b.  Nov.  9,  1696;  m.  John 
Atwood  Oct.  28,  1 71 5;  and  was  living 
in  1724. 

IS — VIII.  Lydia*,  m.  Nathaniel  Duston  June  8, 

16— IX.  Sarah*,  b.  Jan.  l6,  1699-1700;  m.  John 
Bishop  before  1724;  and  he  was  a 
physician  in  Medford  in  1 726. 

17— X.  Mercy*,  b.  June  3,  1702;  m.  Israel 
Webster  Jan.  15,  1729-30. 


John  Bond3,  born  in  Haverhill  Oct. 
12,  1688.  He  was  a  yoeman,  and  lived 
in  Haverhill.  He  married  Martha  Hall 
in  1715  ;  and  was  drowned  May  i,  1721, 
at  the  age  of  thirty-two.  His  wife  sur- 
vived him  ;  and  married,  secondly,  Sam- 
uel Graves  before  1725. 

Children,  born  in  Haverhill : — 

18 — I.      Sarah^  b.  Oct.  21,    1 716;   m.   Joseph 

Kimball,   jr.,  of  Bradford  Nov.    13, 

1740;  and  was  his  wife  in  1752. 

19— II.     John*,   b.   Jan.    14,    1 718-9;   lived  in 

Hampstead,   N.     H.,   physician,     in 

20— III.   Jonathan*,  b.  Nov.  14,    1721,  posthu- 

Joseph  Bond3,  born  in  Haverhill  April 
6,  1694.  He  was  a  yoeman,  and  lived  in 
Haverhill.  He  married  Elizabeth  Simons 
Feb.  6,  1 7 20-1;  and  died  before  June 
30,  1746,  when  administration  was  grant- 
ed upon  his  estate.*     She  survived  him'. 

Children : — 
21 — I.     Sarah*,  m.  David  Hale  of  Bradford,  yeo- 
man. May  29,  1740;  and  she  was  his 
widow  in  1771. 
22 — II.     Mary*,  m.  Thomas  Little  of  Atkinson, 
N.  H.;  and  was  his  widow  in  1771. 

*A  claim  was  due  to  the  estate  from  the  estate 
of  Jonathan  Bond  of  Kingston,  deceased,  in  1746. 
— Probate  records. 




Continued  from  volume  VJIIy  page  183. 

John  Bickford  of  Salem ;  priv.,  Capt. 
Joseph  Killer's  co.,  Col.  Jonathan  Tit- 
comb's  reg. ;  arrived  in  camp  May  6, 
1777  ;  dis.  July  6,  1777  ;  service,  2  mos., 
6  days,  at  Rhode  Island ;  roll  dated  Camp 
at  Providence. 

John  Bickford,  jr.,  of  Salem;  priv., 
Capt.  Benjamin  Ward,  jr.'s  co. ;  enl.  Jan. 
22,  1776 ;  dis.  Nov.  18,  1776  ;  service,  9 
mos.,  28  days,  at  Salem. 

Samuel  Bickford  of  Salem;  prize 
master,  schooner  "  Fly,"  com.  by  Capt. 
Silas  Smith ;  descriptive  list  of  officers  and 
crew,  dated  Nov.  8,  1780  ;  age,  2 7 years; 
stature,  5  ft.,  8  in. ;  complexion,  dark ; 
residence,  Salem. 

Benjamin  Biggs  of  Manchester ;  priv., 
Capt.  Kimball's  co..  Col.  Mansfield's  reg.; 
muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775;  enl. 
May  18,  1775;  service,  2  mos.,  19  days. 

Benjamin  Bigs  of  Manchester ;  Capt. 
Benjamin  Kimball's  co.,  Col.  Mansfield's 
reg. ;  receipt  for  advance  pay  dated  Cam- 
bridge, July  I,  1775  ;  also,  co.  return 
dated  Winter  Hill,  Oct.  6,  1775;  also, 
Capt.  KiiTiball's  co..  Col.  Israel  Hutchin- 
son's (igih)  reg.;  order  for  bounty  coat, 
dated  Winter  Hill,  Dec.  30,  1775. 

Dudley  Bigsbe  of  Topsfield ;  priv., 
Capt.  Joseph  Gould's  co..  Col.  John  Ba- 
ker's reg.,  which  marched  on  the  alarm  of 
April  19,  1775;  service,  5  days. 

David  Bigsby  of  Salem  ;  ordinary  sea- 
man, ship  "Franklin,"  com.  by  Capt. 
John  Turner ;  descriptive  list  of  officers 
and  crew,  dated  Dec.  2,  1780;  age,  21 
years ;  complexion,  light;  residence,  Sa- 
lem ;  cruise  began  Aug.  8,  1780. 

Dudley  Bigsby  of  Topsfield ;  priv., 
Capt.  John  Baker's  co..  Col.  Little's  reg.; 
muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775  ;  enl.  May 
17  (also  given  May  2),  1775  ;  service,  2 
mos.,  19  days;  also,  co.  return  [probably 
Oct.,  1775];  age,  20  years. 

John  Biles  of  Beverly;  priv.,  Capt. 
Jeremiah  Putnam's  co.,  Col.  Nathaniel 
Wade's  reg.;  enL  Aug.  12,  1778;  service, 

5  mos.,  24  days,  at  Rhode  Island;  enlist- 
ment to  expire  Jan.  i,  1779  ;  also,  muster 
roll  for  Jan.-Sept.,  1778,  dated  East 
Greenwich  ;  also,  muster  roll  for  Jan.-Nov., 
1778,  dated  North  Kingston. 

Nathaniel  Biles  of  Gloucester  ;  Capt. 
Gideon  Parker's  co..  Col.  Moses  Little's 
reg. ;  receipt  for  advance  pay  dated  Cam- 
bridge, July  2,  1775;  also,  Corp.;  mus- 
ter roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775  ;  enl.  June  6, 
1775  ;  service,  2  mos.;  also,  co.  return 
dated  Oct.  8,  1775  ;  age,  32  years  ;  alsoy 
Capt.  Parker's  co..  Col.  Little's  reg. ;  enL 
Jan.  I,  1776. 

James  Birch  of  Danvers  (also,  given 
Topsfiell);  Lt.  Billy  Porter's  co.,  Col. 
Mansfield's  reg. ;  order  for  advance  pay 
dated  Cambridge,  June  22,  1775;  ^^-^^j 
priv.,  Capt.  Ebenezer  Francis'  co..  Col. 
Mansfield's  reg. ;  muster  roll  dated  Aug. 
I,  1775;  enl.  May  4,  1775;  service,  3 
mos.,  5  days  ;  also,  Capt.  Francis'  co. , 
Col.  Israel  Hutchinson's  reg. ;  order  for 
bounty  coat,  dated  Camp  at  Winter  Hill, 
Oct.  26,  1775;  also,  It.-col.'s  CO.,  Col. 
Calvin  Smith's  (late  Wigglesworth's) 
reg.;  Continental  Army  pay  accounts  for 
service  from  Feb.  ti,  1777,  to  Dec.  31, 
1779;  residence,  Danvers;  credited  to 
town  of  Danvers;  also,  Capt.  Daniel 
Pilsbury's  co.,  Col.  Edward  Wiggles- 
worth's  (4th)  reg. ;  muster  roll  for  May, 
1778,  dated  Valley  Forge  ;  enlistment,  3 
years;  also,  muster  roll,  for  June,  1778, 
dated  **  Greenage ;"  alsOy  pay  abstract  for 
Oct.,  1778,  sworn  to  at  Providence  ;  also, 
Lt.-col.  Dudley  Coleman's  co.,  Col.  Wig- 
glesworth's reg.,  com.  by  Maj.  Porter; 
muster  roll  for  March  and  April,  1779, 
dated  Providence;  enl.  Feb.  8,  1777. 

Thomas  Birdway  of  Marblehead;  Capt. 
William  Bacon's  co..  Col.  John  Glover's 
reg.;  receipt  for  advance  pay  dated  Cam- 
bridge, June  27,  1775  ;  also,  priv.;  muster 
roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775;  enl.  June  12, 
1775  ;  service,  i  mo.,  22  days. 

Benjamin  Bishop  of  Rowley ;  priv.,  Capt. 
Robert  Dodge's  co..  Col.  Ebenezer  Fran- 
cis' reg.;  pay  roll  for  two  days'  service 
sworn  to  Nov.  29,  1776;  marched  to 
camp  and  back  again. 



Benjamin  Bishop  of  Newburyport ;  priv., 
Capt.  Joshua  French's  co.,  Lt.-col.  Enoch 
Putnam's  reg. ;  enl.  Aug.  15,  1781;  dis. 
Nov.  31,  1 781  ;  service,  3  mos.,  28  days; 
enlistment,  3  mos. ;  regiment  raised  in 
Essex  and  Plymouth  counties  to  rein- 
force Continental  Army. 

Ebenezer  Bishop  of  Salem;  boatswain, 
brigantine  "  Dolphin,"  com.  by  Capt. 
David  Ingersoll ;  descriptive  list  of  officers 
and  crew  dated  May  25,  1780;  age,  28 
years ;  stature,  5  ft.,  5  in. ;  complexion, 
dark ;  residence,  Salem. 

Edward  Bishop  of  Rowley  ;  priv.,  Capt. 
Thomas  Mighill's  (ist)  co..  Col.  Gerrish's 
reg.;  muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775  ;  enl. 
April  23,  1775  ;  service,  3  mos.,  15  days ; 
also,  Capt.  Mighill's  co.,  Co).  Loammi 
Baldwin's  (late  Gerrish's)  38th  reg.;  co. 
return  dated  Sewall's  Point,  Sept.  26, 
1775  ;  also,  serg.,  Capt.  Mighill's  co..  Col. 
Baldwin  (26  th)  reg.;  pay  abstracts  for  Jan. 
and  Feb.,  1776. 

En  OS  Bishop  of  Bradford ;  priv.,  Capt. 
Nathaniel  Gage's  co.,  Col.  James  Frye's 
reg.,  which  marched  on  the  alarm  of  April 
19,  1775  ;  service,  7  days ;  also,  return  of 
men  in  camp  at  Cambridge,  May  17, 
1775  )  ^^^0,  an  account  of  loss  of  articles 
at  Charlestown  June  17,  1775;  also,  co. 
return  dated  Cambridge,  Sept.  6,  1775  ; 
also,  Capt.  Nathaniel  Gage's  co.,  Maj. 
Gage's  reg.;  enl.  Sept.  30,  1777;  dis. 
Nov.  6,  1777;  service,  i  mo.,  9  days, 
with  Northern  army. 

James  P.  Bishop  of  Salem;  pay  roll 
for  6  mos.  men  raised  by  the  town  of  Sa- 
lem for  service  in  the  Continental  Army 
during  1780;  marched  Aug.  12,  1780; 
dis.  Dec.  17,  1780;  service,  4  mos.,  18 

John  Bishop  of  Marblehead  ;  priv., 
Capt.  Thomas  Grant's  co.,  Col.  John  Glov- 
er's reg. ;  muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775  ; 
enl.  May  17,  1775;  service,  2  mos.,  20 
days;    also,    co.    return    [probably  Oct., 


John  Bishop  of  Gloucester  (also  given 
Cape  Ann  and  Cambridge);  priv.,  Capt. 
Joseph  Roby's  co.,  Col.  Moses  Little's 
reg.;  muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775  ;  enl. 

June  2,  1775;  service,  2  mos.,  4  days; 
also,  CO.  return  probably  Oct.,  1775]; 
age,  36  years  ;  also,  order  for  bounty  coat 
or  its  equivalent  in  money  dated  Dec.  11, 
1775  ;  also,  Capt.  John  Spurr's  co..  Col. 
Thomas  Nixon's  5th  (also  given  6ih)  reg. ; 
Continental  Army  pay  accounts  for  service 
from  Jan  i,  1777,  to  Dec.  31,  1779;  ^^>f^» 
muster  roll  of  men  in  service  on  or  before 
Aug.  15,  1777,  dated  Camp  near  Peeks- 
kill,  Feb.  16,  1779;  ^^^^>  muster  roll  for 
May,  1779,  dated  Highlands;  also,  de- 
scriptive list  of  men  enl.  prior  to  Sept.  30, 
1779;  residence,  Cambridge;  age,  48 
years ;  stature,  5  ft.,  7  in. ;  complexion, 
dark  ;  joined  Col.  Nixon's  reg. ;  enlistment, 
during  war ;  also,  Capt.  Spurr's  co..  Col. 
Nixon's  reg. ;  Continental  Army  pay  ac- 
counts for  service  from  Jan.  i,  1780,  to 
April  I,  1780;  reported,  deserted  April 
I,  1780;  also,  list  of  deserters  dated 
Camp  Ten  Eyck,  Aug.  27,  1780;  Capt. 
Spurr's  CO.,  Col.  Nixon's  reg.;  age,  43 
yrs ;  stature,  5  ft.,  8  in. ;  complexion, 
dark ;  hair,  gray ;  eyes,  dark  ;  birthplace. 
Cape  Ann ;  residence,  Cambridge. 

Samuel  Bishop  of  Salem,  return  of  men 
enlisted  into  Continental  Army  from  ist 
Essex  CO.  reg.  [year  not  given]  ;  residence, 
Salem  ;  enl.  for  Salem  ;  joined  Capt.  Sum- 
ner's co.,  Col.  Greaton's  reg. ;  enlistment, 
3  years  or  during  war ;  reported  mustered 
by  Nathaniel  Barber,  muster  master;  also, 
priv.,  Capt.  Job  Sumner's  co.,  Col.  John 
Greaton's  (2d)  reg.  ;  Continental  Army 
pay  accounts  for  service  from  Jan.  14, 
1777,  to  Dec.  31,  1779  ;^^«f^>  Capt.  Sam- 
uel Flower's  co.,  Col.  Greaton's  reg.; 
muster  rolls  for  July  and  August,  1779, 
dated  Camp  Highlands ;  also,  muster  roll 
for  Sept.,  1779,  dated  Camp  Bedford  ;  also, 
muster  roll  for  Oct.,  1779,  dated  Camp 
near  Peekskill ;  reported  sick  in  camp ; 
also,  Capt.  Joseph  Crocker's  co.,  Col. 
Greaton's  reg. ;  Continental  Army  pay  ac- 
counts for  service  from  Jan.  i,  1780,  to 
Dec.  31,  1780;  also,  Capt.  Flower's  co., 
Col.  Greaton's  reg. ;  muster  roll  for  Nov. 
and  Dec,  1779,  dated  Continental  Village; 
reported  on  furlough  for  50  days  from 
Dec.  18,  1779; ^/f^,  (late)  Capt.  Flower's 



CO.,  Col.  Greaton's  (3d)  reg. ;  muster  roll 
for  Jan.-June,  1780;  reported  deserted 
March  i,  1780. 

Samuel  Bishop  of  Gloucester ;  list  of 
men  enlisted  into  Continental  Army  from 
Essex  CO.  [year  not  given];  residence, 
Gloucester  ;  enlisted  for  Gloucester. 

David  Bixby  of  Boxford  (also  given 
Middleton);  Capt.  Asa  Prince's  co..  Col. 
Mansfield's  reg. ;  order  for  advance  pay 
dated  Cambridge,  June  8,  1775;  also^ 
priv. ;  muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775; 
enl.  May  4, 1775  ;  service,  3  mos.,  4  days ; 
alsOf  CO.  return  dated  Oct.  6,  1775  ;  also, 
Capt.  Prince's  co.,  Col.  Israel  Hutchin- 
son's (19th)  reg.;  order  for  bounty  coat, 
dated  Dec.  21,  1775;  alsoy  corp.,  Capt. 
Samuel  Flint's  co..  Col.  Samuel  Johnson's 
reg. ;  enl.  Aug.  25,  1777;  dis.  Nov.  30, 
iTTj ;  service,  3  mos.,  19  days,  at  the 
Northward ;  a/so,  pay  roll  for  mileage  from 
Scarsdale,  N.  Y.,  home,  allowed  in  coun- 
cil July  27,  1778. 

DtTDLEY  BixBYof  Topsfield ;  priv.,  Capt. 
John  Baker's  co.,  Capt.  Moses  Little's 
reg.;  order  for  bounty  coat  dated  Dec. 

II,  1775. 

David    Bixley    of   Middleton;   priv., 

Capt.  Silas  Adams'  co.,  Col.  Titcomb's 
reg. ;  pay  roll  for  2  mos.  service  dated 
June  29,  1777. 

Boston  Black  of  Marblehead ;  pay  roll 
for  6  mos.  men  raised  by  Marblehead  for 
service  in  the  Continental  Army  during 
1780;  marched  Aug.  18,  1780;  dis.  Feb. 
23,  1781 ;  service,  6  mos.,  17  days;  a/so, 
descriptive  list  of  enl.  men ;  age,  18  years ; 
stature,  5  ft.,  7  in. ;  complexion,  negro ; 
hair,  wool ;  occupation, laborer ;  residence, 
Marblehead;  enl.  Feb.  24,  1781 ;  joined 
Capt.  Hastings'  co.,  Lt.-col.  John  Brooks* 
(7th)  reg.;  enlistment,  3  years;  a/so,  re- 
ceipt for  bounty  paid  him  by  town  of 
York  for  3  years'  enlistment,  dated  York, 
May  8,1781;  also,  priv.,  Capt.  Joseph 
Bates'  CO.,  Lt.-col.  Brooks'  reg. ;  muster 
roll  for  July,  1781 ;  a/so,  muster  roll  for 
Aug.,  1 78 1,  dated  Camp  at  Peekskill; 
also,  muster  roll  for  Sept.,  1781 ;  reported 
on  extra  duty  with  General  Glover ;  also, 
muster  rolls  for  Oct.,  1781,-Feb.,  1782, 

dated  York  Huts;  reported  servant  to 
Gen.  Glover. 

Cais  Black  of  Marblehead;  pay  roll 
for  6  mos.  men  raised  by  Marblehead  for 
service  in  the  Continental  Army  during 
1780;  marched  June  19,  1780;  dis.  Dec. 
24,  1780;  service,  6  mos.,  17  days. 

James  Black  of  Beverly;  descriptive 
list  of  officers  and  crew  of  the  ship  "  Ju- 
nius Brutus, "  com.  by  Capt.  John  Leach, 
dated  Salem,  June  15,  1780;  age,  28 
years;  stature,  5,  ft.,  7  in.;  complexion, 
light;  residence,  Beverly. 

JoAB  Black  of  Salem ;  Capt.  Addison 
Richardson's  co.,  Col.  John  Mansfield's 
reg. ;  order  for  advance  pay  dated  Cam- 
bridge, June  8,  1775  ;  also,  priv.  ;  muster 
roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775;  enl.  May  16, 
1775  >  service,  2  mos.,  20  days;  also, 
Capt.  Richardson's  co.,  Col.  Israel  Hutch- 
inson's (late  Mansfield's)  19th  reg.;  re- 
ceipt for  wages  for  Sept.,  1775,  dated 
Camp  at  Winter  Hill ;  also,  co.  return 
dated  Oct.  6,  1775  ;  ^^-^^j  order  for  boun- 
ty coat  dated  Winter  Hill,  Oct.  27, 1775  ; 
also,  receipt  for  wages  due  Aug.  i,  1775, 
dated  Cambridge,  March  14,  1776. 

William  Blackler  of  Marblehead; 
Capt.  Francis  Symonds'  co.,  CoL  John 
Glover's  reg.;  receipt  for  advance  pay 
dated  Cambridge,  June  27,  1775;  also, 
drummer;  muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i, 
1775  ;  enl.  May  30,  1775  ;  service,  2  mos., 
7  days ;  also,  co.  return  [probably  Oct., 

William    Blackler    of    Marblehead; 

capt.,  Col.  John  Glover's  (Essex  co.) 
reg. ;  muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775  ;  enl. 
April  24,  1775  ;  service,  3  mos.,  15  days; 
reported  recommended  to  be  commis- 
sioned June  22,  1775;  also,  co.  return 
dated  Cambridge,  Oct.  9,  1775. 

Samuel  Blackley  of  Marblehead  ;  boy, 
sloop  **  Morning  Star,"  com.  by  Capt. 
John  Ravill;  descriptive  list  of  officers 
and  crew  dated  Oct.  17,  1780;  age,  13 
years  ;  stature,  4  ft.,  5  in. ;  complexion, 
dark ;  residence,  Marblehead. 

Jo-H  Blackly  of  Marblehead;  prize 
master,  sloop  **  Morning  Star,  "  com.  by 
Capt.    John   Ravill ;   descriptive   list   of 



officers  and  crew  dated  Oct.  17,  1780; 
age,  3  7  years ;  stature,  5  ft.,  11  in. ;  com- 
plexion, dark ;  residence,  Marblehead. 

John  Blair  of  Marblehead ;  Capt. 
Nicholas  Broughton's  cc,  Col.  John  Glov- 
er's reg. ;  receipt  for  advance  pay  dated 
Cambridge,  June  27,  iTTS)  also j  priv. ; 
muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775  ;  enl.  May 
24,  1775  ;  service,  2  mos.,  13  days ;  also, 
CO.  return  [probably  Oct.,  1775];  also, 
order  for  bounty  coat  dated  Cambridge, 
Dec.  20,  1775. 

Robert  Blair  of  Beverly  ;  descriptive 
list  of  enl.  men ;  Capt.  Tisdale's  co.,  Col. 
John  Greaton's  reg. ;  age,  16  years ;  stat- 
ure, 5  ft.,  4  in. ;  complexion,  dark ;  hair, 
dark;  eyes,  dark  (also  given  red)  ;  occu- 
pation, laborer ;  residence,  Beverly  ;  enl. 
March  22,  1781;  enlistment,  3  years; 
also,  priv.,  Capt.  James  Tisdale's  co.. 
Col.  Greaton's  (3d)  reg.  ;  muster  roll  for 
April,  1 781,  dated  West  Point ;  also,  mus- 
ter rolls  for  Aug.  and  Sept.,  1781,  dated 
Camp  Peekskill ;  also,  muster  roll  for  Oct. 
and  Nov.,  1781,  dated  Camp  Highlands ; 
also,  muster  rolls  for  Jan.  and  Feb.,  1782, 
dated  Hutts,  New  Boston;  also,  muster 
rolls  for  Sept.  and  Oct.,  1782  ;  also,  Capt. 
Tisdale's  (3d)  co.,  Col.  Greaton's  reg.; 
com.  by  Lt.-col.  James  Millin ;  muster 
rolls  for  Jan.  and  Feb.,  1783  ;  also,  Capt. 
Tisdale's  (4th)  co.,  Col.  Michael  Jackson's 
(3d)  reg. ;  muster  roll  for  Aug.  and  Sept., 

Jonathan  Blaisdel  of  Amesbury  ;  priv., 

Capt.    Timothy    Barnard's     co.,     which 

marched  on  the  alarm  of  April  19,  1775, 

from   Amesbury    (East  parish)  ;  service, 

10  days. 

Levi  Blaisdel  of  Amesbury ;  priv., 
Capt.  Barnard's  co.,  Col.  Little's  reg. ;  co. 
return  dated  Oct.  9,  1775  ;  age,  19  years; 
enl.  June  i,  1775. 

Samuel  Blaisdel  of  Amesbury;  priv., 
Capt.  Timothy  Barnard's  co.,  which 
marched  on  the  alarm  of  April  19,  1775, 
from  Amesbury  (East  parish);  service, 
5  days. 

John  Blaisdell  of  Amesbury ;  priv., 
Capt.  Timothy  Barnard's  co.,  which 
marched  on  the  alarm  of  April  19,  1775, 

from  Amesbury  (East  parish);  service,  10 

Levi  Blaisdell  of  Amesbury;  priv., 
Capt.  Timothy  Barnard's  co..  Col.  Moses 
Little's  reg.  :  muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i, 
1775  ;  enl.  June  i,  i775  ;  service, 8  weeks, 
5  days. 

Oliver  Blaisdell  of  Amesbury ;  priv., 
Capt.  Timothy  Barnard's  co.,  which 
marched  on  the  alarm  of  April  19,  1775, 
from  Amesbury  (East  parish)  ;  service,  8 

Samuel  Blaisdell  of  Salisbury ;  list  of 
men  raised  for  the  6  mos.  service  and  re- 
turned by  Brig. -gen.  Paterson  as  having 
passed  muster  in  a  return  dated  Camp 
Totoway,  Oct.  25,  1780. 

Samuel  Blaizdel  of  Amesbury ;  certifi- 
cate dated  Boston,  Feb.  18,  1779,  signed 
by  Lt.-col.  J.  Brooks,  stating  that  said 
Blaizdell  had  been  a  non  commissioned 
officer  in  Col.  Michael  Jackson's  reg.  from 
Jan.  I,  1777. 

Jacob  Blaizdell  of  Salisbury;  priv., 
Capt.  Varnum's  co..  Col.  Michael  Jack- 
son's reg.;  Continental  Army  pay  ac- 
counts for  service  from  April  2,  1777, 
to  Dec.  31,  1779. 

Samuel  Blaizdell  of  Amesbury ;  ens.. 
Col.  Michael  Jackson's  reg ;  list  of  officers 
of  Mass.  Line ;  com.  Nov.  26,  1779  ;  ^^^^t 
Capt.  Keith's  co.,  Col.  Jackson's  reg.; 
Continental  Army  pay  accounts  for  ser- 
vice from  Jan.  28,  1777,  to  Dec.  31, 
1779;  reported  as  serving  8  mos.,  12 
days  as  serg.,  26  mos.,  21  days,  as  serg.- 
maj.;  also,  serg.-maj.,  Capt.  James  Var- 
num's CO. ,  Col.  Jackson's  reg.;  return  dated 

April  9,1779- 

•  Christopher  Blake  of  Haverhill ; 
Corp.,  Capt.  Nicholas  Blasdel's  co..  Col. 
Wigglesworth's  reg.;  pay  abstract  for 
travel  allowance  from  Albany  home,  in 

John  Blake  of  Methuen  ;  priv.,  Capt. 
Noah  Allen's  co..  Col.  Joseph's  Vose's  (ist) 
reg.;  muster  roll  for  May,  1781,  dated 
West  Point;  enl.  March  20,  1781 ;  en- 
listment, 3  years;  also,  muster  roll  for 
June,  1 781  ;  also,  muster  roll  for  July,i  781, 
dated  Camp   near  Dobb's    Ferry;   also, 



muster  rolls  for  Aug.  and  Sept.,  1781, 
dated  Camp  at  Peekskill ;  also^  muster 
rolls  for  Oct.  and  Nov.,  1781,  and 
Jan.,  1782,  dated  York  Hutts;  reported 
transferred  to  Light  Infantry  co.  in  Jan., 
1782;  also^  Capt.  Nathaniel  Cushing's 
(Light  Infantry)  co..  Col.  Vose's  reg. ; 
muster  roll  for  Feb.,  1782. 

Lawrence  Blake  of  Marblehead ;  priv., 
Capt.  William  Courtis'  co..  Col.  John 
Glover's  reg.;  muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i, 
1775;  enl.  June  10,  1775;  service,  i 
mo.,  24  days;  also^  co.  return  [probably 
Oct.,  1775]  ;  alsoy  order  for  bounty  coat 
dated  Beverly,  Jan.  6,  1776. 

Paul  Blake  of  Ipswich ;  Capt.  Robert 
Dodge's  CO.,  Col.  Samuel  Johnson's  reg. ; 
marched  Aug.  15,  1777;  dis.  Dec.  14, 
1777;  service,  4  mos.,  at  Peekskill,  in 
Gen.  Warner's  brigade;  co.  detached 
from  3d  reg.  of  Mass.  militia. 

Samuel  Blake  of  Newbury  ;  pilot,  ship 
"  Essex  "  (privateer),  com.  by  Capt.  John 
Cathcart ;  descriptive  list  of  officers  and 
crew  dated  June  12,  1780;  age  40  years; 
stature,  6  ft.;  residence  Newbury. 

Samuel  Blake  of  Salem  ;  seaman,  ship 
**  Pilgrim,"  com.  by  Capt.  Joseph  Robin- 
son ;  descriptive  list  of  officers  and  crew 
dated  Aug.  2, 1780  ;  age,  23  years;  stature, 

5  ft.,  10  in.;  complexion,  dark ;  residence, 

Simeon  Blake  of  Newbury ;  It.,  Capt. 
Jonathan  Poor's  co.,  Col.  Samuel  Ger- 
rish's  (2d  Essex  co.)  reg.,  which  marched 
on  the  alarm  of  April  19,  1775  ;  service, 

6  days. 

Aaron  Blanchard  of  Andover;  priv., 
Capt.  Joshua  Holt's  co.,  which  marched  on 
the  alarm  of  April  19,  1775,  ^o  Cam- 
bridge ;  service,  i  ^  days. 

Amos  Blanchard  of  Andover  (West  dis- 
trict); return  of  men  raised  agreeable  to 
resolve  of  Dec.  2,  1780;  enl.  March  16, 
1781  ;  residence,  Andover  (West  district) ; 
enlistment,  3  years  or  during  war ;  aho^ 
priv..  Col.  Benjamin  Tupper's  (loth) 
reg.;  enl.  March  16,  1781  ;  roll  made  up 
to  Jan.  I,  1782  ;  service,  9  mos.,  16  days ; 
also^  fifer;  pay  roll  for  service  from  Jan. 
I,  1782,  to  Jan.  I,  1783,  12  months. 

Cuff  Blanchard  of  Andover;  Capt 
Charles  Furbush^s  co..  Col.  Ebenezer 
Bridge's  reg.;  receipt  for  advance  pay 
dated  Cambridge,  June  30,  1775  ;  also, 
priv.;  muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775; 
enl.  May  28,  1775;  service,  2  mos.,  9 
days ;  also^  order  for  bounty  coat  dated 
Cambridge,  Nov.  21,  1775. 

Daniel  Blanchard  of  Andover  ;  priv., 
Capt.  Joshua  Holt's  co.,  which  marched 
on  the  alarm  of  April  19,  1775,  to  Cam- 
bridge ;  service,  i  Y^.  days ;  also^  Capt. 
John  Abbot's  co.,  Maj.  Gage's  reg.;  enl. 
Sept.  30,  1777;  dis.  Nov.  6,  1777;  ser- 
vice, I  mo.,  8  days ;  also,  Lt.  Jeremiah 
Blanchard's  co..  Col.  Thomas  Poor's  reg.; 
enl.  June  4,  1778;  dis.  Jan.  29,  1779; 
service,  8  mos.,  8  days,  at  North  River ; 
enlistment,  8  months  from  time  of  arrival 
at  Peekskill ;  also,  Capt.  David  Whittier's 
CO.,  Col.  Poor's  reg.;  pay  rolls  for  July 
and  Aug.,  1778  ;  also,  pay  roll  for  Sept., 
1778,  dated  Fort  Clinton;  also,  Lt. 
Blanchard's  co.,  Col.  Poor's  reg.;  pay 
rolls  for  Nov.,  1778,-Jan.,  1779,  dated 
King's  Ferry ;  also,  descriptive  list  of  enl. 
men  raised  agreeable  to  resolve  of  June  9, 
1779  ;Capt.  Lovejoy's  co.,  Col.  Johnson's 
reg.;  age,  19  years;  stature,  5  ft.,  9  in.; 
complexion,  light  ;  residence,  Andover  ; 
enlistment,  9  mos.,  received  at  Spring- 
field July  16,  1779,  by  Capt.  Christopher 
Marshall ;  also,  return  dated  Boxford, 
Dec.  8,  1779,  made  by  John  Cushing, 
muster  master  for  Essex  co.;  also,  Capt. 
Abbot's  CO.,  Col.  Nathaniel  Wade's  reg.; 
enl.  July  10,  1780;  dis.  Oct.  10,  1780; 
service,  3  mos.,  11  days,  at  West  Point; 
enhstment,  3  mos.;  also,  return  of  men 
raised  agreeable  to  resolve  of  Dec.  2, 
1780;  residence,  Andover  (West  district); 
enl.  March  9,  1781;  enlistment,  3  years 
or  during  war. 

Isaac  Blanchard  of  Andover  ;  descrip- 
tive list  of  men  raised  agreeable  to  re- 
solve of  June  9,  1779;  Capt.  Lovejoy's 
CO.,  Johnson's  reg.;  age,  16  years ;  stature, 
5  ft.,  4  in.;  complexion,  light ;  residence, 
Andover ;  enlistment,  9  mos.;  received  at 
Springfield  July  16,  1779,  by  Capt. 
Christopher  Marshall ;  also,  return  dated 



Boxford,  Dec.    8,   1779,   made  by  John 
Gushing,  muster  master  for  Essex  co. 

Jeremiah  Blanchard  of  Andover ;  It., 
Capt.  Charles  Furbush's  co.,  Col.  Eben- 
ezer  Bridge's  reg.;  muster  roll  dated  Aug. 
I,  1775;  enl.  April  25,  1775  ;  service,  3 
mos.,  14  days  ;  also^  petition  dated  Cam- 
bridge, Oct.  20,  1775,  signed  by  Col. 
Bridge,  asking  that  said  Blanchard  be 
commissioned  as  It.  in  Capt.  Furbush's 
CO.;  recommended  by  council  to  Gen. 
Washington  for  commission  ;  also,  2d  It., 
Essex  CO.  reg.;  list  of  officers  of  Mass. 
militia;  commissioned  June  to,  1778,  to 
serve  in  Col.  Poor's  reg.  at  Peekskill;  also, 
It.,  acting  as  capt.,  Col  Thomas  Poor's  reg.; 
enl.  May  13,  1778  ;  dis.  Feb.  17,  1779  5 
service,  9  mos.,  17  days,  at  North  river; 
enlistment,  8  mos.,  from  time  of  arrival  at 
Peekskill ;  also,  Capt.  David  Whittier's 
CO.,  Col.  Poor's  reg.;  pay  rolls  for  May- 
Aug.,  1778;  also,  pay  roll  for  Sept.,  1778, 
dated  Fort  Clinton  ;  also,  Lt.  Blan ch- 
ard's CO.,  Col.,  Poor's  reg.;  pay  rolls  for 
Nov.,  1778,-Feb.  17,  1779,  dated  Kings 

Jeremiah  Blanchard  of  Andover 
(also  given  Danvers)  ;  priv.,  Capt.  Joshua 
Holt's  CO.,  which  marched  on  the  alarm 
of  April  19,  1775,  to  Cambridge  ;  service, 
I  Yi  days  ;  also,  Capt.  Charles  Furbush's 
CO.,  Col.  Ebenezer  Bridge's  reg.;  receipt 
for  advance  pay  dated  Cambridge,  June 
3o>  1775  j  ^^^0-)  muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i, 
1775  ;  enl.  June  28,  1775  ;  service,  i  mo., 
6  days  ;  also,  order  for  bounty  coat  dated 
Cambridge,  Nov.  21,  1775  ;  also,  Capt. 
Samuel  King's  co.,  Col.  Josiah  Whitney's 
reg. ;  pay  rolls  for  service  from  June  2 , 
1776,  to  Dec.  I,  1776,  6  mos.,  2  days,  at 
Hull ;  also,  matross,  Capt.  Amos  Lincoln's 
(2d)  CO.,  Col.  Paul  Revere's  (artillery) 
reg. ;  Continental  Army  pay  accounts  for 
service  from  June  i,  1777,  to  Dec.  31, 
1779;  also,  Capt.  Joseph  Balch's  (ist) 
CO.,  Col.  Thomas  Crafts'  (artillery)  reg.  ; 
pay  roll  for  i  mo.,  15  days,  service  made 
up  to  Aug.  1 ,  1777  ;  also,  list  of  men  who 
refused  to  leave  Boston  dated  Boston, 
Sept.  22,  1777  ;  also,  pay  roll  for  service 
from  Aug.  i,   1777,   to  Oct.  i,  1777,  2 

mos. ;  also,  list  of  men  who  received 
bounty  for  8  mos.  service  from  April  30, 
1777,  to  Dec.  30,  1777  ;  also,  list  of  men 
entitled  to  a  bounty  dated  Boston,  Jan. 
12,  1778;  also,  list  of  men  in  Capt.  Lin- 
coln's CO.  entitled  to  3  months  stores 
dated  Castle  Island,  Sept.  17,  1779  ;  alw, 
Capt.  Lincoln's  co..  Col.  Revere's  reg. ; 
pay  roll  for  service  from  Jan.  i,  1780,  to 
May  8,  1780,  4  mos.,  8  days,  dated  Bos- 
ton; also,  sailor,  brigantine  "Rover," 
com.  by  Capt.  Adam  Wellman  ;  descriptive 
list  of  officers  and  crew  dated  June  30, 
1780;  age,  22  years;  stature,  5  ft.,  8  in. ; 
complexion,   light ;    residence,   Danvers. 

John  Blanchard  of  Lynn  ;  Capt.  Ezra 
Newhall's  co..  Col.  Asa  Whitcomb's  reg. ; 
order  for  pay  for  service  for  i  mo.  dated 
Cambridge,  June  10,  1775;  also,  priv.; 
Capt.  Newhall's  co.,  Col.  Mansfield's 
reg. ;  muster  roll  dated  Aug.  i,  1775  ;  enl. 
June  20,  1775  ;  service,  i  mo.,  14  days; 
also,  CO.  return  dated  Oct.  6,  1775  ;  also, 
Capt.  Newhall's  co..  Col.  Israel  Hutchin- 
son's (19th)  reg. ;  order  for  bounty  coat 
dated  Winter  Hill,  Nov.  4,  1775. 

Joseph  Blanchard  of  Salem  ;  descrip- 
tive list  of  officers  and  crew  of  the  ship 
"  Jack  "  (privateer),  com.  by  Capt.  Nathan 
Brown,  dated  July  i,  1780;  age,  21  years; 
stature,  5  ft,  6  in.;  complexion,  light; 
residence,  Salem. 

Joseph  Blanchard  of  Andover;  priv., 
Capt.  Joshua  Holt's  co.,  which  marched 
on  the  alarm  of  April  19,  1775,  to  Cam- 
bridge; service,  i  ^  days. 

Joseph  Blanchard  of  Andover  (West 
parish)  ;  priv. ;  return  of  men  raised 
agreeably  to  resolve  of  Dec.  2,  1780; 
residence,  Andover;  enl.  Feb.  10,  1781 ; 
enlistment,  3  years. 

Josiah  Blanchard,  jr.,  of  Andover; 
Capt.  Joshua  Holt's  co.,  which  marched 
on  the  alarm  of  April  19,  1775,  to  Cam- 
bridge; served  i  5^  days. 

Samuel  Blanchard  of  Andover ;  priv., 
Capt.  Benjamin  Ames'  co.,  Col.  James 
Frye's  reg.,  which  marched  on  the  alarm 
of  April  19,  1775  ;  service,  7  Az^js;  also, 
return  of  men  in  camp  at  Cambridge, 
May  17,   1775;  also,  return  of  men   in 

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battle  at  Charlestown  dated  Cambridge, 
June  19,  1775;  cilsOf  co.  return  dated 
Oct.  17,  1775  ;  alsOf  Capt.  John  Abbot's 
CO.,  Maj.  Gage's  reg. ;  enl.  Sept.  30, 1 7  7  7  ; 
dis.  Nov.  6,  1777  ;  service,  i  mo.,  8  days, 
with    Northern  army. 

Thomas  Blanchard  of  Andover ;  priv., 
Capt.  Joshua  Holt's  co.,  which  marched 
on  the  alarm  of  April  19,  i775>  ^o  Cam- 
bridge ;  service,  i  day ;  reported  a  volun- 
teer member  of  the  co.  who  did  not  bear 

Amos  Blancher  of  Wenham ;  list  of 
men  raised  for  the  6  mos.  service  and 
returned  by  Brig. -gen.  Paterson  as  having 
passed  muster  in  a  return  dated  Camp 
Totoway,  Oct.  25,  1780. 

William  Blanev  of  Marblehead ;  corp., 
Capt.  Nathaniel  Lindsey's  co. ',  pay  roll 
for  service  from  Dec.  10,  1776,  to  March 
18,  1777,  3  mos.,  9  days;  co.  raised  in 
Marblehead  to  reinforce  Continental 

Jacob  Blasdel  of  Salisbury;  priv., 
Capt.  Jonathan  Evans'  co..  Col.  James 
Frye's  reg.;  co.  return  dated  Cambridge, 
Oct.  6,  1775  ;  also  J  return  of  men  enl. 
into  Continental  Army  from  Capt.  Benja- 
min Evans'  co.,  dated  Feb.  13,  1778; 
residence,  Salisbury;  enl.  for  town  of 
Salisbury ;  joined  Capt.  Farnum's  co..  Col. 
Michael  Jackson's  reg. ;  enlistment,  3 

John  Blasdel  of  Amesbury  ;  Capt.  John 
Currier's  co.,  Col.  James  Frye's  reg. ;  re- 
ceipt for  advance  pay  dated  Cambridge, 
July  I,  1775;  also,  priv.,  co.  return 
[probably  Oct.,  1775]  ;  also,  corp.,  Capt. 
Eliphalet  Bodwell's  co..  Col.  Edward 
Wigglesworth's  reg.;  pay  abstract  for 
mileage  from  Albany  home,  dated  Dec, 

Jonathan  Blasdel  of  Amesbury ;  Capt. 
John  Currier's  co..  Col.  James  Frye's  reg. ; 
receipt  for  advance  pay  dated  Cambridge, 
July  I,  1775;  also,  priv.;  co.  return 
[probably  Oct.,  1775]  ;  reported  trans- 
ferred to  armorers ;  also,  order  for  bounty 
coat  dated  Cambridge,  Nov.  16,  1775  ; 
also,  descriptive  list  of  men  enl.  from 
Essex  CO.  in  1779,  to  serve  in  the  Conti- 

nental Army ;  age,  30  years ;  stature,  '5  ft., 
9  in. ;  complexion,  light ;  residence,  Ames- 
bury; delivered  to  Lt.  William  Storey; 
also,  return  dated  Boxford,  Dec.  8,  1779  ; 
made  by  John  Cushing,  muster  master  for 
Essex  CO. 

Levi  Blasdel  of  Amesbury;  priv., 
Capt.  Eliphalet  Bodwell's  co.,  Col.  Edward 
Wigglesworth's  reg.;  pay  abstract  for 
mileage  from  Albany  home,  dated  Dec, 
1776  ;  also,  return  of  men  enl.  into  Conti- 
nental Army  from  Capt.  William  Ballard's 
CO.,  dated  May  29,  1778;  residence, 
Amesbury;  enl.  for  town  of  Amesbury; 
joined  Capt.  Low's  co. ;  enlistment,  i  year. 

Philip  Blasdel  of  Salisbury;  descrip- 
tive list  of  men  raised  to  reinforce  Conti- 
nental Army  for  the  term  of  6  months, 
agreeable  to  resolve  of  June  5,  1780; 
age,  17  years;  stature,  5  ft.,  7  in.;  com- 
plexion, dark;  residence,  Salisbury;  ar- 
rived at  Springfield  Aug.  4,  1780; 
marched  to  camp  Aug.  5,  1780,  under 
com.  of  Capt.  Samuel  Carr ;  also,  pay  roll 
for  6  months  men  raised  by  the  town  of 
Salisbury  for  service  in  the  Continental 
Army  during  1780;  marched  June  29, 
1780  ;  dis.  Dec.  16, 1780;  service,  5  mos., 
20  days. 

Samuel  Blasdel  of  Amesbury;  serg., 
Capt.  Eliphalet  Bodwell's  co.,  Col.  Edward 
Wigglesworth's  reg. ;  pay  abstract  for 
mileage  from  Albany  home  dated  Dec, 
1776;  also,  ens.;  list  of  officers  in  Col. 
Michael  Jackson's  (8th)  reg. ;  dated  West 
Point,  Nov.  8,  1779;  reported  resigned. 

Wells  Blasdel  of  Amesbury;  Capt. 
John  Currier's  co..  Col.  James  Frye's  reg. ; 
receipt  for  advance  pay  dated  Cambridge, 
July  I,  1775;  also,  priv.;  co.  return 
[probably  Oct.,  1775]  ;  reported  deceased 
Sept.  15,  1775. 

Ezra  Blasdell  of  Amesbury ;  priv. , 
Capt.  Caleb  Pilsberry's  co.,  which  marched 
April  19  or  April  20,  1775,  to  Medford 
and  Cambridge  ;  service ,  4  days.  [Name 
crossed  out  on  roll.] 

Ezra  Blasdell  of  Amesbury;  priv., 
Capt.  Mathias  Hoyt's  co.,  of  minute-men, 
which  marched  on  the  alarm  of  April  19, 
1775  ;  service,  4  days. 


1 8s 

Harvey  Blasdell  of  Amesbury ;  priv., 
Capt.  Matthias  Hoyt's  co.  of  minute-men, 
which  marched  on  the  alarm  of  April  19, 
1775  ;  service,  4  days. 

Jacob  Blasdell  of  Amesbury;  list  of 
deserters  dated  Jan.  25,  1781;  Col. 
Michael  Jackson's  8th  (also  given  9th) 
reg. ;  age,  24  years ;  stature,  6  ft.;  com- 
plexion, dark;  hair,  dark;  birthplace, 
Amesbury ;  residence,  Amesbury  ;  deserted 
April,  1780;  enlistment,  during  war. 

Jonathan  Blasdell  of  Amesbury ;  priv., 
Capt.  Matthias  Hoyt's  co.  of  minnte-men, 
which  marched  on  the  alarm  of  April  19, 
1775  ;  service,  4  days. 

Samuel  Blasdell  of  Andover ;  matross, 
Capt.  Samuel  Trevett's  co.,  Col.  Richard 
Gridley's  reg. ;  muster  roll  dated  June  2 1 , 
1775;  enl.  May  28,  1775;  service,  24 

Samuel  Blasdell  of  Amesbury,  Capt. 
William  Hudson  Ballard's  co.,  Col.  James 
Frye's  reg. ;  return  of  men  in  camp  at 
Cambridge,  May  17,  1775;  also^  order 
for  bounty  coat  dated  Feb.  21,  1776. 

Samuel  Blasdell  of  Salisbury ;  descrip- 
tive list  of  men  raised  to  reinforce  Conti- 
nental Army  for  6  mos.,  agreeable  to  re- 
solve of  June  5,  1780;  age,  16  years; 
stature,  5  ft,  5  in.;  complexion,  light; 
residence,  Salisbury ;  arrived  at  Spring- 
field July  5,  1780 ;  marched  to  camp  July 
5,  1 780,  under  com.  of  Capt.  Frothingham 
of  the  artillery. 

Wells  Blasdell  of  Amesbury;  serg., 
Capt.  Matthias  Hoyt's  co.,  of  minute-men, 
which  marched  on  the  alarm  of  April  19, 
1775  ;  service,  9  days;  also,  Capt.  John 
Currier's  co..  Col.  James  Frye's  reg.; 
order  for  bounty  coat  dated  Amesbury, 
March  4,  1776;  reported  deceased  Sept. 

i7»  1775- 

Jacob  Blasdil  of  Amesbury;  priv., 
Capt.  Varnum's  co..  Col.  Michael  Jack- 
son's reg. ;  Continental  Army  pay  accounts 
for  service  from  Jan.  i,  1780,  to  April  i, 
1780  ;  reported  deserted  April  i,  1780. 

Samuel  Blasdle  of  Amesbury ;  return 
of  men  enl.  into  Continental  Army  from 
Capt.  William  Ballard's  co.,  Essex  co. 
reg.,  sworn  to  Feb.  11,  1778;  residence, 

Amesbury;  enl.  for  Amesbury;  joined 
Capt.  Varnum's  co.,  Col.  Jackson's  reg.; 
enlistment,  3  years. 

John  Blatchford,  JR.,  of  Gloucester; 
list  of  men  enl.  into  Continental  Army 
from  Essex  co.  [year  not  given]  ;  enl. 
for  Gloucester. 

Samuel  Blazdel  of  Salisbury ;  pay  rol  1 
for  6  mos.  men  raised  by  Salisbury  for 
service  in  the  Continental  Army  during 
1780  ;  marched  June  28,  1780;  dis.  Jan. 
6,  1781 ;  service,  6  mos.,  21  days. 

Samuel  Blesdil  of  Amesbury  ;  priv., 
Capt.  William  H.  Ballard's  co.,  Col.  James 
Frye's  reg. ;  co.  return  dated  Cambridge, 
Oct.  6,  1775  ;  reported  went  to  Quebec. 

Cuff  Blew  of  Marblehead;  ordinary 
seaman,  ship  *^  Franklin,"  com.  by  Capt. 
John  Turner ;  descriptive  list  of  officers 
and  crew  dated  Dec.  2,  1780;  age,  19 
years  ;  complexion ,  negro  ;  residence , 
Marblehead;  cruise  began  Aug.  8,  1780. 

Verien  Blie  of  Salem  ;  sailmaker,  ship 
"Franklin,"  com.  by  Capt.  John  Turner; 
descriptive  list  of  officers  and  crew  dated 
Dec.  2,  1780 ;  age,  40  years ;  complexion, 
dark;  residence,  Salem;  cruise  begun 
Aug.  8,  1780. 

Cyrus  Blunt  of  Andover ;  priv.,  Capt. 
John  Davis'  co. ,  Col.  James  Frye's  reg. ; 
CO.  return  dated  Cambridge,  Oct.  5,  1775  ; 
enl.  June  16,  1775. 

David  Blunt  of  Andover  ;  corp.,  Capt. 
Benjamin  Ames'  co.,  Col.  James  Frye's 
reg.,  which  marched  on  the  alarm  of 
April  19,  1775;  service,  7  days;  also, 
return  of  men  in  camp  at  Cambridge, 
May  17,  1775  ;  also,  co.  return  dated 
Oct.  6,  1775  ;  ^^-f^j  order  for  bounty  coat 
dated  Cambridge,  Nov.  14,  i775  ;  ^^^^» 
serg.,  Capt.  John  Abbot's  co.,  Maj.  Gage's 
reg.;  enl.  Sept.  30,  1777;  dis.  Nov.  6, 
1777  ;  service,  i  mo.,  8  days. 

George  Blunt  of  Andover ;  return  of 
men  enl.  into  Continental  Army  from 
Capt.  John  Abbot,  jr.'s  (2d)  co.,  Essex 
CO.  reg.,  dated  Feb.  16,  1778 ;  residence, 
Andover;  enl.  for  town  of  Andover; 
joined  Capt.  Benjamin  Farnum'sco.,  Col. 
Ebenezer  Francis'  reg. ;  enlistment,  3 
years ;  also^  priv.,  Capt.  Abbot's  co..  Col. 

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Benjamin  Tupper's  reg. ;  Continental 
Array  pay  accounts  for  service  from  Feb. 
19,  1777,  to  Dec.  31,  1779;  o,lso,  Capt. 
Farnum's  co.,  Col.  Francis'  reg. ;  pay 
abstract  for  49  days  rations  from  date  of 
enlistment,  Feb.  19,  1777,  to  time  of  ar- 
rival at  Bennington ;  also^  Capt.  Farnum's 
CO.,  Col.  Tupper's  reg. ;  muster  return 
dated  Jan.  24,  1778;  reported  unfit  for 
duty  for  want  of  clothes. 

Silas  Blunt  of  Andover;  return  of 
men  enl.  into  Continental  Army  from 
Capt.  John  Abbot,  jr.'s  (2d)co.,  Essex  co. 
reg.,  dated  Feb.  16,  1778  ;  residence,  An- 
dover  ;  enlisted  for  Andover  j  enlistment, 
3  years  or  during  war. 

William  Blunt  of  Andover;  priv., 
Capt.  Joshua  Holt's  co.,  which  marched 
on  the  alarm  of  April  19,  1775,  to  Cam- 
bridge ;  service,  i  j^   days. 

John  Bly  of  Newbury;  priv.,  Capt. 
Gideon  Woodwell's  co.,  which  marched 
on  the  alarm  of  April  19,  1775,  to  Cam- 
bridge; returned  April  23,  1775  ;  service, 
6  days  ;  also^  Capt.  Stephen  Kent's  co. ; 
enl.  July  13,  1775;  dis.  Dec.  9,  i775; 
service,  5  mos.,  7  days ;  stationed  at  New- 
bury in  defence  of  sea  coast ;  also^  order 
for  wages  dated  Gloucester,  Dec.  10, 
1775  ;  also,  order  for  wages  dated  Water- 
town,  Dec.  15,  1775;  CO.  raised  for  the 
defence    of     the    sea    coast     in     Essex 


Varien  Blyth  of  Salem;  drummer, 
Capt.  Nathan  Brown's  co..  Col.  John 
Mansfield's  (19)  reg.;  muster  roll  dated 
Aug.  1, 1775  ;  enl.  May  25,  1775  \  service, 
9  weeks,  5  days ;  also,  co.  return  dated 
Oct.  6,  1775;  alsoy  Capt.  Brown's  co., 
Col.  Israel  Hutchinson's  (19th)  reg. ;  order 
for  bounty  coat  dated  Winter  Hill,  Oct. 

27,  1775- 

William  Blyth  of  Salem ;  fifer,  Capt. 

Abner  Cransou's  co.,  Col.  Asa  Whitcomb's 

reg.;    receipts   for  wages   for   Aug.   and 

Sept.,   1775,   dated  Prospect  Hill;  also, 

CO.  return  dated  Prospect   Hill,  Oct.  6, 

1775  i  ^^^0,  order  for  bounty  coat  dated 

Prospect  Hill,  Nov.  13,  1775. 

Charles  Boals  of  Salem  ;  Capt.  Mica- 

jah   Gleason's   co.,    Col.    Nixon's    (4th) 

reg. ;  receipt  for  advance  pay  dated  Cam- 
bridge, June  10,  1775. 

Daniel  Boardman  of  Ipswich;  Capt. 
Gideon  Parker's  co.,  Col.  Moses  Little's 
reg.;  receipt  for  advance  pay  dated  Cam- 
bridge, July  2,  1775  ;  ^^>f^>  priv. ;  muster 
roll  dated  Aug.  1,  i775  ;  enl.  May  19, 
1775  ;  service,  2  mos.,  18  days;  also,  co. 
return  dated  Oct.  8,  1775  ;  age,  19  years. 

Edward  Boardman  of  Marblehead; 
gunner,  Capt.  Samuel  Trevett's  co. ;  Col. 
Richard  Gridley's  reg.  ;  muster  roll  dated 
June  21,  1775;  enl.  May  8,  1775;  ser- 
vice, I  mo.,  16  days. 

To  he  continued. 


The  following  representatives  to  ihe 
general  court  were  chosen  in  May,  1769  : 
Almsbury,  Isaac  Merrill,  esq.  ;*  Andover, 
Samuel  PhiUips,  esq. ;  Beverly,  Capt. 
Henry  Herrick;  Boxford,  Aaron  Wood» 
esq.;  Bradford,  Benjamin  MuUiken,  esq.: 
Danvers,  Dr.  Samuel  Holten;  Gloces- 
ter,  Thomas  Sanders,  jr.,  esq. ;  Haver- 
hill, Mr.  Samuel  Bacheller  ;*  Ipswich, 
Capt.  Michael  Farley ;  Lynn,  Mr.  Eben- 
ezer  Burrill;  Marblehead,  Joshua  Orne, 
esq.  ;*  and  John  Gallison,  esq.;*  New- 
bury, Joseph  Gerrish,  esq.;  Newbury- 
port,  Capt.  J.  Greenleaf  ;*  Rowley,  Hum- 
phrey Hobson,  esq. ;  Salem,  Capt.  Rich- 
ard Derby,  jr.,*  and  Mr.  John  Pickering, 
jr.  ;*  Salisbury,  Caleb  Gushing,  esq.;*  and 
Topsfield,  Capt.  Samuel  Smith.  Those 
men  whose  names  are  starred  were  not  o£ 
the  house  the  preceding  year. 

"Yefterday  morning  died  fuddenly  in 
this  Town  [Boston],  Mrs.  Katherine 
Gibbs,  in  the  46th  Year  of  her  age,  relict 
of  Henry  Gibbs,  Efq;  of  Salem,  daughter 
of  the  late  Hon.  Secretary  Willard  :  Her 
Funeral  is  to  be  attended  To-Morrow  at  5 
o'clock  P.  M.  from  the  Place  of  her  late 
Abode  in  Coinhill." 

William  Vans  advertised  Barbados  rum 
for  sale. 

The  sloop  Mary  &  Ann,  45  tons  bur- 
den. Plantation  built,  to  be  sold  at  auc- 



tion  at  Major  Reed's  house  in  Marble- 
head,  June  12  th,  at  4  o'clock.  Apply  to 
Capt.  Jacob  Fowle,  or  to  the  master  on 

Russell  Wyer  advertised  for  sale  Indian 
corn,  pork,  hog's  fat,  tar,  turpentine  and 
snake  root. 

Two- thirds  of  a  dwelling-house  and 
about  fourteen  rods  of  land  in  Salem  at 
the  lower  part  of  the  town,  being  the  es- 
tate of  Timothy  Wellman,  deceased, 
advertised  to  be  sold.  Apply  to  Mary 
Wellman,  administratrix,  at  her  dwelling 
house  in  Salem. 

Taken  up  by  Andrew  Todd,  between 
Baker's  island  and  the  Miseries,  a  Moses 
boat  about  thirteen  feet  long. 
— EssexGazette^  May  30 — -June  6,  1769. 

Polly  Bixby  of  Methuen  married  Na- 
thaniel Merrill  of  Danville,  Vt.,  Feb.  26, 
1798. — Methuen  town  records. 

Mary  Bixby  married  Leonard  Sawyer, 
both  of  Danvers.  Oct.  14,  1773. — Dan- 
vers  town  records. 

Daniel  Black,  born  about  1628,  a 
Scotch  prisoner,  came  to  New  England  in 
165 1,  in  i\\Q  John  and  Sarah  of  London, 
John  Greene,  master ;  was  first  employed 
at  the  iron  works  in  Lynn  for  several  years; 
lived  in  Ipswich  in  1659  ;  in  Topsfield, 
1 6  60- 1 6  64  ;  and  the  remainder  of  his  life 
in  Boxford ;  he  was  fined  five  pounds,  in 
1660,  for  "  making  love  "  to  Faith  Bridges 
without  her  parents'  consent;  he  married 
her  before  1664  ;  he  died  Dec.  5, 168(8  or 
9);  children,  born  in  Boxford:  i.  Margrett, 
born  Oct.  21,  1665  :  2.  Daniel,  born  Aug. 
24,  1667  :  lived  in  Boxford  until  1695, 
when  he  removed  to  York ;  weaver ;  mar- 
ried, first,  Mary  Cummings  of  Topsfield 
July  14,  1 69-;  she  died  Dec.  16,  169- ; 
second,  Sarah  Adams  of  York  July  19, 
1695;  3.  Mehitable,  born  March  10, 
1671;  4.  John,  born  July  28,  1672;  5. 
Edmond,  born  Feb.  6,  1674-5. 

James  Black^,  yeoman,  lived  in  Boxford, 
1 707- 1 7  2 1 ;  married,  first,  Abigail  Johnson 
of  Andover;  she  died  Nov.  24,  1720;  he 
married,  second,  Mary  Barker  of  Andover 
Oct.  21,  1721  ;  she  died  Dec.  22,  1721, 
aged  twenty-seven ;  he  died  before  Feb.  19, 

1 72 1-2,  when  administration  was  grant- 
ed on  his  estate,  which  was  valued  at 
^£'283,  19J. ;  children,  bom  in  Boxford:  i. 
Edmond^ J  born  April  25,  1 704  ;  living,  eld- 
est son,  1727.  2.  James^f  born  Oct.  29, 
1705  ;  married  Merebe  Lull  of  Rowley 
(published  Sept.  10,  1727)  ;  and  lived 
in  Boxford  as  late  as  1731.  3.yi?^«*,  bom 
Jan.  23,  1708  ;  living  in  1727.  4.  Josiak^^ 
baptized  July,  ist  Sabbath,  17 10.  5.  Abi- 
gaiP^  born  May  1,1718:  married  Timothy 
Sessions  of  Andover  Feb.  27,  1738-9.  6. 
Daniel^,  born  March  4,  17 15  ;  yeoman; 
married  Sarah  Symonds  April  10,  1740; 
lived  in  Boxford  until  1762,  when  they  re- 
moved to  Holden,  being  dismissed  to  the 
church  there  in  1764  ;  children,  baptized 
in  Boxford,  as  follows  :  i.  Sarah,3  July  24, 
1743;  probably  married  Ephraim  [Na- 
than— court  records~\  Holt  Jan.  7,  1762  ; 
2.  Jane3,  July  24,  1743;  3.  Lydia^,  Sept. 
— ,  1744;  4.  Hannahs,  June  22,  1746; 
5.  DanieP,  April  9,  1749  ;  6.  Daniel^,  Oct. 
14,  1750;  7-  Jacobs,  Dec.  17,  1752,  in 
Linebrook  parish,  Ipswich;  8.  Abigails, 
May   II,    1755;    9.    Samuels,    Sept.    2, 


— Records. 

Widow  Rhoda  Black  published  to  Wil- 
liam Forbles,  negroes,  both  of  Salem,  Dec. 
21,  1799. 

Persis  Black  married  Robert  Follet  29  : 
9:  1655. 

Tho  :  son  of  George  and  Dorithy  Blacke, 
born  9  :  4  mo:  1658 ;  died  June  25, 1658, 

Mary  Black  of  Beverly  married  Rich- 
ard Lee  of  Salem  May  12,  1761. 

James  Black  married  Rhoda  Francis, 
free  negroes,  both  of   Salem,    May  26, 


James  Black  published  to  Flora  Browne, 

negroes,  of  Salem,  Nov.  20,  1779. 

— Salem  town  records. 

Children  of  John  Black  baptized  :  Lydia 
25:  10:  1636;  Lydia,  3:4*  1638;  a 
daughter,  27  :  9  :  1640. — First  church, 
Salem  f  records. 

Sary  Black  published  to  Sepio  Black, 
both  of  Wenham,  servants  to  Jonathan 
Porter,  Oct.  16,  1748. 



Adam  Black,  published  to  Jean  Black, 
servants  to  Richard  and  Josiah  Dodge, 
Nov.  13,  1735. 

—  Wenham  town  records. 

Hannah  Black  married  Benjamin  Pea- 
body  Sept.  23,  1765. — Middleton  town 

Gideon  Black  married  Sally  Foster 
Dec.  28,  1794. 

Peter  Black  (alias  Lee)  published  to 
Sarah  Row  Jan.  20,  1759  ;  "  Banns  for- 
bidden in  less  than  15  days  by  Elizabeth 
Row,  mother  of  said  Sarah's  husband  de- 

Rachel,  daughter  of  Peter  Lee   (alias 
Black)  and  Sarah  Row,  born  Dec.  7, 1760. 
—  Gloucester  town  records. 

John  Black,  sr.,  died  16  :  i  :  1675,  and 
John  Black,  called  "  son  ''  by  Peter  Wolfe, 
appointed  executor  of  the  estate  of  John 
Black. — Court  records. 

John  Black,  house wright,  lived  in  Ha- 
verhill, 1 730-1 741;  married  Susannah 
Davis  before  1730;  he  died  in  1741 ;  his 
estate  was  valued  at  ;£^388,  6j\,  dd.)  she 
married,  secondly,  Samuel  Johnson  April 
28,  1743  ;  children  born  in  Haverhill :  i. 
Nathan,  born  Aug.  19,  1730;  2.  Dan- 
iel, born  Oct.  15,  1732  ;  3.  John,  born 
March  10,  1734-5;  4.  Samuel,  bom 
May  12,  1738;  living  in  1741;  5.  Su- 
sanna, born  May  9,  1741 ;  married  Eben- 
ezer  Page  of  Salem,  N.  H.,  husbandman, 
before  1759. — Records, 

John  Black,  sr.,  of  Salem,  planter,  1668. 

John  Black,  sr.,  of  Beverly,  husband- 
man, 1670. 

Jack  Black  of  Salem,  truckman,  1797. 

John  Black,  jr.,  of  Salem,  laborer,  and 
wife  Hannah,  1799. 

— Registry  of  deeds. 

Rebecca  Black  of  Ipswich,  servant  to 
William  Cogswell,  1656. 

George  Blacke  of  Gloucester,  1658, 
1666,  1667. 

Ould  Blacke  of  Topsfield,  1664. 

—  County  records, 

Hannah  Black  married  Nathaniel  May- 
hew  June  18, 1795. 

Meribah  Black  married  Joshua  Spring- 
er before  1757. 

Hepzibah  Black  married  Daniel  Whit- 
tier  March  9, 1794. 

Abigail  Black  of  Haverhill  married 
Isaac  Ross  of  Sudbury-Canada,  April  6 , 

Edmund  Black  married  Sarah  Lufkin 
Nov.  9,  1758;  lived  in  Haverhill;  she 
died  Jan.  22,  1803;  children,  born  in 
Haverhill :  Hepzibah,  born  Dec.  31,  1759; 
Sarah,  bom  Feb.  11,  1762;  Edmund, 
born  Aug.  12,  1764;  Jonathan  Lufkin, 
born  Sept.  2,  1766;  Abigail,  born  Sept. 
10,  1768;  James,  born  March  17,  1770; 
Hannah,  born  Nov.  2,  1775;  Moses, 
born  Dec.  16,  1779. 

Edmund  Black,  jr.,  married  Mary  Spil- 
ler  Sept.  28,  1757. 

Mary  Black  married  David  Foster  be- 
fore 1707. 

Benjamin  Black  married  Sarah  Black 
and  had  children :  Nathaniel,  bom  Aug. 
23,  1 75 1 ;  Mary,  born  May  8, 1 755  ;  died 
May  26, 1755. 

— Haverhill  town  records. 

A  negro  called  Tom  Black  lived  with 
Ens.  Eben.  Osgood,  and  died  Dec.  9, 
1734. — Andover  town  records. 

George  Black  died  Feb.  17,  1697. — 
Boxford  town  records. 

Dille  Black,  daughter  of  Dille,  negro, 
belonging  to  Sam"  Lee,  jr.,  born  April  6, 

Seser  Black,  son  of   Sam"   Lee,  jr.'s, 

black  wench  called  Delle,  bom  Oct.  10, 


Mengo  Black,  child  of  Sam"  Lee,  jr.s', 
black  wench  Dille,  born  Oct.  21, 1734. 

Flowhear  Black,  child  of  Dille,  belong- 
ing to  Sam"  Lee,  jr.,  born  July  16,  1736. 
— Manchester  town  records. 

Daniel  Blackhead  slain  at  Black  poynt 
June  29, 1677,  Andover. —  County  records. 

Samuel  Blackburn  of  Salem,  mariner, 
1796. — Registry  of  deeds. 

John  Blackburn  married  Hannah  Di- 
mon,  negroes,  both  of  Salem,  May  28, 
1797. — Salem  town  records. 

**  Doc'"  William  Blackenbury  was 
drown^  crossing  y®  river  above  y®  mill 
dam  January  11'^  A.  D.  1742." — Ipswich 
town  records. 

Pentecost  Blackinton  lived  in  Marble - 
head  as  early  as  1688,  and  removed  to 
Attleborough  in  or  before  1714  ;  married, 
first,  Ann  (Pedrick),  widow  of  John  Bar- 
ret of  Marblehead,  Jan.  30,  1688-9  ;  and, 
second,  Mary  (Bonfield),  widow  of  Peter 
Fickett  (also  Figgett)  of  Marblebead, 
Jan.  I,  1 701-2  ;  children,  baptized  in  Mar- 
blehead :  I.  Elizabeth,  baptized  Dec. 
15,    1689  ;    2.  Benjamin,  baptized  April 

24,  1692;    married    Dorcas   ;    and 

lived  in  Attleborough,  yeoman,  in  1722- 
3  ;  3.  Pentecost,  baptized  Jan.  26,  1693-4; 

married   Rebecca  ;   and   had    son 

George  baptized  in  Marblehead  Sept.  2  7, 
1719  ;  4.  Miriam,  baptized  March  22, 
1695-6;  married  Samuel  Sanders  Oct. 
31,  1 7 16;  5.  John,  baptized  Nov.  28, 
1697;  6.  Mary,  baptized  Dec.  25, 1698  ; 
7.  Sarah,  baptized  March  31,  1700. — 

John    Blackleech    married     Elizabeth 

,  and  lived  in  Salem;  children,  born 

in  Salem  :  i.  Desire,  born  13  :  2  :  1636  ;  2. 
Exercise,  born  —  :ii:i637-8;3.  Joseph, 
born  8:11:  1638-9  ;  4.  Elizabeth,  born 
—  :  10  :  1641  ;  died  Oct.  — ,  1642  ;  5. 
Benony,  born  — 13:  1643;  6.  Eliza- 
beth, born  12  ;  6:  1644. 

Mr.  Blackledge  of  Salem,  1663. 

— County  records. 

Dorcas  Blackleach  married  Hugh 
March  May  29,  1676. — Newbury  town 

Ruth  Blackledge  of  Rowley  married 
Samuel  Clark  of  Gloucester  July  6,  1758. 

Jabez  Blackledge  of  Ipswich  married 
widow   Ruth  Platts  of  Rowley   May  10, 


— Rowley  town  records. 

John  Blacklidge  died  in  the  army  des- 
tined to  Crown  Point,  1755. — Rowley 
church  records. 

Hannah  Blackledge  married  Daniel 
Choat,  jr.,  both  of  Ipswich,  April  3,  1749. 
— First  church  J  Ipswich  y  records. 

"The  wife  of  Jabez  Blackledge  died 
Nov.  12*^  i^j ^2 P  —Ipswich  town  records. 

John  Blackler  and  Elias  Blackler,  both 
of  Marblehead,  fishermen,  and  Mary 
Graves   alias   Blackler,   wife  of   William 

NOTES.  189 

Blackler  (her  first  husband)  of  Marble- 
blehead,  deceased,  and  guardian  to  Wil- 
liam Blackler's  and  her  children,  sold  land, 
in  Manchester,  of  our  grandfather  John 
Codnerof  Marblehead,  deceased,  17 17. 

John  Blackler  of  Marblehead,  fisher- 
man, 1 73 1,  1733,  1738,  and  wife  Sarah, 
1731?  1733;  sold  land  formerly  of  John 
Codner,  deceased. 

William  Blackley  of  Beverly,  gentleman, 
and  wife  Rebecca,  granddaughter  of  Rev. 
John  Chipman  of  Beverly,  deceased,  1777. 

— Registry  of  deeds. 

Children  of  William  Blackmer*  of  Mar- 
blehead, baptized :  John  Chipman,  Jan. 
28,  1776  ;  Joseph,  March  9, 1777  ;  Joseph, 
Aug.  9,  1778  ;  Ward,  April  9,  1780;  Na- 
thaniel, Feb.  10,  1782. — Beverly  church 

Children  of  Jane  Blackler,  baptized  : 
John,  Aug.  24,  1684;  Elias,  Nov.  27, 

John,  son  of  Elias  Blackler,  baptized 
Oct.  22,  1 7 10. 

John,  son  of  John  Blackler,  baptized 
Aug.  14,  1715. 

Oliver  Blackler  married  Ann  Sisson 
April    15,     1 73 1. 

— Marblehead  church  records. 

Deborah  Blackler  married  Benjamin 
Peck  Nov.  14,  1790. 

John  Blackler  married  Sarah  Brimble- 
comb  July  10,  1727. 

Mary  Blackler  married  Benjamin  Hend- 
ley  Feb.  9,  1762. 

Mary  Blackler  married  John  S.  Ham- 
mond Jan.  1, 1792. 

Rebecca  Blackler  married  John  Beal 
Hanover  April  19,  1789. 

Sally   Blackler  married  Thomas   Poor 
(Power — -publishment)  Feb.  i,  1798. 
— Marblehead  town  records. 

William  Blackler,  fisherman,  lived  in 
Marblehead  ;  married  a  daughter  or  grand- 
daughter of  John  Codner ;  he  died  before 
1 73 1,  administration  being  granted  on 
his  estate  Jan.  24,  1733;  children:  i. 
Elias,  fisherman,  lived  in  Marblehead, 
1732;    2.   William,   fisherman,   lived   in 




Marblehead,  1731-1736;  3.  Mary,  mar- 
ried Thomas  McCoUy  of  Marblehead, 
fisherman,  June  5,  1726;  of  Marblehead, 
sailor,  1751;  4.  John,  fisherman,  lived  in 

John  Blackler'  (son  of  William  Blackler 
of  Marblehead,  fisherman, deceased,  1752) 
of  Marblehead,fisherman,  1761-2,  inn-hold- 
er, 1787;  he  died   in    1787,    he   married 
Miss    Deborah    P'ortune   of    Marblehead 
Nov.  15,  1733 ;  she  died,  his  widow,  be- 
fore or  in  1790;    children,    baptized   in 
Marblehead:  i.  Z>^^ora/i^,  hsLiptized  June 
i5>  1735  5  married  Joseph   Griffin   June 
25,  1754  ;  and  was  his  widow,  of  Marble- 
head, 1790;  2.  J/i^ry*,  baptized  Feb.  27, 
1737  ;  3.  Mary*,  baptized  Oct.  8,  1738  ; 
married  Jeremiah  Hagerthy  before  1787; 
and  was  his  widow,  of  Marblehead,  1790  ; 
4.y<?^«*,  baptized  Sept.  7, 1 740;  fisherman; 
lived  in    Marblehead ;    married  Rebecca 
Brimblecome    March  22,  1763  ;  he  was 
dead  in  1787,  and  she  was  his  widow  ;  chil- 
dren, baptized  in  Marblehead:   i.  John^, 
baptized  Aug.  28,  1763  ;  2.  Samuels,  bap- 
tized Aug.  25,  1765  ;  3.  Rebecca^,  bap- 
tized Oct.    18,  1767  ;  living,   unmarried, 
in  1787  ;  4.  William^,  baptized  Oct.    15, 
1769;    5.    Williams,  baptized    Oct.    25, 
1772  ;  6.  Sarahs,  baptized  Aug.  21,  1774  ; 
7.     Deborahs,  living  in  1787  ;  8.  Sarahs, 
baptized  June  7,  1778;  5.  Sarah*,  bap- 
tized Dec.  26,    "i-TA^  i    married   William 
Stewart  (or,  Steward)  Jan.  8,  1765  ;  and 
was  his  widow,  of  Marblehead,  in  1790  . 
6.  Margaret*,  baptized  June  2,  1745  ;  7. 
Hannah*,  baptized   June    28,    1747;  8. 
William*^    baptized   Oct.    29,    1749;  9, 
William*,  baptized  March  i,  1752  ;  fish- 
erman ;    lived   in    Marblehead ;    married 
Elizabeth  Jackson  Jan.  23,  1774;  he  died 
in  or   before    1787;    administration   was 
granted  upon  his  estate  July   16,    1789; 
she   married,   secondly,    John    Stacey  of 
Marblehead,  fisherman,  July   23,   1789; 
children:     i.    Thomass,   a   minor,    aged 
above  fourteen  in  1790;  2.  Marthas,  un- 
married  in    1787;    3.    Johns,   living   in 
1787;    4.  Samuels,  baptized  in  Marble- 
head Oct.  8,  1786;   10.  Hannah*,  bap- 
tized  Aug.  II,    1754;    married     Joseph 

Gatchel  June  30,  1770;  and  was  his  wid- 
ow in  1790;  II.  Martha*  baptized  May 
1 1  1757  ;  married  Henry  Payne  Nov.  27, 
1777  ;  and  was  living  in  1790  ;  12.  Sam- 
uel*, baptized  April  29,  1759. 

William  Blackler%  fisherman,  lived  in 
Marblehead;  died  in  1746;  administra- 
tion granted  on  his  estate  Oct.  17,  1748 ; 
inventory,  ;^247,  u. ;  his  widow  Sarah 
married,  secondly,  Capt.  John  Nutt  of 
Marblehead,  gentleman,  before  or  in 
1748;  children,  baptized  in  Marblehead: 
I.  Sarah*,  baptized  Nov.  6,  1737;  mar- 
ried Joel  Smith  of  Marblehead,  house- 
carpenter,  March  3,  1757  ;  both  of  Mar- 
blehead, 1766;  2.  William* ,  \iz.-^\\zt A 
May  18,  1740  ;  mariner ;  lived  in  Marble- 
head; married  Mary  Ingalls  Oct.  18, 
1763  ;  children,  baptized  m  Marblehead; 
MaryS,  April  28,  1765  ;  Williams,  April 
19,  1767  ;  MaryS,  Nov.  5,  1769  ;  Sarahs, 
May  5,  1771  ;  Ruths,  March  20,  1773; 
3.  Mary*,  baptized  Sept.  26,  1742  ;  mar- 
ried Samuel  Gale  Aug.  17, 1 762  ;  4.  Ruth*, 
baptized  May  6,  1 744 ;  married  Capt. 
John  Colly er  Sept.  22,  1 7  6 1 ;  5 .  Charity*, 
baptized  Oct.  26,  1746. 

William  Blackler  of  Marblehead,  fisher- 
man ;  married  Mary  Rowles  Dec.  1 8, 
1 701  ;  administration  was  granted  on  his 
estate  July  2,  17 13;  and  she  married, 
secondly,  Jonathan  Graves  of  Marblehead, 
fisherman,  before  1717;  children:  i. 
William,  baptized  Aug.  27,  1704,  in  Mar- 
blehead; 2.  Mary,  baptized  March  14, 
1707-8;  living  in  1731;  3.  John,  aged 
about  fourteen  in  1725. 

John  Blackler,  fisherman,  lived  in  Mar- 
blehead, 17 1 2,  1725;  married  Miss  Eliz- 
abeth Gale  Jan.  10,  171 1-2:  and  died 
before  1748;  children,  baptized  in  Mar- 
blehead :  I.  Elias,  baptized  March  8, 
1 71 2-3;  2.  Elizabeth,  baptized  Sept.  29, 
1 71 7;  3.  Elizabeth,  baptized  Aug.  20, 
1721  ;  married  Archibald  Selman  of  Mar- 
blehead, fisherman,  Jan.  11,  1738-9;  and 
was  his  wife  in  1748;  4.  Sarah,  baptized 
Dec.  I,  1723;  married  Joseph  Selman, 
fisherman,  before  1748;  5.  Mary,  bap- 
tized Dec.  5,  1725  ;  married  Samuel  Beal 
of  Marblehead,  fisherman,  Jan.  14,  1748. 



Capt.  William  Blackler,  merchant,  lived 
in  Marblehead,  married  Rebecca  Chip- 
man  Dec.  27,  1773;  children,  baptized 
in  Marblehead  :  Rebecca,  Oct.  2,  1774  ; 
Nancy,  Nov.  16,  1783;  died  Nov.  22, 
1800,  aged  seventeen;  Elizabeth,  Sept. 
18,  1785  ;  Lucy,  July  29,  1787  ;  Frances, 
July  19, 1789 ;  Francis  and  Henry  (twins), 
Sept.  25,  1791 ;  Lydia,  Jan  5,  1794  ;  Na- 
thaniel, July  3,  1796. 

Capt.  William  Blackler,  jr.,  mariner, 
lived  in  Marblehead,  17 94- 1807  ;  married 
Elizabeth  G.Gerry  May  5,  1793  ;  children, 
baptized  in  Marblehead  :  Eliza,  Feb.  2, 
1794  ;  Mary  Ingalls,  Jan.  22,  1797  ;  Han- 
nah Glover,  June  2,  1799  ;  Lucia,  Nov.  8, 
1 801 ;  Thomas  Gerry,  Aug.  2,  1807. 

— Records. 

John  Blackler  of  Marblehead  was  ap- 
pointed administrator  of  the  estate  of 
Joanna  Blackler  of  Marblehead  Jan.  2, 
1 730-1.  Inventory,  all  real  estate  inher- 
ited from  her  father  John  Codnar,  by  his 
will,  ;^  698,  15  J. — Probate  records, 

John  Blackleach  of  Salem,  1634,  free- 
man May  6,  1635,  an  active  merchant, 
representative  in  1636,  had  by  wife  Eliz- 
abeth, beside  John  (who  lived  in  Boston), 
Exercise,  baptized  Jan.  24,  1637  ;  Joshua, 
Feb.  23,  1639  ;  Elizabeth,  Dec.  12,  1641  ; 
died  soon;  Benoni,  May,  1643;  Eliza- 
beth, Aug.  4,  1644  ;  and  Solomon ;  he  re- 
moved to  Boston,  where  his  daughter  Ex- 
ercise married  Richard  Rasor  Aug.  24, 
1660  ;  thence  removed  to  Hartford  ;  and 
died  at  Wethersfield  Aug.  23,  1683.  His 
wife  Elizabeth  had  died  a  few  weeks 
earlier. — Savage. 

George  Mungey  is  mentioned  in  bill  of 
Benjamin  Mungey,  page  125. 


Queries  are  inserted  for  one  cent  a  word. 
Answers  are  solicited. 

451.  Rufus  Lamson,  sadler,  was  of 
Salem,  18 10;  died  in  Boston,  1837. 
Whom,  when  and  where  did  he  marry? 


Box  ^\y  Elk  ins,  N,  H. 

452.  What  was  the  "telegraph"  sys- 
tem that  existed  along  the  Atlantic  coast 
here  about  a  century  ago?  What  is  its 
history,  and  what  was  the  method  em- 
ployed to  convey  intelligence?  Were 
flags  used  ? 


425.  The  only  Mary  Bowley  in  Essex 
county  to  marry  Aquila  Chase  or  anyone 
else  about  1739  was  Mary,  daughter  of 
John  and  Hannah  (Hadlock)  Bowley, 
born  in  Newbury  Dec.  13,  17 19.  Her 
parents  were  both  of  Newbury  when  they 
were  published,  March  21,  17 18-9. — 

438.  The  word  "newel"  as  applied 
to  posts  supporting  balusters  and  baluster 
rails  comes  from  the  post  which  supported 
the  stairs,  etc.,  and  stood  in  the  centre  of 
the  stair  case,  the  stairs  turning  around 
it.  The  word  has  been  used  in  this  con- 
nection for  some  five  hundred  years,  orig- 
inally in  France.  The  words  "  newel " 
and  "nucleus"  are  similar,  their  original 
meaning  being  the  centre  or  central  sup- 
port. Many  use  the  word  "  newel "  as 
denoting  the  spirally  carved  posts  sup- 
porting the  baluster  rails,  and  also  to  simi- 
larly carved  balusters. 

The  spiral  posts  and  balusters  have 
been  constructed  in  many  of  the  best 
houses  in  New  England  from  about  1680 
to  about  1800.  They  were  made  by 
hand,  and  required  skill  and  great  care  in 
their  production. 



In  connection  with  old  Norfolk  county, 
a  new  society,  called  the  Piscataqua  Pio- 
neers, has  been  formed.  Its  object 
is  to  secure  and  preserve  the  records 
of  the  Piscataqua  River  pioneers, 
and  the  association  of  their  descend- 
ants.     The    president  is    Hon.    Moses 



A.  Safford  of  Kittery,  and  the  secretary, 
Albert  H.  Lamson  of  Elkins,  N.  H. 


This  number  completes  volume  nine  of 
The  Essex  Antiquarian.  There  have 
been  published  during  the  year  the  wills 
proved  in  Essex  county  in  1661  ;  the 
gravestone  inscriptions  in  the  city  of 
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Essex  county  families  from  Blanchard  to 
Bond  inclusive ;  the  record  of  the  Essex 
county  Revolutionary  soldiers  and  sailors 
from  Bickford  to  Bo^rdman ;  abstracts 
of  the  old  Norfolk  county  records,  167 1 ; 
Salem  quarterly  court  records  and  files, 
1656  and  1657  ;  Ipswich  court  records 
and  files,  1650  and  165 1  ;  and  miscella- 
neous genealogical  notes  from  the  records 
from  Berry  to  Blackleach. 


Index  to  the  Essex  Institute  His- 
tORiCAL  Collections  :  volumes  I-XL. 
By  George  Francis  Dow.  Salem,  Mass., 
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A  Record  of  the  Descendants  of 
Simon  Henry  (i 766-1854)  and  Rhoda 
Parsons  (i 774-1 847)  his  wife.  By 
Frederick  A,  Henry  y  A.M.,  Cleveland, 
0.,  1905.  This  is  a  well  and  closely 
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Lebanon,  Conn.,  and  some  account  of 
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Amesbury,  Massachusetts.  By  David 
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Mr.  Hoyt's  work  on  the  genealogies  of 
the  early  residents  of  Salisbury  and  Ames- 
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Genealogy  of  the  Descendants  of 
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Abbot,  29,  30,  III,  119, 

174,    175,    182,    184- 

Abbott,  26-29,   64,  no, 

III,  119,  131. 
Aborne,  63,  64. 
Abourn,  64. 
Acey,  45,  127. 
Adames,   124. 
Adams,  46,  58,  93,  121, 

124,    131,     135,    136, 

180,  187. 
Ager,  82. 
Alexander^  I32. 
Allaben,  96. 
Allen,  I,  2,  94,  95,    99, 

103,   III,    157,     159, 

Allestree,  100. 
Alley,  47. 
AUin,  139,  140. 
Ames,  no,  183,  185. 
Anderton,  89. 
Andrew,  39,  60,  121. 
Andrewes,  100. 
Andrews,  32,  74,  82. 
Andros,  135. 
Angler,  98. 
Annis,  175. 
Appleton,  43,    46,    131, 

133,  147. 
Aquinas^  1 05. 

Archard,  62,  155. 

Archer,  39,  40,  73,    75, 

80,  82,  159. 
Arey,  134. 

Armentage,  44,  132. 
Armitage,  97,    98,    100, 

102,  126,  133. 
Armytage,  61,    62,    154, 

155,  158. 
Arnold,  99. 
Asee,  127. 
Asey,  133. 
Ash,  147. 
Aspinwall,  99-103. 
Assye,  44. 

Asye,  131. 

At  wood,  177. 

Auchmuty,  135. 

Austin,  172. 

Averill,   127. 

Avery,  62,  129,  144. 

Awbrey,  102,  103. 

Axey,  158. 

Axie,  62,  63,  154,    157, 

Axy,  97. 
Ayers,  50,  138. 
Ayllon,  144. 
Ayres,  47,   127. 

Babbidge,  74-77. 
Babbit,  2. 
Babson,  2,  3. 
Bacheller,  186. 
Bachelour,  156. 
Bacon,  178. 
Badge,  143. 
Badger,  160. 
Bagley,  54,  56-58. 
Bailey,  31,  47,   58,  108, 

Baker,  44,  67,  100,  132, 

I33»     136,  149,     176, 

178,  180. 
Balboa,   144. 
Balch,  158,  183. 
Balden,  79. 
Baldwin,  78,  179. 
Ball,  40,  51,  57,  124. 
Ballard,  31,  60,  110,126, 

184,  185. 
Ballch,  158. 
Balsh,  158. 
Banks,  134. 
Barber,   179. 
Barefoot,  139, 
Barfoot,   139. 
Barick,  132. 
Barker,  28,   36,    43,    44, 

89,  126,  131,  142,156, 

171,    173,    175,   176, 

Barnard,  53,  54,  57,  123, 

Barnes,  3,  26,   103,  138. 
Barnet,  93. 
Barney,  43,  155. 
Barnhowse,  97, 
Barns,  138. 
Barrat,  140. 
Barratt,  140.       ^ 
Barret,  188. 
Barry,  95. 
Bartholl,  63. 
BarthoUmew,  62,  63. 
Bartholmew,  43-46,   61, 

104,     119,    123,    125, 

131,  154. 
Bartholomew,     43,    81, 

115,  129. 
Bartlet,  124,   131, 
Bartlett,  50,  51,  53,    54, 

56,    79. 
Bartoll,    62,    63,      154, 

Barton,  166. 

Basom,  89. 

Bass,  26. 

Batchelder,  59, 146,  149. 

Bates,  26,  180. 

Battar,  120. 

Batter,  61-64,    81,    156, 

Batters,  158. 
Bauch,  158. 
Baxter,  24. 
Bayly,  115,  138,  1 40. 
Be—,  3. 
Beacham,  131. 
Beachem,  132. 
Beacom,  92. 
Beadle,  37,  38,    41,    42, 

72,  74,  75,  82,   160. 
Beal,  189,  190. 
Beale,  63,  103,  155,  157. 
Beals,  132,  133. 
Beauchamp,  102. 
Bechem,  133. 
Becke,  102. 

Beckes,  61,  62. 

Becket,  79. 

Beckett,  79,  163. 

Becx,  102. 

Begsy,  127. 

Belchar,  124,  125,  127. 

Belcher,  127,  136,  137. 

Belknap,  97. 

Bellimie,  103. 

Bellingham,  44. 

Bellsher,  125. 

Bellym,  103. 

Bence,  102. 

Benet,  100,  loi. 

Benett,  98. 

Bennet,  3,  99,  100,  125, 

Bennett,  62,  98,126,155. 

Bennilt,  45,  103. 

Benott,  91. 

Bent,  26. 

Bentley,  72,  73,  81,  84, 

120,  167-169. 
Bently,  103. 
Bequet,  88. 

Bermingham,  107,  108. 
Berry,    22,    25,   42,   46, 

47,  60,  61,  67,  86-88, 

Bersoo,  88. 
Berwicke,  131. 
Besom,  89. 
Besome,  35»  90. 
Bessey,  88. 
Bessom,  89,  90. 
Best,  90,  91. 
Betels,  91. 
Bethel,  91. 
Bethell,  91. 
Bette,  91. 
Bette^  91. 
Bettee,  91. 
Bettes,  91,  92,  130,  131, 

Bettice,  92. 

Bettis,  91. 

Betts,  91,  131,  133. 



Betty,  91. 
Betty  y  91 . 
Bettys,  91, 
Beverage,  91. 
Beveredge,  91. 
Beverly,  91,  92. 
Bevins,  92. 
Bezoil,  92. 
Bezume,  90. 
Bezune,  91. 

Bickford,  134,  178,  192. 
Bickham,  92. 
Bickner,  92,  94. 
Bidgood,  44,  94. 
Bidlacke,  92. 
Bidlake,  92. 
Bigelow,  93. 

Biggs,  92,  93i  178. 
Bighted,  93. 
Bignal,  93,  94. 
Bigs,  93,  178. 
Bigsbe,  178. 
Bigsby,  159,  176-178. 
Bile,  92. 
Biles,  94,  178. 
Biley,  93,  94. 
Bilhah^  93. 
BUI,  93,  94. 
Billabaso,  93. 
Billingham,  158. 
Billinghurst,  93. 
Billings,  146. 
Billington,  94. 
Billion,  92. 
Binahy  93. 
Bingham,  93. 
Bingley,  93. 
Birch,  93,  94,  178. 
Birchley,  94. 
Birchmore,  93. 
Bird,  34,  94,  95. 
Birdley,  94,  1 09-1 11. 
Birdsale,  11 1. 
Birdsall,  94,  95. 
Birdway,  178. 
Birkley,  95. 

Birmingham,  107,   108. 
Birtby,  94. 
Birthby,  94. 
Bisco,  107,  109,  112. 
Biscoe,  109. 
Biscow,   III. 
Bishop,  44,  63,  67,    72, 

75,  79.  "3.  "41  123, 
124,     127,      129-131, 

141,  142,149,  177-180. 
Bishopp,  127. 
Bitner,  142. 
Biton,  159. 
Bbcbe,  127. 
Bixby,    159,     176,     177, 

180,  187. 
Bixley,  180. 
Black,   180,  187,  188. 


Blackburn,  188, 
Blacke,  187,  188. 
Blackenbury,  188. 
Blackhead,  188. 
Blackinton,  188. 
Blackleach,  188,191,192. 
Blackledge,  188. 
Blackleech,  188. 
Blackler,  180,  189-19 1. 
Blackley,  180,  189. 
Blacklidge,  189. 
Blackly,  180. 
Blackmer,  189. 
Black  Willy  154,   155. 
Blad,  159. 
Blair,  181. 
Blaisdel,  181. 
Blaisdell,  49,  181. 
Blaisdill,  49. 
Blaizdel,  181. 
Blaizdell,   181. 
Blake,  63,  157,  181,  182. 
Blakeley,  177. 
Blanchard,  26-31,  67,71, 

72,  102,  182-184,  192. 
Blancher,  102,  184. 
Blaner,  32. 
Blaney,  32-36,    88,    94, 

Blano,  32. 
Blanton,  61. 
Blany,  32. 
Blasdale,  49. 
Blasdel,    49,    181,    184. 
Blasdell,  49-59,  184,185. 
Blasdil,   185. 
Blasdill,  49. 
Blasdle,  185. 
Blasedill,  49. 
Blassdell,  49. 
Blatchford,  185. 
Blay,  51. 
Blazdale,  49. 
Biazdel,  49,  185. 
Blazdell,  49. 
Bleasdale,  95. 
Blesdale,  49. 
Blesdil,  185. 
Blew,  185. 
Blie,  185. 
Blood,  154. 
Bloomfeild,  160. 
Blumfield,  133. 
Blunt,  110,111,  185,186. 
Bly,82,  186. 
Blyth,  112,  186. 
Boals,  186. 
Boardman,     iii,       136, 

145-151,  186,   192. 
Boarman,  145. 
Bodwell,    95,    III,   171- 

176,  184. 
Boen,  125. 
Boiles,  94. 

Boils,  94. 

Boles,  175. 

Bond,    44,    45,    61,  72, 

102,  173,  177,   192. 
Bonfield,  171,  188. 
Booney,  62, 

Boony,  61. 

Booth,  42. 

Bootman,  79,  80. 

Bordman,  145. 

Boreman,  145. 

Borman,  145. 

Both  well,  171. 

Boudree,  3. 

Boulter,  138,  140,  141. 

Bourman,  145. 

Bourne,  loi. 

Bowden,  90. 

Bowditch,  90,  151. 

Bowen,  64,  125. 

Bowers,  174. 

Bowker,  76. 

Bowley,  191. 

Boyce,  43.  45>  128,  131, 

Boyes,,  66,  128,  133. 
Boyles,  y2,  93. 
Boynton,  93,  131. 
Boyse,  128. 
Bradbery,  45. 
Bradburie,  140. 
Bradbury,  137-14 1. 
Bradery,  45. 
Br-dlye,  1 31. 
Bradstreet,    68,    75,    82, 

97,  100,  lOi,  130-133, 

Bradstreete,  99,  100,  102, 

103,  155. 
Bradstreett,  130. 
Bradstreette,  155. 
Bray,  41,  152,  164,  170. 

Bread,  143,  157. 
Breadcake,  120. 
Breade,  61. 
Breed,  35,  47,  143. 
Breede,  155. 
Bremingham,  103,  108. 
Brewer,  102. 
Briayton,  133. 
Bridge,  182,  183. 
Bridges,  43,  44,  61,  91, 

98-100,  102,  125-127, 

131,  187. 
Bridgman,  62. 
Brier,  114. 
Brigham,  44,  156. 
Brimblecomb,  189. 
Brimblecome,  190. 
Briscoe,  100. 
Broadstreet,  43,  44,  98, 

124,  130-133. 
Broadstreete,  82. 

Brockenbery,  63. 
Brocklebanke,  105,   106, 

Brodstreet,  63,  133. 

Brodstreete,  61,  157. 

Brodstret,   130. 

Brooks,  180,  181. 

Broughton,  ico,  181. 

Brown,  3,  25,  28,  33, 
78,  80,  86,  87,  89, 
94.  97i  98»  no,  125, 
127,  136-139.  150, 
167,  168,  170,  173, 
183,  186. 

Browne,  34,  44,  61-63, 
75,  78,  82,  85,  86,92, 
100,  103,  116,  118, 
122,  124-126,154-158, 
160,  163,  164,  168, 
170,  187. 

Browning,  103. 

Browse,  134. 

Bruce,  34. 

Bubier,  89. 

Buck,  127. 

Bucke,  44. 

Buckley,  78,  79. 

Bucklye,  79. 

Bucknam,  34. 

Buffum,  32,  136. 

Bullock,  121,  157. 

Bullocke,  157. 

Bunker,  100,  103. 

Burch,  93,  94,  117,  122. 

Burcham,  loi,  125,  126. 

Burchmore,  87. 

Burchum,  126. 

Burd,  94. 

Burdley,  94. 

Burley,  136. 

Bum,  141. 

Burnam,  68, 146,  147. 

Burnham,  4,  iii,  150. 

Burriage,  60. 

Burrill,  61,  186. 

Burrows,  144. 

Burt,  30,  88,  100,    102, 

Burton,  98. 

Bushopp,  142, 

Buswell,  138,  147,  173. 

Butman,  72,  79,  152. 

Buttels,  103. 

Button,  48. 

Byles,  92,  93,  152. 

Byly,    140. 

Byxby,  176. 

Cabot,  144. 
Cagwin,  147. 
Gaboon,  121. 
Caldwell,  63,  iii. 
Cammel,  87. 
Canady,  143. 


Cane,  140. 
Canterbery,  156. 
Canterbury,  62,  64. 
Cantleberry,  88. 
Cantlebery,  64. 
Carlton,    36,    78,     lOO, 

113.  156. 
Carr,  86,  137,  150,  184. 
Carrick,  102,  103. 
Carter,     78,     iii,    140, 

160,  163-165. 
Cartier,  144. 
Cash,  80. 
Caswell,  158. 
Cathcart,  182. 
Caul,  89. 
Cauly,  64. 
Cavendish,  144. 
Caves,  87. 
Ceneries,  139. 
Chace,  87. 
Chadock,  100. 
Chadwell,  61,  115. 
Chaff e,  1 01. 
Challis,  50,  123,  140. 
Chamberlyn,  91. 
Chandler,  3,  27,  28,  III, 

Chapell,  35,  126. 
Chaplman,  42. 
Chapman,  67,  146. 
Chardon,  135. 
Chase,    30,  48,  49,    56, 
86,  93,  143,  15 1>  174. 

177.  191. 
Chater,  124. 

Chator,  44,  124. 

Chattor,  124,  126. 

Cheever,  38-42,  48,   66, 

76,  136. 
Cheny,  102. 
Cheter,  124. 
Cheut,  132. 
Chever,  66. 
Chew,  158. 
Chickerill,  118. 
Chichester,  97. 
Chickataubott^  135. 
Child,  97. 
Chinn,  89,  90. 
Chipman,  48,  189,  191. 
Choat,  127,  176,   189. 
Choate,     59,      135-137, 

148,  152. 
Chot,  127. 
Chote,  127,  131. 
Chubb,  64,  119,  156. 
Clark,  92,  1 01, 124,  136, 

Clarke,  43,  44,  loi,  104, 

124,    125,     127,    137, 

Cleements,  64, 
Cleeve,  99. 

Clement,  53,  139. 
Clements,  39. 
Ciemonts,  64. 
Cleveland,  112. 
Clifford,  138,  139. 
Cloon,  89. 
Clough,  50,  52,  92,  138, 

Cloutman,  78,  79. 
Coates,  154. 
Coats,  121. 
Coba,  159. 
Cobbett,  98,  102. 
Cobbitt,  156. 
Cobean,  132. 
Cobham,  138. 
Coburn,  132. 
Cockrell,  163. 
Cockshall,  103. 
Codman,  134. 
Codnam,  122. 
Codnar,  191. 
Codner,  158,  189. 
Coe,  125,  126. 
Coffin,  4,  44,   141,    147, 

152,  160. 
Coggan,  98,  103. 
Coggswell,  131. 
Cogshall,  103. 
Cogswell,    33,    34,     90, 

129,  132,  148,   188. 
Colt,  4. 
Colby,  49,  50,    52,    53, 

5S>  9S>  137,  143- 
Cole,  94,  122. 

Coleburne,  130. 

Coleman,  124,  129,  178. 

Coles,  87.  . 

Colliner,  170. 

Collins,   4,   61,    72,    73, 

94,  97,  114,  122,  125, 

154,      158,     162-164, 

169,  170. 
CoUman,  129. 
Collyer,  89,  190. 
Colman,  49,  91,127,129. 
Columbus,  144. 
Comings,  63. 
Commins,  44. 
Conant,  115,  157,  1 70. 
Conckhnge,  157. 
Connant,  no. 
Conner,  92. 
Cook,    39,    40,    76,    83, 

Cooke,     64,     III,    129, 

133,  156. 
Coolye,  43. 
Copley,    102. 
Corey,  63. 
Corlis,  136,   139. 
Corning,  61,  157. 
Corny,  4. 
Coronado,  144. 

Corssr,  55. 
Cortes,  144. 
Cortice,  166. 
Corwin,  80,   103,  168. 
Corwine,    62,    83,     loi, 

115,  120,  122,   157. 
Corwithen,  167. 
Corwithy,  170. 
Coster,  55. 
Cottle,  134,  137. 
Cottnam,  60. 
Cotton,  5,  47,  138. 
Couldham,  158. 
Coule,  139. 
Courrier,  123. 
Courtis,   182. 
Cousens,  156. 
Cowdrey,  98. 
Co  well,  48. 
Cowes,  46. 
Cox,  35,  141. 
Coy,   129. 
Cozens,  63,  155. 
Craddock,  99,  102. 
Cradock,  97,  99. 
Cradocke,  97. 
Craford,  118,  119. 
Crafts,  183. 
Cram,  56,  no,  143. 
Crane,  65. 
Cranson,   186. 
Creesy,  136. 
Creford,  159. 
Cresey,  91. 
Creuet,  118. 
Crevie,  134. 
Crispe,  139. 
Crocker,  179. 
Cromwell,    62,    64,     78, 

80,  81,  122,  123,  157, 

166,  167. 
Crosby,  27. 
Crose,  124,  127,  129. 
Cross,  127,  129-131,133, 

Crosse,  127,  130,  155. 
Crowninshield,     74,     76, 

i5i»  165. 
Crumwell,   159. 
C — ton,  105. 
Cubbert,   170. 
Cuff,  91. 
Cullick,  98. 
Cummings,  48,  146,  148, 

Cummins,  48. 
Cupple,   158. 
Currier,   53,  55-57,   139, 

143,  184,  185. 
Curtice,  164,  170. 
Curtis,  33,  61,  166,   170, 

Curwen,  76. 
Curwin,  166. 

Curwithen,  166,   167. 
Cushin,  103. 
Cushine,   103. 
Gushing,  182-184,  186. 
Cutler,  63,  161. 
Cutting,  160. 

Da  Gama,  144. 

Daland,  75,  81,   120. 

Dalibar,  125. 

Daliber,  125. 

Dallover,  125. 

Dalton,  137-140. 

Dampney,  32. 

Dane,  5,  no,  131. 

Danford,  156. 

Danforth,  30. 

Daniels,  93. 

Dai  ling,   118. 

Davenport,  98. 

Davidson,  96. 

Davis,  5,  51,  63,68,  80, 
124,  125,  130,  136, 
137,    143,    144,     153, 

IS5»    157,    173,     176, 

185,  188. 
Davison,  63,99,100,102. 
Day,  5,  6,  55,  67,  93,  94, 

loi,  133,  141. 
Daye,  131. 
Dean,  33,  74. 
De  Gourgnes,  144. 
De  la  Cosa,  144. 
Deland,   79. 
Delap,  III. 
De  Leon,  144. 
Dellowe,  133. 
Dening,  25. 
Denison,    61,    63,    1 31, 

Dennison,  62,  69,  154. 

Dent,  118. 

Derby,  59,    75,    76,    81, 

134,  165,  167,  186. 
De  Soto,   144. 
De  Vaca,  144. 
Devereux,  32,  92. 
Deverex,  126,  128. 
Deverick,  126. 
Deverickes,  125. 
Devericks,   125,   126. 
Deverix,  125,    126,  131, 

Devorex,  125,  157. 
Devorix,  125,   131. 
Dexter,  6,  97-101,    103, 

134,  154.  155,  157. 
Diamond,   165. 

Dicer,   166. 

Dickanson,  127. 

Diggs,  113. 

Dike,  92,  118. 

Dill,  115. 

Dille,  188. 



Dimon,  61,  188. 

Dinah^  93,  108,  109. 

Divan,  60. 

Dixie,  63,  115. 

Dobb,  181. 

Dodg,  157. 

Dodge,    63,     136,     141, 

149,     155,  178,     182, 

Dods,  99. 
Doggett,  26. 
Dole,  94,  137,  139,  177. 
Deliver,  30. 
Dolliver,  6. 
Donaldson,  132. 
Dooke,  47. 
Dorman,  62,  125. 
Doue,  129. 
Dow,  55,  133,  137,  139, 

140,  144,  192. 
Dowe,  133,  139. 
Downeing,  98. 
Downeinge,  99. 
Downing,  97,  no,  125, 
Downinge,  98. 
Downs,  59. 
Drake,  138,  139,   144. 
Dudley,  loi,  102,  137. 
Dudly,  102. 
Duggins,  94. 
Duglas,  132. 
Duke  William^  154,155. 
Dumer,  63,  64,  97,  116, 

155,  156. 
Dummer,    61,    99,    146, 

Dunham,  139. 

Dunster,  99. 

Durand,  III. 

Durin,  90. 

Duston,  177. 

Dutch,  129,  132,  136. 

Eames,  in. 
Easman,  140. 
Eastman,  52,  138-140. 
Eaton,  31,  144- 
Ebume,  157,  161. 
Edgar,  93. 
Edmonds,  136. 
Edson,  115. 
Edwards,  55.  57.  131- 
Elderkin,  98. 
Elerry,  6. 
Elethorp,  141. 
Eliot,  23-25. 
Ellery,  6. 
Elliot,  57. 
Elliott,  62,  102. 
Ellivell,  154. 
Elnsly,  1 01. 
Elvins,  163. 
Elwell,  6,  94. 
Elzey,  62. 

Emerson,  25,   133,  139, 


Emery,  58,  83,  86,  124, 

128,    131,    158,  171, 

Emmery,  128. 

Endecook,  157. 

Endecot,    43,    99,    103, 

Endecott,  44,  103,    125, 

126,  141. 
Enciicot,  124. 
Endicote,   124. 
English,  75,  78,  81,  117, 

122,    123,     129,    133, 
162,  164,  166-169. 

Erington,  97,  100,  loi. 

Estes,  33,  81. 

Evans,   145,   184. 

Eveleth,  93,   153. 

Everett,  23. 

Everill,  102. 

Everton,  64. 

Eyer,  138. 

Fairfield,  79. 
Falkner,  131. 
Farington,  43,  44,  61. 
Farley,  186. 
Famum,  91,  184-186. 
Farr,   158. 

Farrington,  47,  125,  143. 
Fellows,  59,  60,  69,  124, 

127,  145. 
Felt,  32,  79,  88,  121. 
Felter,  121. 
Felton,  84. 
Fern,  91. 

Fessenden,  108,  109. 
ffane,  155. 
ffannell,  156. 
ffarington,   143. 
ffarnham,  100. 
ffarr,  157. 

Harrington,  63,  125,  143. 
ffarvax,  103. 
ffelloes,  137, 
ffelton,  61,  157. 
ffifeild,  139. 
ffiffews,   loi. 
ffilbrick,  129. 
ffillybrowne,  66. 
ffish,  103. 
ffisk,  61. 
ffiske,  63. 
ffitts,  140. 
fflansall,  139. 
ffletcher,  99. 
fflint,  125. 
fflynt,  63,   125. 
ffoley,  102. 
ffolsome,  138. 
ffoot,  140. 
ffoote,  102. 

fford,   137. 
ffoulesham,   103. 
ffoulsham,   138. 
ffowle,  100. 
ffowler,     1 29- 13 1,     133, 

137.  138. 
ffraill,  63. 
ffrancklin,   100. 
ffreeze,  137. 
ffreinds,  157. 
ffrench,   140. 
ffuUar,   138. 
ffuller,    63,     134,     154, 

ffulsham,  138. 
ffurnel,  loi. 
Fickett,  188. 
Figgett,  188. 
Finch,  102, 
Fiske,  44. 
Fitt,  no. 
Fitts,  148. 
Flaniingham,  113. 
Flanders,  49,  58,  59. 
Flanikin,  113. 
Flint,  44,  125,   180. 
Flower,  179. 
Flurey,  90. 
Fogg,  98. 
Follet,  187. 
Follett,   117,  121,  122. 
Foot,  57. 
Foote,  99,  118. 
Forbles,  187. 
Fortune,  190. 
Fosdick,  no. 
Foster,  6,  30,    58,    no, 

124,    127,    133,    145, 

146,  148,  188. 
Fouler,  132,  133. 
Fowlar,    43,     127,     129, 

Fowle,  98,  99,  187. 

Fowler,     57,    130,    132, 

133.   136. 
Fox,  28. 
Francis,  no,    178,  185- 

Franklin,  loo. 
Freeto,  89. 
French,    25,    53,      131, 

173,  179- 
Frghe,  126. 

Frie,  91. 

Frink,  46. 

Frost,  27,  29,  no. 

Frothingham,   185. 

Froude,  171. 

Fryar,   118. 

Frye,  56,  87,    109,  126, 

179,  183,  185. 
Fuller,    7,   47,    93,   95, 

136,  147,  148. 
Fur  bush,  182,  183. 

Gage,  103,  155,  172, 
179,  182,  184,   185. 

Gale,  54,  75,  1^.  89,  93, 
95,  190. 

Gallison,  134,  186. 

Gardner,  26,  39,  60,  63, 
75,  82,  n6,  136,  154, 
157,  164,  165. 

Garford,  155. 

Garland,  138. 

Gaskin,  83. 

Gatchel,  93,  190. 

Gatchel),  61,  155. 

Gedney,  73,  82,  83,  85, 

Geedings,  156. 

Geerish,  63. 

George,  93,  102,  155. 

Gerish,  126,   137. 

Gerrard,    97. 

Gerrish,  63,  72,  75,  79, 
80,  116,  128,  179,182, 

Gerry,  191 . 

Getchel,  88. 

Gibbons,  97,  103. 

Gibbs,  7,  103,  186. 

Gidding,  148. 

Giddings,  92. 

Gidney,  116. 

Giffard,  61,  62,  102,155. 

Gilbert,  136,  144. 

Gile,  100. 

Giles,  141,  157. 

Gill,  138. 

Gillman,  43,  103,  129. 

Gilman,  7,  129, 

Gimson,  50. 

Gitten,  158. 

Gittens,  43,  44. 

Gleason,  186. 

Glover,  98,  99,115,  119, 

125,  178-180,  182. 
Goadham,  98. 
Godfrey,  138,  139. 
Gofe,  44. 
Goff,  108. 

Goffe,  108,   109,  131. 
Gold,  63,  154. 
Goldthwayt,   136. 
Goldwyer,  140. 
Gole,  63. 
Golt,  82,   154. 
Gomez,  144. 
Gooch,  118. 
Goodale,  140. 
Goodhue,  43,  131. 
Goodman,  158. 
Goodrich,  151,  153. 
Goodwin,  52,  141. 
Gookin,  109. 
Goold,  43. 
GooU,  59,   135. 
Gore,  103. 



Gorgroell,   125. 

Gorham,  7,  19. 

Goss,  47,  69. 

Gott,  98,  106. 

Gouing,  159. 

Gould,  28,  48,   51,    54, 

63.  98,  99,  131.    148, 

149,  178. 
Gouldsmith,  94. 
Gove,  137,  140. 
Gowen,  157. 
Gowin,  157. 
Gowing,  27. 
Grafton,  83,   161. 
Grant,  89,  179. 
Graves,  33,  83,  89,  118, 

I33»  177,  189,  190. 
Gray,  27,  34,  38,  41,  61, 
63,  80,  91,    113,    127, 

150,  156. 
Greaton,  1 79-1 81. 
Green,  34,  48,  139,  141, 

Greene,  187. 
Greenhill,  102. 
Greenland,  139. 
Greenleaf,   186. 
Greenleife,  44. 
Greenlife,  44. 
Grele,  137,  138. 
Grey,  40,  no. 
Gridley,  185,  186. 
Griff  en,  69,  106. 
Griffin,  63,  69,  70,  190. 
Griffith,  70. 
Groce,  126. 
Grover,  7,  8,  158. 
Gunnison,  40. 
Guppy,  125. 
Gurley,  147. 
Gustin,  112. 
Gutch,  63,   132. 
Gutterson,  173. 
Guy,  112. 
Gyfford,  102. 
Gyles,  8. 

Hacker,  87. 
Racket,  98. 
Hackett,  59. 
Haddon,  49. 
Hadlock,  191. 
Hagerthy,   190. 
Haggett,   157. 
Hakins,  103. 
Hale,    23,    48,    92,    93, 
108.     109,    131,    135, 

136,  177. 
Hales,  8. 

Haley,  109. 

Hall,  140,  141,  177. 

Halsae,  10 1. 

Halsall,   100. 

Halsie,  62. 

Halsoll,   155. 
Hammond,  141,  189. 
Hanford,  35,  63. 
Hanks,   165. 
Hanover,  189. 
Haraden,  8,  70. 
Haradon,  70. 
Hardman,  44,   126. 
Hardy,  116,  177. 
Harindin,    70. 
Harmon,  80. 
Harraden,  8. 
Harrington,  141. 
Harris,  46,    47,    66,    94, 

131,  133,  159,   171. 
Hart,  53,  62,  75,  83,  84. 
Harvey,  54. 
Harwood,  118. 
Haskall,  63,  153-155. 
Haskell,  8,  88,  153. 
Hassen,  131. 
Hastings,  180. 
Hatherly,   125. 
Hathorne,    61,    63,   78, 

79,  83,   115,  125,  131, 

154,  155,157-159,  161, 

Haukins,  127. 

Hauxworth,  140. 

Havves,  158. 

Hawkes,  98,  136. 

Hawkings,   126. 

Hawkins,  99,    loi,    126, 

141,   144. 
Haw^ks,  97,   136. 
Hawthen,   125. 
Hawthorne,  96. 
Hawthrone,  115. 
Hayle,  154. 
Hayne,  94. 
Hayward,  38,  42,  73,83, 

85,   118. 
Haywood,  51. 
Heale,  97. 
Healy,  102. 
Heard,  147. 
Hearick,   153. 
Heath,  102. 
Heathe,  102. 
Hedg,  155. 
Helmes,  lOO. 
Henderson,  79,   141 . 
Hendley,  189. 
Hendrick,  139. 
Henry,  192. 
Herbert,  118,  122. 
Herdman,  44. 
Hericke,   158. 
Herod,  157. 

Herrick,  in,  153,    186. 
Hethersay,  97. 
Hibbard,  95,  172,  173. 
Hibbins,  99,  102,  103. 
Hiccock,   102. 

Hickey,  46. 
Hicks,  61. 
Hide,   163,   165. 
Higgenson,   119. 
Higgesson,   39. 

Hubbert,  63,  127. 
Hubert,  100. 
Huckstable,  63. 
Hudson,  99,  loi,  103. 
Huggins,  140. 

Higginson,    37-39,     82,  Hull,  90,  91,    124,    127, 

1 17-120,  164,   170.  131,  135. 

Hildreth,  51,  92,   174.       Humfrey,  97. 
Hill,  100,  102,   110,125-  Humfrye,  98. 

128,     131,    136,    157,  Humphrey,  99. 

158.  ,      Humphry,  125. 

Hiller,  178.  Hunking,  47. 

Hilliard,  63,   163-165.       Hunt,  47,  91,  158. 
Hills,  26,    27,    71,    100,  Huntington,  49. 

126,   139,   158,  171.       Huse,  131,   172. 

Hitchins,  136. 
Hobson,  186. 
Hode,  62. 
Hodg,  81. 

Huson,  115. 
Hussey,  138. 
Hutcheson,  61. 
Hutchinson,  61,  99,  145, 

Hodges,  73,  75,  81,  82,       178,  180,  183,  186. 
94,  131,   138,  151.         Hutson,  61 

Hodgkin,  8. 
Hodgkins,  88,   150. 
Holden,  141. 
Holgate,  38,  41. 

Hutton,  154. 

Ilsley,  138. 
Ilsly,  138,  140. 

Holgrave,  63,    97,    114,  Inderwood,  62. 

115,  117,  118,   131.       Ingalls,  36,  36,    47,  63, 
Holland,  47,  103.  86,  87,  133,  142,  172, 

HoUingsworth,  122,  123.       190. 
HoUingworth,     78,    114.  Ingersall,  132. 

115,   167,  168.  Ingersoll,    9,     114,    169, 

Hollinwood,  115.  179. 

Holliock,  62.  Ingerson,  49. 

Holman,  91.  Inglish,  44,  45. 

Holmes,  27,   52.  Ireson,  35. 

Holt,    27,  29-31,      III,  Ivers,  115. 

182-184,  186,  187.         Ives,  37,  74,  87,  88,116, 

1 18-120,  136,  163. 
Ivorey,  159. 
Ivory,  33. 

Holten,  134,  186. 

Holyoke,  25,  97. 

Homan,  149, 

Homes,  43. 

Honners,  8.  Jackman,  141. 

Hood,  61,  62.  Jackson,  9,  44,  62,    98, 

Hook,  50,  54,  100,  147.      99,     102,    104,     118, 

Hooke,  97,   loi.  181,  184,  185,   190. 

Hooper,    33,    84,  103,  Jacob,  103,  131. 

141,   142.  Jacques,   129. 

Home,  98,    156.  Jam — ,105. 

Houchin,  159.  James,    32,  61,  62,  155, 

Hough,  8,  9.  159,  161. 

Houghton,  96.  Jamesy  155. 

Hovey,  95,  109.  Jameson,  50. 

How,  46,  125,  129,  131,  Janes,   112. 

149,  174.  Jaquith,  in. 

Howard,  73,  83-86.  Jarrat,  36,  37. 

Howe,  98.  Jeames,  44. 

Howlett,  44,  66.  Jefford,  62. 

Hoyt,    49,    50,    52,  55,  Jeggles,  118. 

137,     143,    144,  184,  Jenckes,  61,  62,  136. 

185,  192.  Jencks,  136. 

Hubard,    44,     45,  127,  Jenkins,  31,  49,  134. 

132.  Jenks,  136. 
Hubbard,  66,    97,  127,  Jennings,  loi. 

133,  137.  Jennison,  98. 


Jerman,  164,  166. 
Jewet,     44,      66,      156, 

Jewctt,    67,    105,     106, 

113,     126,     154,    156, 

Jewit,  67. 

Jewitt,  156. 

John^  155. 

Johnson,  27-29,  41,  43, 
46,  61,  63,  87,  92, 
100,  loi,  103,  no, 
115,126,130,133,  I43» 
148,  154,  155,  157, 
176,  180,  182,  187, 

Jones,  50,  56,   112,   139, 

175.        • 
Jordon,  43. 

Jowett,  127. 

Juett,  127,  155. 

Juitt,  36. 

Kayne,  104. 
Keajnes,  loi. 
Keaser,  154,  158. 
Keayne,  104,   158. 
Kegwin,  147. 
Keif,  87. 
Keine,  99-101. 
Kcisar,  loi. 
Keith,  181. 
Keizer,  127. 
Kelley,  51,  136. 
Kelmn,  157. 
Kemball,  63,    lOO,    124, 

130,  133. 
Kembell,  124. 
Kennard,  47. 
Kennedy,  143. 
Kenrick,  loi. 

Kent,  44,   61,    86,    108, 

131,  142,  186. 
Kente,  160. 
Kertland,  157. 
Keser,  62. 
Ketchum,  91. 
Keyes,  29. 
Keyser,   127. 
Kilcup,  loi. 
Killam,  146. 
Kimball,    29,    90,    in, 

124,     132,    133,    135, 

136,     143,    163,    177, 

King,  33,  98,    loi,  112, 

134,  183. 
Kinge,  159. 
Kingsbury,  48,  86. 
Kinsberry,  48. 
Kinsman,       145,       148, 

Kitcherill,   118. 
Kittchen,  156. 


Knight,  44,  46,  63,   loi, 
124,     125,    129,    137, 

i55»  158- 
Knights,  9,  70,136,   166. 

Knolton,  44,  126,  131. 

Knowlton,  136. 

Ladd,  171-173. 
Laiton,  154. 
Lake,  125,  126,  176. 
Lakeman,  47. 
Lambert,  36,  67,  75,  80, 

81,  118,  170. 
Lambertt,  36. 
Lamson,  191,  192. 
Lancaster,  173. 
Lanckton,  127. 
Lander,  38,  40,   41,  80, 

Lane,  70,  92,  106,  107. 

Lang,  133. 

Langdon,  80. 

Langhorne,  156. 

Langley,  146,  157. 

L'Anglois,  168. 

Langton,  44. 

Lankton,  124. 

Las  Casas,  144. 

Laskey,  90. 

Laskin,  158. 

Lasky,  90. 

Lathrop,  171. 

Laudonniere,  144. 

Laughton,  44,  158,   159. 

Launder,  31. 

Law,  124,  127,  156. 

La  we,  127. 

Lawthrope,  120. 

Laycocke,  102. 

Layton,  62,  126,   157. 

Leach,  91,   103,157,180. 

Leader,  47,  99,  100,  102. 

Leaver,  67. 

Leavitt,  54,   no,  in. 

Lee,  163,  187,  188. 

Leech,  61,  64,   118. 

Legary,  112. 

Legatts,  140. 

Legay,  103. 

Legg,  64. 

Legrow,  177. 

Leigh,  43. 

Leighton,  9. 

Leister,  125. 

Lemon,    78,    157,     158, 


Lenerd,  61. 

Lenord,  44. 

Leonard,  135,  159. 

Leslie,  135. 

Lester,  125. 

Leveret,   100. 

Leverett,  46. 

Levett,  138. 

Lewins,  102. 
Lewis,  34,  89,  98. 
Leyster,   125. 
Lilforth,   137. 
Linckhorne,   103. 
Lincoln,  183. 
Lindall,  166. 
Lindsey,  33,  154*  184. 
Lister,  132. 
Little,  43,  86,  160,   177- 

181,  186. 
Littlehail,  92. 
Littlehale,  92,    94,   100. 
Loarein,  103. 
Locke,  9. 
Logan,  9. 
Lombertson,  100. 
Long,  54,  63,   64,    131, 

Longhorne,  43,  44. 
Look,  134. 
Lord,   47,    64,    66,    81, 

113,    IIS,    125,     129, 

1337  149,  154-156. 
Lothrop,  61,  154. 
Lovejoy,  27,  no,  182. 
Lovell,  129,  133. 
Lovitt,  44. 
Low,  9,    10,    102,    143, 

145,  148,  184. 
Lowden,  98. 
Lowe,  103. 
Lowell,  50,  53,  57. 
Luckin,  97. 

Lufkin,  113,   153,  188. 
Lucker,  134. 
Lull,  95,   187. 
Lullaby,  126. 
Lumpkin,   132. 
Lurgen,  132. 
Lurvey,  58. 
Lyde,  59. 
Lyndall,  116. 
Lynde,  80. 
Lynsie,  156,   158. 

Magellan,  144. 
Main,  87. 
Man,  47. 
Maning,  40,  41. 
Maninge,   126. 
Manning,  38,  41,  42,  87, 
91,     125,     126,     136, 

146,  147. 
Manninge,  125. 
Mansfeild,  61,  127,   158. 
Mansfield,  33,47,  63,  95, 

I54>    159,    178,    180, 

183,  186. 
Mansur,  174. 
March,  56,   188. 
Marden,  149. 
Marian,  139. 
Marriner,  56. 

Marsh,  150,   166. 
Marshall,  61-63,  95.  i55» 

158,  182. 
Marston,  34,  40,  41. 
Martin,  31,  50,  134,144. 
Mascoll,  75,  78. 
Mason,  10,  121,  170. 
Massey,  84,  112,   120. 
Massy,  63,  114,  119. 
Masury,   81,  95. 
Mathewe,   104. 
Mathews,  94. 
Matosins,  105. 
Matthews,  123. 
Maule,  96,   116. 
Mavereck,  63. 
Maverick,  95,  115. 
Mavericke,  62,  131. 
Maxfeild,  137,   140. 
Mayhew,    97,    99,    lOi, 

Mayhewe,  97. 
McAdams,  46. 
McColly,   190. 
McKean,  n. 
McMarr,   121. 
Meacham,  82. 
Medcalf,  42,  131. 
Medcalfe,  43. 
Melcher,  56. 
Meriall,   129. 
Merill,  44. 
Merrick,  95. 
Merrie,  139. 
Merrill,  51,  59,  60,  144, 

171,  176,  186,  187. 
Merry,  134. 
Messenger,  90. 
Messer,  174,  175. 
Messervy,   142. 
Michael,   127. 
Michall,   128. 
Michell,  129. 
Michelsom,  99. 
Michison,  98. 
Mifflin,  96. 
Mighel,  127. 
Mighell,    37,    44,     127, 

Mighill,  136,  179. 
Milard,  44. 
Miler,  133. 
Miles,  159, 

Millet,  25,  40,  93,  136. 
Millin,  181. 
Millord,   154. 
Minor,   103. 
Mirick,  52,  95,   172. 
Mitchall,  127. 
Mitchell,  53,  129. 
Mitcherg,  156. 
Moday,  134. 
Monday,   140. 



Monday,  65. 
Mooar,  27,  30. 
Moodie,  134. 
Moody,  97,  150. 
Moodye,  44,  134. 
Moore,    44,     115,     116, 

Moores,   124. 
More,  65,  91. 
Morgan,  87,  136,  138. 
Morong,  40. 
Morrell,  102. 
Morrill,  52-54,  57,    144, 

Mors,  39. 
Morse,  45,  53,    56,    91, 

172,  175- 
Morss,  147. 
Mose,  43,  45. 
Moses,  47,  48,  76,    162, 

Mouer,  44. 
Moulton,     54,    63,    150, 

Mowdey,  129. 
Mower,   136. 
Muddle,  64,   158. 
Mullet,  95. 
Mulliken,  186. 
MuUit,  95. 
Mungey,   125,    191. 
Murray,  95,  96. 
Mussey,  134,  192. 
Mussy,  130,  131. 
Muzi,  130. 
Muzie,  130. 
Muzy,  130,  132. 
Muzye,    124,    127,    130, 

Muzzy,  113,  130,  131. 
Mylard,  44. 

Nance,  89. 

Narvae/,  144. 

Neal,  73,  75,  82-85. 

Neale,  61,  73,  82-86. 

Necks,  34,  177. 

Nedham,  157. 

Needham,  40. 

Needles,  102. 

Negus,  61. 

Nellson,  113. 

Nelson,   43,  47,  61,  63, 

64,  155,  156. 
Neweil,  102. 
Newhall,    34,    88,    112. 

127,  183. 
Newman,    86,   124,  141, 

Newmarch,  125,  131. 
Nicheson,  129. 
Nichols,  52,  55,  80. 
Nicholson,  62. 
Nick,  34. 

Nixon,    115,     165,    166, 

179,  186. 
Noeis,  62. 
Noice,  44,  63. 
Noies,  63. 
Norington,  43. 
Norman,    61,    64,     156, 

Norris,  135. 

Norten,  126. 

Northen,  105,  124,  127. 

Northend,    66,  67,    113, 

Northene,   131. 
Norton,  44,  45,  63,  100, 

126,    127,     133,    156, 

157,  159. 
Norwood,    70,    71,    107, 

Nourse,  47. 
Nowel,  99. 
Nowell,  99. 
Noyce,     44,     124,     127, 

132,  161. 
Noyes,  26,  56,  63,   151, 

160,  161,  171. 
Nurse,  62,  90,  92. 
Nutt,  190. 

Oakes,  no. 

Oatley,  98. 

Odiorne,  151. 

Oldsworth,  132. 

Oliver,    98,     102,     103, 

OUiver,  98. 

Ordway,   136,  177. 

Ormes,  121,  122. 

Orne,  134,   186. 

Osborne,  102. 

Osgood,  27,  34,  53,  140, 

159,  188. 

Ossgood,  43. 

Otley,  97,  98. 

Page,    29,   59,  86,    100, 

139,  140,  188. 
Paine,    27,  43,  66,    lOO, 

102,  133. 
Palfrey,  86,  99. 
Palfry,  114. 
Palmer,  67,  129,  140. 
Parke,  102,  103. 
Parker,   51,  98,  99,  109, 

132,    138,     141,     167, 

172,  173,  178,  186. 
Parkes,  125. 

Parkman,  11,  73,75,  83. 
Parmiter,  115. 
Parnel,  95. 
Parrat,  66. 
Parratt,  105. 
Parrot,  66,  67,  156. 
Parson,   12. 

Parsons,   ii,   12,  51,  59,  Pickton,  115. 

71,  108,  109,  136,  192.  Pickworth,  61,  157. 
Patch,  158.  Pierce,  30. 

Paterson,  181,  184.  Pierpointe,  102. 

Patten,  58.  Pigden,  116. 

Paul^  23.  Pigdon,   117. 

Paw,  64.  Pigeon,  108. 

Payne,  43,   44,    62,   81,  Pike,  64,  65,  125,    126, 

129,  190.  137-140. 

Peabody,  23-25,  95,  142,  Pilsberry,  184. 

Peach,  157. 
Peacucke,  102. 
Peake,  103. 
Pearce,  12,  35,  131. 
Pearse,  in. 

Pilsbury,  136,  178. 

Pingry,  173- 
Pinion,  61. 

Pinyon,  61. 

Piper,  104. 

Pirkins,  133,   137-139. 

Pearson,  12,  13,  136,  149,  Pitfold,  158. 

Pease,  81,  95,  134. 
Peasley,  33,  123,  192. 
Peasly,  123. 
•Peck,  189. 
Pecke,  103. 
Pecker,  139,  156. 
Pecks,  32. 
Pedrick,  89,  188. 
Peele,  40,  79. 
Peelsbury,  loi,  102. 
Pemberton,  10 1. 
Pendleton,  100,  138. 
Pengry,  124,  127,  133. 
Pepper,  102. 
Perce,  44. 
Percy,  129. 
Perkines,  46,  133. 
Perkins,    13,  43-45,    87, 

99.  I3i>  145.  146. 

Perley,  37,  72,  114,  146,  Power,  189. 

Pitford,  63,  64,  155,  157. 

Pitman,  39,  40,  61,  82. 

Pitt,  63,  159. 

Pittford,  44,  155. 

Pittis,  103. 

Pittman,  97. 

Pix,  32. 

Platts,  94,  147,  189. 

Plumer,  8,  13,   14,  88. 

Plummer,  13,  136. 

Pococke,  102. 

Pollen,  64. 

Pool,  14,  78,  147. 

Poor,  182,  183,  189. 

Porter,  14,  63,  86,  100, 

113,     136,    149,    178, 

Potter,  44,  61,  113,  116, 

149,  150,  154. 
Pottle,  172. 

149,  162. 
Perry,  61. 
Perrye,  43. 
Perse,  88. 
Person,  44,  155. 
Perye,  126. 
Pesle,  123. 
Pester,  97,  98. 
Peter,  93. 

Peters,  93,  164,  165. 
Pettingall,  160. 

Pratt,  39,  40,  loi. 

Prescot,   103. 

Prescott,  52. 

Pressey,  53. 

Pressie,  137. 

Presson,  92. 

Pressy,  58. 

Preston,  22,  93. 

Price,   63,    78,    79,   103, 

115,    116,    119,    120, 

126,  157. 

Phelps,   27,    28,  30,  80,  Prichard,  102. 

111.  Pride,  98,  118,  119. 
Philbrick,  137.  Prime,     113,    148,     155, 
Philip,  King,   82,    171,       156. 

177-  Prince,    14,  38,  42,  43, 

Phillips,  32,  73,  100,  102,       63,  81,  180. 

112,  142,  186.  Prince,  93. 
Phippen,  163.  Prior,  118. 
Pickard,  124,  127.              Prockter,  43. 
Pickerin,   139.  Procter,  136. 
Pickering,  59,  120,   134,  Pudeater,  85. 

156,  186.  Pudeator,  85,  86. 

Pickett,  113.  Pulcifer,  14. 

Pickman,   135,   155.  Punchard,  117,121,  122. 

Pickrin,   156.  Purchase,  32,  159. 



Purchis,  158.  Roby,  33,  179. 

Pury,   102.  Rodes,  63. 

Putnam,  39,  63,  87,96,  Rofe,  130-133. 

136,     145,  149,    155,  Roffe,  130 

157,  178,  179. 
Pynchon,  96. 
Pynion,  61. 

Quilter,  66,  158. 
Quinby,  50. 

Raffe,  75. 
Rainer,   127,  128., 
Ralegh,   144. 
Raman,  154. 
Ramsdell,  90,  154,  157. 
Rand,  28,  33,  113. 
Randall,  128,  133. 
Rasor,  191. 
Ravill,  180. 
Rawlings,  47. 
Rawlins,  49. 
Rawson,  101-103,  159. 
Ray,  14. 

Rayment,  118,  158. 
Rayner,  44. 
Ray  nor,  127. 
Reding,  44. 
Redington,  172. 
Redknap,  158. 
Redknappe,  100. 
Redman,  139. 
Reed,  32,   40,    71,   102, 

Remington,   44,  45,  95, 

108,  130,  156. 
Rendale,  128. 
Rennolds,  156. 
Revere,  183. 
Reyner,  37,  127,  128. 
Ribault,  144. 
Rich,   113. 

Richards,  loi,  132,  155. 
Richardson,  61,  99,  129, 

155,  172,  180. 
Riddan,  88. 
Rideout,  30. 
Rider,  61. 

Riggs,  14,  154. 

Riker,  91. 

Ring,  137,  138,  140. 

Rix,  83,  163. 

Roach,    1 1 6- 1 18. 

Roads,  177. 

Roafe,  160. 

Robbins,  62,  63. 

Robbinson,  172. 

Robenson,  156. 

Roberts,    81,    102,    103, 

133.  173- 
Robertson,  174. 

Robins,  156. 

Robinson,  14, 44,  48,  74, 

138,  157,  182. 

Roles,  141 
Rolf,  177. 
Rolfe,  71,  146. 
Rolinson,    43,    44,    128, 

13I1  132- 
Rolland,  112. 

Rolls,  141. 

Ro-ley,  134. 

Rootes,  157. 

Rooton,  1 01. 

Roots,  81,  82. 

Roper,  45,  124. 

Ross,   188. 

Rosse,   130,  133. 

Rouden,  62,  64,  156. 

Rouland,  161.    . 

Roulandson,  157,  158. 

Roundy,  113. 

Row,  62,  188. 

Rowe,  16. 

Rowell,  50,  54. 

Rowland,  125,  155,  161. 

Rowlandson,  132. 

Rowles,   190. 

Ruck,  98,  115,  116,  157, 

Rucke,  1 01,  159. 
Rugles,  102. 
Rumbal,  42. 
Rumball,  39,  125. 
Rumbell,  125. 
Rumbl,  40. 
Rumble,  39. 
Rusell,  125. 
Russ,  28. 
Russel,   108,   109. 
Russell,  97,  98,  loi. 
Rust,  47,  91. 

Sackett,  91. 
Sadler,  138. 
Safford,  169,  192. 
Saier,  123. 
Sallmon,  62. 
Salloes,  163. 
Salmon,  61,  157,  159. 
Salstanstall,  100. 
Salter,  127,  129. 
Saltingstall,  43. 
Saltonsall,  43. 
Saltonstall,  99,  100,  135, 

I37»  139- 
Sam^  108. 

Samborn,  141. 

Sanborn,  52,  55,  80. 

Sandar,  129. 

Sanden,   125. 

Sandens,  126. 

Sanders,     16,    43,     133, 

139,  186,  188. 
Sandie,  158. 
Sandys,  100. 
Sargeant,  139. 
Sargent,   17,  35,  54,  55, 

57,58,  136,   138,  173. 
Sarieant,  45. 
Satchwell,  105. 
Satterly,  53. 
Saunders,  16,  140. 
Savage,  47,  90,  91,  94, 

97,  100,  118,119,  132, 

191,  192. 
Savall,  130. 
Sawden,  125. 
Sawins,  89. 

Sawyer,  17,  54,  159,  187. 
Say  re,  98. 
Say  word,  17,  139. 
Scarbrowe,   102. 
Scot,  157. 
Scott,  44,  45,  103,  130- 

Scotto,  loi,  192. 

Scottow,  102. 

Scudder,  91. 

ScuUard,  142. 

Seal,  94. 

Searle,  134,  164-166. 

Sedgwake,  126. 

Sedgwick,  126. 

Sedgwicke,  126. 

Seecomb,  35. 

Seidgwick,  125. 

Selkrig,  135. 

Selman,  190. 

Selsby,  41. 

Sergent,  43. 

Sessions,  159,  187. 

Severans,  140,  158. 

Sewall,  45,  82,  99,  loi, 

116,  128,  179. 

Sewell,  45,  128. 

Shaducke,  159. 

Shaflin,  63. 

Shapleigh,  139. 

Shapley,  100. 

Sharpe,  97,  115,  131. 

Shatchwell,  63. 

Shattswell,  43. 

Shaw,  61. 

Shawell,  133. 

Shed,  31. 

Shepard,  52,  76. 

Sherman,  100. 

Sherrat,  44. 

Shore,  103. 

Shouel,  128. 

Shouell,  128. 

Shove,   127,   128. 

Showel,  128. 

Shrimp  ton,   10 1. 
Shute,   151. 
Sibley,  61,  88,   118. 
Sibly,  63. 
Sillsby,  115. 

Silsbee,  38,  41,  79,  151. 
Silsby,  40,  III. 
Silver,    133. 

Simonds,  130,  132,    133. 

Simons,    62,     132,    154, 

156,    157,      159,    171* 

Simpson,  158. 

Singletary,  139,   155. 

Sippeo^  149. 

Sisson,  189. 

Skelton,  68. 

Skerry,  63,  83. 

Skipper,  102. 

Sknelling,  45. 

Slidell,  121. 

Smith,  16-18,  31,  44,  61- 
63,  91,  loi,  113,  125^ 
126,130-133,  138,  139, 
142,  143,  159-161, 
177,  186,  190. 

Snelling,  45,  133. 

Snow,  18. 

Sollas,  162,  163. 

Somerby,  26,  63. 

Somersbye,  44. 

Somes,  18. 

Souden,  125. 

Souter,  102. 

Sowther,  103,  104. 

Spalding,  51. 

Sparke,  45. 

Spencer,    44,    61,     133, 

Spenser,  61 . 

Spiller,  47,  188. 
Springer,  57,  188. 
Spurr,  179. 
Stacey,    18,    19,  90,  91, 

Stacie,  64. 

Stacy,  18,  19,  47,  125. 
Stanbury,  78. 
Stanian,   140,   141. 
Stanley,  103,   iii. 
Stanwood,  25,  71,   136. 
Stark,  58. 
Starkeweathr,  43. 
Starkweather,    102,   127. 
Starling,  49,  84. 
Starr,  168. 
Stebens,  104. 
Stebin,  131. 
Stedman,  51. 
Steephens,  115. 
Steevens,  78. 
Stennis,  89. 

Stephens,  114,  117,  122. 
Sterne,  98. 


Stevens,  7,    19,    20,    29, 
51,  59,  108,  109,  114, 

137,   139.    140,    150, 

Steward,  35,  190. 
Stewart,  190. 
Stibbins,   126. 
Stileman,    62,    63,     82, 

I39>  154,  155- 
Stiles,  47. 

Stilman,  125. 

Stocker,  104. 

Stockman,  5 1 . 

Stoddard,  loi,  135. 

Stone,  41,   42,    87,    88, 

105,  163. 
Stonnard,  102. 
Storer,  26,  72. 
Storey,  184. 
Story,  102,   168. 
Stover,  72. 
Stow,     102,     103,     113, 

126,    131,   133. 
Stowe,  102,  133. 
Stowers,  49,  72. 
Straton,  155. 
Stratton,  27,  72,  98,155. 
Striker,   117,  122. 
Strong,  89. 
Sumner,  179, 
Sutherick,  157. 
Suthwicke,   125. 
Swain,  56. 
Swaine,  47,  127. 
Swan,  43,  63,  118,   127, 

131.  139,   155- 
Swane,  127. 

Swanton,  103. 

Swazey,  91. 

Sweat,  150. 

Sweetser,  26. 

Swet,  44. 

Swett,  44,  139,  161,177. 

Symonds,  38-41,  43,  44, 
87»  95i  io3»  124,  126, 
129,  131-133,  141, 
155,  180,  187. 

Symones,  129. 

Symons,  45,  125. 

Tahawampait,  23. 
Tammus,  163. 
Tapley,  117,   119,    170. 
Tappan,  43,  44,  151. 
Tarbox,  20. 
Tarday,   34. 
Tatman,   109. 
Tay,  III. 

Tayler,  139,   140,  157. 
Taylor,  28,  32,   126. 
Tenney,  29,  105. 
Thomas,  57,  133,  158. 
Thomson,  57. 
Thornton,  93. 

Thorpe,  97. 
Thurlay,  131. 
Thurly,  131. 
Tibbott,   134. 
Tilleson,  44. 
Tillieson,  44. 
Tillison,  45,  129,   132. 
Til  ton,  134,   140. 
Tincker,  100,   102. 
Ting,  97,  103,  137. 
Tinge,   102. 
Tinker,  98. 
Tisdale,   181. 
Titcomb,  146,  178,   180. 
Titcombe,   124. 
Tittcombe,  130. 
Tittman,  45. 
Titus ^  91. 
Tod,  43,  124,  127. 
Todd,  156,   187. 
Tode,  127. 

Tomlins,  97,  98,  100. 
Tompkins,  100,   157. 
Tompson,  118,  154. 
Tomson,  43,  97,  131. 
Tonge,  51. 
Torner,  154. 
Touthwell,  22. 
Touzell,  78,   168,   169. 
Town,  92. 

Towne,  148,  149,  176. 
Townesend,  102. 
Tbwns,  136. 
Townsend,  99,  136. 
Trafton,  54. 
Trask,  114,  115. 
Treadwall,  132. 
Treadwell,  63,  147. 
Tredwell,  44. 
Trench,   141. 
Treroise,  99. 
Trevett,  33,  185,  186. 
Trevis,  64. 
Trewman,  124. 
Tre worthy,  icx). 
Trow,  96. 

TrowlDridge,   108,  109. 
Trumble,  126. 
Tuck,    72,    83,    84,    93, 

Tucker,  20,  47,  61,  99, 

126,  132. 
Tuckerman,  47. 
Tukesbury,  52. 
Tupper,  182,  186. 
Turland,  61. 
Turner,  44-46,  74-76,  80, 

87,    116,     133,      178, 

Tuttell,  103. 
Tuttle,  35,  103. 
Tuxbury,  53. 
Tyler,   61,  95,    98,  146, 

154.  155- 

Umfreye,  98. 
Umpries,  155. 
Underwood,  158. 
Uselton,  129. 
Ussellton,  157. 
Uselton,  129,   134,  157. 

Valpy,  87,  88. 
Vans,  186. 
Varnum,  181,  185. 
Varnye,  43. 
Vass,  20. 
Vaughan,  132. 
Veren,  62. 
Verin,  125. 
VerrazanOji  44. 
Very,  39,  40. 
Vespucius,  144. 
Vickery,  176. 
Vinning,  95. 
Vinsent,  64,  156. 
Vinson,  125,  157. 
Vinton,  61. 
Vose,  181,  182. 

Wade,    97,     126,     178, 

Wadleigh,    55,    56,    59, 

Wait,  57. 

Waite,  125,  126. 

Wakefield,  99. 

Waker,  103. 

Walbridg,  62. 

Walbridge,  63. 

Walcott,  136. 

Waldo,  120,  124. 

Waldoe,  129. 

Waldron,  57. 

Walford,  47. 

Walker,   32,    100,    loi, 

125,  131- 
Wall,  102,  138. 

Walle,  139. 

Wallingford,  54. 

Wallis,  141. 

Waltham,  98,  118. 

Ward,  43,  83,  87,  100, 

loi,    103,    155,    171, 

Warden,  112. 
Warner,  20,  21,  44,  81, 

147,  148,  182. 
Warren,  93,  108. 
Washington,     108,    173, 

175.  183. 
Waterman,  151. 
Waters,  117,   121,    122, 

Wathen,  62,  158. 

Watson,  62,  63,  85, 134. 

Watts,  34,  135. 

Wattson,  85. 

Wayt,  47,  136. 


Wayte,  34. 
Weatheridge,  126. 
Weathridg,  126. 
Webb,  61,  90,  100,  102, 

155,  165,  167,  170. 
Webber,  109,  112. 
Webster,  46,  51,  52,  56, 

III,  136,  177. 
Weeke,  62. 
Weeks,  81,  82. 
Welcome,  123. 
Weld,  102. 
Wellman,   183,  187. 
Wells,  54,  192. 
Welman,  80. 
West,  21,  44,  127,  128, 

156,  157. 
Westgate,  157. 
Weston,  76. 
Wharton,  157. 
Wheelar,  138. 
Wheeler,  157,  158. 
Wheelwright,  139. 
Wheller,  133. 
Whiple,  105. 
Whipple,  66,    125,  129, 

Whitacre,  126. 
Whitcomb,  183,  186. 
White,    21,   33,   43,  44, 

62,  63,  93,   136,   137, 

I39i    155,    157.    I59i 

176,  192. 
Whitefield,  87. 
Whitehaire,  156. 
Whitehare,    156. 
Whiteker,  127. 
Whiteridg,  124. 
Whiterit,  132. 
Whitfeild,  165. 
Whitford,  164-167. 
Whilhare,  61,  63,  64. 
Whitingham,  45,  132.* 
Whitney,  183. 
Whitred,  133. 
Whitredg,  130. 
Whittemore,  21,  91. 
Whittier,    52,   172,  176, 

182,  183,  188. 
Whittingham,  100. 
Wiate,  43,  45. 
Wickes,  62. 
Wier,  124. 
Wiggin,  140. 
Wigglesworth,   88,    178, 

181,  184. 
Wilbore,  142. 
Wilder,  98. 
Wiley,  136. 
Wilke,  102. 
Wilkes,  40. 
Wilkins,    61,    136,   157, 

158,  171. 
Willard,  186. 



Williams,  63,  78,  118, 
134,  139,   164,  177. 

Willis,  34,  98. 

Williston,  36. 

Willit,  141. 

Willoughbie,  82. 

Willoughby,  75,  81. 

Willson,  124. 

Wilson,  34,  62,  82,  115, 

Winsley,  138. 

Winsloe,  44. 

Winslow,  22. 

Winsly,   140. 

Winter,  155. 

Winthrope,  98. 

Winthropp,  99. 

Wintrop,  43. 

Wire,  124. 

Wise,  47,  136. 

Wise  wall,  loi. 

Wislad,  103. 

Witham,  22. 

Withe,  43. 

Witticker,   139. 

Wolfe,  118,  188. 

WoUestone,  97. 

Wood,    31,    45,   47,  80, 

95,  113,  142,  186. 
Woodberry,  40,  92,  107, 

136,  154,  157. 
Woodbery,  71,  154,  157, 

158,  163. 
Woodbridg,  139. 

Woodbridge,  31. 
Woodbury,  38,  118,  122, 

142,    158,     164,    165, 

Woodde,  102. 
Woodman,  44,  63,   124, 

126,    128,     129,     148, 

Woodrow,  64. 
Woodward,  22,  136. 
Woodwell,  186. 
Woody,  102,  154. 
Woolcot,  173. 
Woolfe,  157. 
WcoUand,  63. 
Worcester,  140. 
Work,  150. 

Worth,  138,  139. 
Worthen,  50. 
Wright,  125. 
Wyatt,  92,  149. 
Wyer,   124,  187. 
Wyggin,  1 01. 
Wyman,  27. 

Yeo,  158. 
Yeow,  125. 
York,  136. 
Yorke,  22. 
Young,  107. 
Younge,  118. 
Younges,  166. 
Yow,  125. 



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Answers,  43,  48;  325,  48;    326,  93;  415,  48; 

416,  93;  417,  144;  444.  93;  450»  144;  452, 

191;  461,  192. 
Apparel  of  the  First  Settlers,  49. 
Bancroft- BoNYTHON,  169. 
Bean's,  John,  First  Wife,  77. 
Blaney  Notes,  92. 
Blashfield  Note,  131. 
BoNYTHON,  Bancroft-,  169. 
Bowden  Genealogies,  38,  40,  44,  45. 
BowDiTCH  Genealogy,  55. 
Bowen  Genealogy,  57. 
Bowles  Notes,  179. 
BoYCE  Genealogy,  58. 
Boynton  Genealogy,  97. 
Bradbury  Genealogy,  145. 
Bradford  Genealogy,  180. 
Browne,  William,  Will  of,  150. 
Burt,  Hugh,  Will  of,  43. 
Call,  Philip,  Will  of,  169. 
Davis,  Jenkin,  Will  of,  74. 
•  Dickinson,  Thomas,  Will  of,  76. 
Fireplace,  The  Old,  185. 
Fuller,  Anne,  Will  of,  168. 
God's  Pioneers,  79. 
Gray,  Robert,  Will  of,  131. 
Groveland    Inscriptions:   Ancient  Burying 

Ground,  i. 

House,  The  Old,  21,  143. 

Inscriptions.     See  Groveland  Inscriptions. 

Ipswich  Court  Records  and  Files,  32,   79, 

Leach,  Lawrence,  Will  of,  168. 
Lee,  Thomas,  Will  of,  113. 
Lunt,  Henry,  Will  of,  181. 
Norfolk  County,  Old,  Records,  89,  109. 
Pioneers,  God's,  79. 
Publications,  New,  93,  144,  192. 
Purchase,  Thomas,  of  Pejepscot,  132,  167. 
Queries,  453,   454,  48;  455-459,  92;  460-463, 

144;  464,  465,  191. 
Rea,  Daniel,  Will  of,  130. 
Revolution,  Soldiers  and  Sailors  of  the, 

RiNGE,  Daniel,  Will  of,  75. 
Row,  John,  Will  of,  130. 
Salem  in  1700,  No.  22,  21. 
Salem  in  1700,  No.  23,  60. 
Salem  in  1700,  No.  24,  114. 
Salem  in  1700,  No.  25,  152. 
Smith,  John,  Will  of,  31. 
Soldiers  and  Sailors  of    the   Revolution, 

Suffolk  County  Deeds,  Volume  II,  134. 
Witter,  William,  Will  of,  20. 


Becket  House,  Ancient,  i  . 
Chapleman,  Michael,  House,  127. 
Daniel,  Stephen,  House,  117. 

Ancient  Becket,  Salem,  i. 

Michael  Chapleman,  Salem,  127. 

Stephen  Daniel,  Salem,  117. 

"  House  of  the  Seven  Gables,"  49. 

Benjamin  Pickman,  Salem,  145. 

Samuel  Pope,  Salem,  70. 

John  Turner,  Salem,  49. 

Zachariah  White,  Salem,  67. 

Simon  Willard,  Salem,  97. 
Map  of  Part  of  Salem  in  1700,  No.  22,  23. 

Map  of  Part  of  Salem  in  1700,  No.  23,  63. 
Map  of  Part  of  Salem  in  1700,  No.  24,  115. 
Map  of  Part  of  Salem  in  1700,  No.  25,  154. 
Pope,  Samuel,  House,  70. 
Salem  Houses.     See  Houses. 
Salem  in  1700,  Map  of  Part  of.  No.  22,  23. 
Salem  in  i  700,  Map  of  Part  of,  No.  23,  63. 
Salem  in  1700,  Map  of  Part  of.  No.  24,  115. 
Salem  in  1700,  Map  of  Part  of.  No.  25,  154. 
Seal  of  Dr.  Samuel  Thomson,  172. 
Thomson,  Dr.  Samuel,  Seal  of,  172. 
Turner,  John,  House,  49. 
White,  Zachariah,  House,  67. 
Willard,  Simon,  House,  97. 




Abbe  Genealogies,  I:  14,  33,  66,  149. 

Abbot  Genealogies,  I:  35,  58,  79,  96,   103,   117, 

128,   141,   188;  II:  22,    38,    74,   100,    113; 

III:  13. 
Abbott,  Thomas,  Will  of,  I:  165. 
Abolitionists,  The,  I:  125. 
Aborigines,  Our,  V:  39. 
Aborn  Genealogies,  I:  i6l;II:  132,  I40;III:6, 


Abraham  Family,  I:  174. 

Abram  Family,  I:  174. 

Acie  Genealogy,  I:  190. 

Acres  Genealogy,  II:  9,  166. 

Adams  Genealogies,  I:  17,  40,  62,  76,  87,   iii^ 
142,  160;  IV:  37. 

Ager  Family,  II:  128. 

Ager  William,  Will  of,  V:  132. 

Alderman,  John,  Will  of,  VII:   79. 

Al ford  Notes,  III:  103. 

Alger  Notes:  III:  73. 

Allen  Genealogies,  11:  135,  161,  176,  199;  III:  7, 
17,  37,  120,  134,  147,  168,  182;  IV:  31,  38. 

Alley  Genealogies:  III:  49;  IV:  68,  85. 

Ambrose  Family,  III:  74. 

Ames  Genealogies,  III:  88;  IV:  56,  102,  120, 

Ames  Murder,  The,  II:  i. 

Amesbury  Inscriptions: 

Cemetery  near  depot,  I:  5 1. 

Salisbury  Plains  Cemetery,  I:  167,  190;  II:  30. 

Salisbury  Point  Cemetery,  I:  28. 

Union  Cemetery,  I:  119,  143,  164;  II:  10. 

Ancestor,  The,  I:  141. 

Ancestor's  Dream,  The,  III:  37. 

Anderton  Note,  IV:  150. 

Andover  in  the  First  Louisburg  Expedition,  I: 

Andover  Inscriptions: 
Old  South  Burying  Ground,  II:  119,  143. 
West  Parish  Burying  Ground,  II:  39. 

Andrews  Genealogies,  III:  97,  113,  136,  155; 
IV:  118,  134,  170,  187;  V:  6. 

Andrews,  Robert,  Will  of,  I:  142. 

Annable  Genealogy,  III:  169;  V:  63. 

Annis  Genealogy,  III:  184;  IV:  76. 

Answers  to  Queries,  i,  I:  52;  3,  I:  34;  4, 1:  34;  5, 
I:  118;  6,  I:  34;  7,  I:  34;  8,  II:  15,  50;  11, 
I:  67;  12,  II:  32;  14,  II:  68;  18,  II:  133;  19, 
I:  68;  20,  I:  118;  21,  I:  86;  22,  II:  85,  133; 
24,  I:  134;  26,  I:  86;  30,  I:  102;  32,  II: 
117;  34,  II:  102;  35,  I:  182;  II:  16;  36,  I: 
134;  37,  I:  198;  38,  I:  134;  39,  II: 
32;  40,  II:  150;  41,  II:  133;  42,  11:  133; 
43,  I:  102,  X:  48;  44,  II:  117;  45, 
II:  166;  46,  I:  150;  47,  II:  150;  48, 
II:  68;  51,  III:  48;  52,  I:  102;  53,  I:  118; 
54,  I:  134;  55,  II:  166;  61,  II:  32;  64,  I: 

150;  65,  II:  150;  69,  I:  134;  73,  II:  182; 
74,  I:  150;  75,  I:  166;  80,  I:  166;  81,  I: 
182;  82,  I:  182;  83,  I:  182;  87,  I:  198;  88, 
IX:  143;  89,  II,  16;  93,  II:  16;  95,  III:  16, 
V:  80;  96,  II:  182;  100,  II:  32,  V:  32;  loi, 
II:  182;  102,  III:  48;  103,  II:  200;  106,  II: 
16;  107,  III:  80;  108,  III:  64;  109,  II:  16; 
III,  II:  68;  116,  II:  32;  118,  II:  102;  121, 
III:  96;  122,  II:  16;  123,  II:  16;  125,  II: 
50,  134,  III:  112,  128,144;  126,  II:  50;  127, 
II:  32;  133,  V:  32;  134,  II:  85;  140,  III: 
160,  176;  141,  III:  194;  143,  IV:  16;  146, 
III:  16;  150,  IV:  32;  152,  III:  32;  153, 
IV:  64;  154,  IV:  64,  V:  48;  156,  II:  117, 
118;  158,  III:  80;  161,  IV:  192;  163,  V: 
64;  164,  III:  128;  165,  V:  16;  166,  II: 
150,111:  112;  168,  IV:  48;  170,  V:  16; 
171,  IV:  176;  177,  IV:  144;  178,  II:  200; 
179,  III:  32;  182,  III:  16;  184,  VI:  96; 
186,  VII:  95;  193,  V:  64;  194,  V:  64;  I9<;, 
III:  64;  197,  V:  32;  203,  III:  96;  204,  V: 
144;  208,  V:  192;  210,  IV:  128;  216,  VIII: 
143,  IX:  47;  220,  III:  144;  222,  VII:  190; 
226,  III:  160,  IV:  16,  64:  227,  VII:  143; 
231,  IV:  144;  232,  III:  176,  IV:  96;  238, 
III:  194;  239,  VII:  190;  240,  VII:  190; 
243,  VI:  144;  245,  IV:  32;  246,  IV: 
32;  249,  IV:  192;  250,  IV:  80;  252, 
VIII:  47,  95;  253,  IV:  48;  254,  IV: 
112;  255,  VIII:  47;  257,  V:  96;  258, 
VIII:  47;  260,  IV:  80;  264,  IV:  160; 
265,  IV:  96;  271,  IV:  96,  VIII:  191; 
273,1V:  112;  274,  VIII:  191;  275,  IV: 
96,  144;  276,  IV:  112;  277,  IV:  96,  112; 
278,  IV:  176;  281,  IV:  128;  284,  IV:  128, 
160;  286,  IV:  128;  293,  IX:  48;  306,  IX: 
95;  307,  IV:  176,  V:  144,  192,  IX:  95; 
314,  IX:  95;  316,  VI:  144;  319,  VII: 
47;  320,  V:  32,  48;  321,  V:  48;  322,  V: 
96;  323,  V:  80,  VII:  95;  324,  VI:  144; 
325,  X:  48;  326,  X:  93;  330,  V: 
144;  339»  VI:  48;  340,  V:  192;  341, 
VI:  48;  342,  V:  192;  343,  VI: 
48;  344,  VI:  191;  348,  VI:  96;  349,  VI: 
96;  350,  VII:  95:  357,  VI:  144,  VIII:  143: 
361,  VIII:  191;  362,  VI:  144,  191;  364. 
VII:  95;  372,  VI:  191;  373,  VIII:  191; 
375,  VI:  192;  379,  VII:  47;  381,  VII: 
190;  385,  VIII;  95;  412,  VII:  144;  415,  X: 
48;  416,  X:  93;  417,  X:  144;  425,  IX: 
191;  431,  VIII:  144;  433,  VIII:  95;  438, 
IX:  191;  442,  IX:  143;  444»  X:  93;  450, 
X:  144,  452,  X:  191;  461,  X:  192. 

Antrum  Note,  V:  71. 

Apostrophe,   IV:  69. 

Apparel  of  the  First  Settlers,  X :  49. 

Appleton  Genealogy,  IV:  i,  26. 



Archer  Genealogy,  IV:  33;  V:  86,  120. 

Army  Button,  An,  VI:  135. 

Arrow-Head,  An,  IV:  7. 

Ashby  Family,  IV :  56. 

Atkins  Family,  IV :  75. 

Atkinson  Family,  IV:  81.  , 

Attorney,  The  Poor,  III:   183. 

Atwood  Family,  IV:  106;  VI:  34. 

Aurora  Borealis,  The,  IV :  85. 

Austin  Genealogy,  IV:  120;  VI:  59. 

AverUl  Genealogy,  IV :    1 29. 

Averill,  William,  Will  of,  V:  30. 

Ayer  Genealogy,  IV:  145,  172,  182. 

Babbidge  Genealogy,  IV:  188. 

Babson  Genealogy,  V :  i . 

Bacheller,  Henry,  Descendants  of,  VII:  134. 

Bacon  Family,  V :  24.       . 

Bacon,  Mrs.  Rebecca,  Will  of,  VI:  113. 

Bacon,  William,  Will  of,  V:  45. 

Badcock  Family,  V:  37. 

Badger  Genealogy,  V :  49. 

Badger,  Giles,  Will  of.  III:  61. 

Bagley  Genealogy,  V:  65;  VI:  128. 

Bailey-Bayley  Genealogies,  V:  81,  no,  123. 

Bailey,  Rev.  Jacob,  I:  69. 

Bailey,  Richard,  Will  of,  III:  90. 

Baker  Genealogies,  V :  158,  163,   166,  168;  VI: 

155.  170. 
Balch  Genealogy,  VI:  i. 
Balch,  John,  Will  of ,  III:  104. 
Ballard  Genealogies,  VI :  35,  39. 
Bancroft  Genealogy,  VI :  57. 
Bancroft  Immigrants,  II :  94. 
Bancroft-Bonython,  X:  169. 
Bank,  The  Land,  IX:  135. 
Barker  Genealogies,  VI:  60,  loi,  106. 
Barker,  Thomas,  WiU  of,  IV:  88. 
Barn,  The  Old,  VIII:  167. 
Barnard  Genealogies,  VI:  120,  125,  129. 
Barr  Family,  VI:  156. 
Barrett,  Richard,  Will  of,  IV:  117. 
Bartholomew,  Richard,  Will  of,  II :  80. 
Bartlett  Genealogies,  VII:  i,  59,  63. 
Bartlett,  Richard,  Will  of.  III :  9. 
Bartoll  Genealogy,  VII :  64. 
Barton  Genealogy,  VII :  75. 
Bassett  Genealogy,  VII :  77. 
Batchelder  Genedogies,  VII :  105,  186. 
Bates  Notes,  VII:  182. 
Battin  Notes,  VIII :  37. 
Bay  View  Cetaetery,  Gloucester,   Inscriptions  in, 

IX:  68. 
Bayley,  John,  Will  of,  IV:  190. 
Beadle  Genealogies,  VII:  172,  183. 
Beal  Genealogy,  VII:  184. 
Bean  Genealogy,  VII:  185. 
Bean's,  John,  First  Wife,  X:  77. 
Bear  Family,  VIII:  14. 
Beck  Family,  VIII :   14. 
Beckett  Genealogy,  VIII:  15. 
Beckford  Genealogy,  VIII :  60. 
BeU  Notes,  VIII :  149. 
Bellingham,  William,  WUU?ini,  WU!  of,  IV;  25. 

Bennett  Genealogies,  VIII:  88,  91. 

Berry  Genealogies,  VIII:  102,  173;  IX:  25,  86. 

Beverages  in  the  Old  Days,  II:  33. 

Beverly  Inscriptions: 

Ancient   Burying  Ground,  III:   i,  31,  38,  56, 

77»  90- 
Ancient  North  Beverly  Cemetery,  III :  1 22. 

Dane  Street  Cemetery,  III:  129,  150. 

Dodge's  Row  Burying  Ground,  III:  105. 

Green  Family  Burying  Ground,  III:  171. 

North  Beverly  Meeting  House  Cemetery,  III: 
Bickford  Genealogy,  VIII:  61. 
Biles  Genealogy,  VIII:  120. 
Biscoe,  Elizabeth,  IX:  108. 
Bishop  Genealogies,   VIII:   122,  124,  125;    IX: 

Bisson  Genealogy,  VIII :  132. 

BixbyGenealogy,  VIII:  145. 

Black  Genealogy,  VIII:  174. 

"Blaisdell",  ''Johnny",  VIII:  150. 

Blanchard  Genealogies,  IX:  26,  71. 

Blaney  Genealogy,  IX :  32 ;  X  :  92. 

Blasdell  Genealogy,  IX :  49. 

Blashfield  Note,  X:  131. 

Bligh's,  Peggy,  Voyage,  From,  V:  23. 

Blunt  Genealogy,  IX:  no. 

Blyth  Genealogy,  IX  :  112. 

Boardman  Genealogy,  IX:  145. 

Bodwell  Genealogy,  IX:  171. 

Bond  Genealogy,  IX :  177. 

Bonython,  Bancroft-,  X:  169. 

Bowden  Genealogies,  X:  38,  40,  44,  45. 

Bowditch  Genealogy,  X :  55. 

Bowen  Genealogy,  X :  57. 

Bowles  Notes,  1 79. 

Bowtwell,  James,  Will  of,  IV:  182. 

Boxford  Inscriptions: 

Ancient  Burying  Ground,  IV :  8. 

Harmony  Cemetery,  IV :  40. 

The  Perkins  Gravestone,  IV :  24. 

West  Boxford  Burying  Ground,  IV:  49,  70,  86. 
Boxford  Parishes  in  England,  VI:  104. 
Boyce  Genealogy,  X :  58. 
Boynton  Genealogy,  X :  97. 
Bradbury  Genealogy,  X:  145. 
Bradford  Genealogy,  X:  180. 
Bradford  Inscriptions: 

Ancient  Burying  Ground,  V :   17,  41,  58,    72, 
92,  104,  150. 
Bradley,  John,  Will  of,  VI:  19. 
Bradstreet,  Humphrey,  Will  of,  VII :  66. 
Bradstreet,  Gov.  Simon,  II :  159. 
Braman,  Rev.  Isaac,  III:  87. 
Bride's  Home-Coming,  The,  III:  169. 
Bridge,  The  Old,  IX:  161. 
Bridgman,  John,  Will  of,  VI:  II 2. 
Browne,  Edward,  Will  of,  VIII:  19. 
Browne,  George,  Will  of,  1 :  76. 
Browne,  Richard,  Will  of,  IX:  160. 
Browne,  William,  Will  of,  X:  150. 
Burials,  Our  Fathers',  II:  39. 
Burrill,  George,  sr..  Will  of,  V:  103. 
Burt,  Hugh,  Will  of,  X:  43. 



Burt,  Hugh,  jr.,  Will  of,  IV:  58. 
Button,  An  Army,  VI:  135. 
Byfield  Parish  Baptisms,  II:  51;  VI; 
Byfield  Parish  Deaths,  VII :  145. 


Call,  Philip,  Will  of,  X:  169. 

Carthrick,  Michael,  Will  of,  II:  160. 

Cartwright,  Bethiah,  Will  of,  I:  30. 

Cellar,  The  Old,  II:  61. 

Changes  of  Persons'  Names,  IV :  90. 

Chaplin,  Hugh,  Will  of,  VII:  17. 

Chimney  Sweeping,  IV:  103. 

Churchman,  Hugh,  Will  of,  I:  177. 

Churns,  IV:  134. 

Chute,  Lionell,  Will  of,  II :  66. 

Clements,  Robert,  Will  of,  VII:  158. 

Cogswell,  John,  jr.,  Will  of,  V:  41. 

Colonization  of  the  Northwest  Territory,  VI:  145. 

Comet,  The,  II :  75. 

Comets,  Early,  II:  75. 

Commercial  History  of  Salem,  I:  i. 

Constitution,  The  Frigate,  I:  189. 

Contractions  in  Colonial  Writings,  1 :  133. 

Cooking,  Early  Methods  of,  II:  183. 

Cooper,  The,  III:  135. 

Coopers  in  Salem,  III:  135. 

Corey's,  Giles,  Wife,  VIII:  18. 

Cross,  John,  Will  of,  IV :  74. 

Cummings,  Joanna,  Will  of,  I:  187. 

Cushing,  Rev.  John,  Journal  of,  IV:  155. 

Cutting,  John,  Will  of,  VIII:  165. 

Danvers,  V:  29. 
Danvers  Inscriptions: 

Endicott  Burying  Ground,  VI:  77. 

Burial  Ground  at  Hathorne,  VI :  112, 

High  Street  Cemetery,  VI:  112. 

Holton  Burial  Ground,  VI:  113. 

Nurse  Burying  Ground,  VI :  1 56. 

Preston  Burying  Ground,  VI:  75. 

Prince  Burying  Ground,  VI :  76. 

Putnam  Burying  Ground,  VI :  76. 

Burial  Place  at  Royal  Side,  VI:  156. 

Wadsworth  Burying  Ground,  VI:  19. 

Walnut  Grove  Cemetery,  VI:  156. 
Dark  Day,  The,  III :  53. 
Dark  Days,  III:  53. 
Davis,  Jenkin,  Will  of,  X :  74. 
Days  of  Old,  The,  III:  73. 
Deserted  House,  The,  VIII :  102. 
Deserted  Village,  The,  1 :  43. 
Dexter,  Lord  Timothy,  97. 
Dickinson,  Thomas,  Will  of,  X  :  76. 
Dillingham,  Sarah,  Will  of,  I:  13. 
Distemper,  Throat,  in  Haverhill,  I:  10. 
Dodge's  Row  Burying  Ground,  Beverly,  III:  105. 
Dowe,  Thomas,  Will  of.  VI:  158. 
Drought  of  1762,  The,  VII:  139. 
Drowning  Accidents,  I:  66;  III:  103. 

Earthquake  of  1638,  I:  173. 
Earthquakes  in  Essex  County,  VI :  166. 
Endicott  Burying  Ground,  Danvers,  VI :  77. 
Essex  Inscriptions,  VII :  49. 

Essex  County  in  1643,  I^:  ^OS* 

Essex  County  Men  at  Martha's  Vineyard  before 

1700,  IX:  134. 
Este,  Jeffrey,  V:  138. 
Eyers,  John,  Will  of,  VII:  103. 

Fairfield,  John,  Will  of,  II:  175. 

Family  Records,  IV :  92. 

Fay,  Henry,  Will  of,  VI:  147. 

Fences,  Early,  I:  25. 

Ferncroft  Inn,  1 :  53. 

Fireplace,  The  Old,  X:  185. 

Foster's,  Abraham,  Account  Book,  III:  13. 

Fountain  Inn,  Marblehead,  II:  125. 

Friend,  John,  Will  of,  VI:  157. 

Fuller,  Anne,  Will  of,  X:  168. 

Fuller,  Timothy,  V:  91. 

Gaines,  Jane,  Will  of,  III :  61 . 
Gate-Keeper,  The  Old,  VII :  28. 
Genealogical  Map,  A,  IV:  9. 
Genealogical  Research,  IV:  63. 
Georgetown,  Centre  of,  in  1800,  II:  103. 
Georgetown  Inscriptions :  Union  Cemetery,  VIII : 

Gilbert,  Humphrey,  Will  of,  VII:  158. 

Gloucester  in  1857,  III:  64. 

Gloucester's  Deserted  Village,  1 :  43. 

Gloucester  Inscriptions : 

Ancient  Burying  Ground,  IX:  i. 

Bay  View  Cemetery,  IX :  68. 

Old  Cemetery  at  Lanesville,  IX :  106. 

Ancient  Cemetery,  West  Gloucester,  IX :   1 52. 
God's  Pioneers,  X :  79. 
Goffe,  John,  Will  of,  II:  30. 
Gowing-Wellman  Homestead,  Lynnfield,  II:  141. 
Graves  of  a  Household,  The,  III :  105. 
Gravestones  in  Essex  County,  Early,  III:  1 77. 

Inscriptions  on.     See  under  names  of  towns  of 
Amesbury^      Andover^    Beverly  ^     Boxford^ 
Bradford^    Danvers^    Essex^     Georgetown^ 
Gloucester  and  Groveland. 
Gray,  Robert,  Will  of,  X:  131. 
Green  Family  Burying  Ground  In  Beverly ,111 :  171. 
Greenleaf,  Benjamin,  IV:  55. 
Grist-Mill,  The  Old,  I:  109. 
Groveland  Inscriptions :  Ancient  Burying  Ground, 
X:  I. 

Handwriting,  Colonial,  I:  175. 

Hardy,  John,  Will  of,  V:  6. 

Haverhill  Captives,  III:  61. 

Haverhill,  Part  of,  in  1700,  III:  161. 

Haverhill,  Throat  Distemper  in,  1 :  10. 

Hawes,  Frances,  Will  of,  II:  45. 

Heard,  Luke,  Will  of.  III:  38. 

Heating,  Methods  of,  in  the  Olden  Time,  I;  183. 

Highways,  Early,  V:  23. 

Holton  Burying  Ground,  Danvers,  VI:  113. 

Holyoke,  Edward,  Will  of,  VIII :  64. 

Home,  The  Old,  II:  141;  III:  121. 

House,  The  Old,  IV:  135;  X:  21,  143. 

Hovey,  Joseph,  esq.,  Ill:  183. 

How,  Joseph,  Will  of,  IV:  102. 



Howe,  Capt.  Ephraim,  Shipwreck  of,  II:  187. 

Hunter,  Robert,  WUl  of,  III :  8. 

Husband,  To  My  Dear  and  Loving,  II :  1 59. 

Husking,  A  Yankee,  IV:  25. 

Husking  Parties,  IV :  25. 

Hymns,  The  Old,  IX:  142. 

Indian,  The,  V:  87. 
Indian  Conflicts,  IV :  183. 
Indian  Relics,  IV :  7. 

of  Marblehead,  IV :  39. 
Indians,  Some  Essex  County,  V :  39. 
Ingalls,  Edmund,  Will  of,  III:  120. 
Ingersoll,  Richard,  Will  of,  II :  29. 
Inn,  The  Departed,  II:  125. 
Inscriptions.     See  under  Gravestones. 
Ipswich  Court  Records  and  Files,  VIII:   i,   106; 

IX:  43,  124;  X:  32,  79,  170. 
Ipswich  Grant,  An  Early,  1 :  92. 
Ipswich  Memorial  Tablets,  I:  15. 
Ipswich,  Part  of,  in  17C0,  VI:  14. 
Ipswich  Soldiers,  I:  149. 
Ipswich,  A  Tale  of,  II:  31. 
Ipswich  Town,  IX :  87. 
"Ironsides,"  ''Old,"  I:  189. 

Jackson,  John,  sr..  Will  of,  VI:  165. 
Jarrat,  John,  Will  of,  IX:  36. 
Jewett,  Mrs.  Ann,  Will  of,  IX:  159. 
Jewett,  Joseph,  Will  of,  IX:  113. 
Johnson,  Robert,  Will  of,  IV:  7. 
July  4th,  1776,  VII:  183. 

Keniston,  Allen,  Will  of.  III:  138. 
Kenning,  Jane,  Will  of,  V:  57. 
Kent,  Richard,  Will  of,   V:  149. 
Knight,  William,  Will  of,  VI:  77. 
Knowlton,  John,  Will  of,  V:  149. 
Knowlton,  Margary,  Will  of,  V:  149. 

Lambert,  Francis,  Will  of,  IX:  36. 
Lambert,  Jane,  Will  of,  IX:  67. 
Land  Bank,  The,  IX:  135. 

Lanesville,  Gloucester,  Inscriptions  in  Old  Cem- 
etery at,  IX:  106. 
Leach,  John,  sr.,  Will  of,  VII:  175. 
Leach,  Lawrence,  Will  of,  X:  168. 
Lee,  Thomas,  Will  of,  X:  113. 
Letters,  Revolutionary,  I:  46. 
Lewis,  Edmund,  Will  of,  IV:  63. 
Liberty  Tea,  III:  181. 
Lightfoot,  Francis,  Will  of,  II:  loi. 
Livermore,  Harriet,  V:  7. 
Lombardy  Poplars,  II:  61. 
Lost  at  Sea,  V:  157. 
Lotteries,  Old-Time,  I:  77. 
Lottery,  The  State,  1 :  77- 
Louisburg  Expedition,  I:  loi,  177. 
LovewelPs  Fight,  IV:  183. 
Lowell,  John,  Will  of,  III :  72. 
Lowle,  Elizabeth,  Will  of,  IV:  154. 
Lunt,  Henry,  Will  of,  181. 
Lynn,  Bounds  of,  I:  45. 
Lynn,  Historical  Sketch  of  First  Church  in,  1:151. 

Lynnfield   Centre,  Old   Meeting  House   at,  IV: 

Marblehead,  Indian  Relics  of,  IV :  39. 

Margaret,  II:  9. 

Marriages,  Second,  I:  57. 

Marriages,  Smock,  I:  57. 

Martha's  Vineyard,  Essex  County  Men  at,  before 

l^oOy  IX:  134. 
Meeting  House,  The  Old,  IV:  119. 
Merrill,  Nathaniel,  Will  of,  VI:  38. 
Mighill,  Thomas,  Inventory  of  Estate  of,  VI:  73. 
Mighill,  Thomas,  Will  of,  VI:  72. 
Millard,  Thomas,  Will  of,  V:  41. 
"  Moll  Pitcher,"  III:  33. 
Moore,  Jonathan,  of  Newbury,  II:  131. 
Moores,  James,  Will  of,  VIII:  18. 
Morse,  Joseph,  Will  of,  II :  80. 
Moulton  Pedigree,  The,  II :  46. 
Moulton,  Robert,  sr.,  Will  of,  VI:  78. 
Muzzey,  Robert,  Will  of,  I:  159. 
Mysterious  Land,  The,  I:  173. 

Nails,  Manufacture  of,  in  Essex  County,  II :  69. 

Nelson,  Thomas,  Will  of,  III:  187. 

Nevill,  William,  Will  of,  I:  112. 

New  England's  Dead,  1 :  7. 

Newhall,  Anthony,  Will  of,  VII:  21. 

Nichols  Homestead,  Old,  1 :  53. 

Non-Importation  Agreement,  I:  149. 

Norfolk   County,  Old,    Record^,  I:    19,  49,  84, 

113,  147,  178;  II:  II,  47>8i,  114,  148,181; 

III:  10,42,  75,  108,  139,  171;  IV:  9,  43, 

77,  108,  138,  175;  V:  12,  46,  77,   133,  179; 

VI:  41,  83,  131,  171  :  VII:  30,  87,   136; 

VIII  :  38,  126,  175;  IX:  137:  X:  89,  109. 
Norice,  Rev.  Edward,  Will  of,  VIII:  loi. 
Northern  Lights,  IV :  85. 

Northwest  Territory,  Colonization  of  the,  VI:  145. 
Noyes,  Rev.  James,  Will  of,  VII:  17. 
Nurse  Burying  Ground,  Danvers,  VI:  156. 
Nurse,  Rebecca,  Home  of,  IV:  135. 

"  Old  Folks'  "  Concerts,  III:  73. 

Old  Home,  The,  III:  121. 

Osgood,  Christopher,  Will  of,  IV:  37. 

Osgood,  John,  Will  of,  IV:  170. 

Otis,  James,  III:  27. 

Parrot,  Francis,  Will  of,  IX :  66. 

Parsons,  Rev.  Jonathan,  III:  145. 

Passaconaway,  V:  87. 

Passengers  for  New  England,  IV:  137. 

Patch,  James,  Will  of,  VII:  175. 

Payne,  Thomas,  Will  of,  II:  10. 

Peabody,  Rev.  Oliver,  IX:  23. 

Peabody  Mills,  Old,  Topsfield,  I:  109. 

Pease,  Margaret,  Will  of,  II:  38. 

Peasley,  Joseph,  Will  of,  IX:  123. 

Pequot  Soldiers,  III:  119. 

Perkins  Gravestone,  Boxford,  IV:  24. 

Perkins,  John,  Will  of,  IX:  45. 

Perkins  Papers,  Ancient,  III:  54. 

Pickering,  John,  Will  of,  VII:  74. 

Pike,  John,  sr..  Will  of,  V:  156;  IX:  64. 



Pike,  Robert,  IV:  113. 
"  Pilgrim  Stranger,"  The,  V:  7. 
Pioneer,  The,  VI:  171. 
Pioneers,  God's,  X:  79. 
Piscataqua,  IX:  191. 
Piscataqua,  Pioneers,  IX:  191. 
Pollard,  George,  Will  of,  II:  132. 
Poplars,  Lombardy,  II :  61. 
Porter,  Hathorne,  1 :  125. 
Porter,  Samuel,  Will  of,  VIII:  loi. 
Prescott,  IV:  151. 

Prescott,  William  Hickling,  IV:  151. 
Preston  Burying  Ground,  Danvers,  VI:  75. 
Prince  Burying  Ground,  Danvers,  VI :  76. 
Pump,  The  Town,  V:  71. 
Pump,  The  Old  Town,  V:  71. 
Purchase,  Thomas,  of  Pejepscot,  X:  132,  167. 
Putnam  Burying  Ground,  Danvers,  VI:  76. 

Quakers,  Persecution  of,  in  Essex  County,  I:  135. 

Queries,  i-io,  I:  16;  11-14,  I:  34;  15-21,  I: 
52;  22-36,  I:  66;  37-53,  I:  86;  54-68, 
I:  loi;  69-74,  I:  118;  75-79,  I:  134;  80-93, 
I:  149;  94-104,  I:  166;  105-115,  I:  181; 
116-123,  I:  197;  124-129,  II:  15;  130-132, 
II:  32;  133-141, 11:  50;  142-147. 11:  68 ;  148- 
152,  II:  85;  153-158,  II:  loi;  159-165,  II: 
117;  166-168,  II:  133;  169-171,  II:  150; 
172-177,  II:  166;  178,  179,  II:  182;  180-183, 
II:  200;  184-188,  III:  16;  189-196,  III:  32; 
197-202,  III:  48;  203-208,  III:  64;  209-211, 
III:  80;  212-215,  III:  96;  216-219,  III:  112; 
220-228,  III:  128;  229,  230,  III:  144;  231- 
238,  III:  159;  239-242,  III:  176;  243-252, 
III:  193;  253,  254,  IV:  16;  255-260,  IV:  32; 
261-264,  IV:  48;  265-269,  IV:  64;  270-280, 
IV:  80;  281-290,  IV:  95;  291-296,  IV:  112; 
297,  298,  IV:  128;  299-302,  IV:  144;  303- 
307,  IV:  159;  308-313,  IV:  176;  314,  315, 
IV:  192;  316-320,  V:  16;  321,  322,  V:  32; 
323,  324,  V:  48;  325-329,  V:  64;  330-334. 
V:  80;  335,  336,  V:  96;  337-342,  V:  144; 
343.  344,  V:  192;  345-352,  VI:  48;  353-365, 
VI:  95;  366-383,  VI:  143;  384-386,  VI:  191; 
387-406,  VII:  46;  407-421,  VII:  94;  422, 
423,  VII:  143;  424-427,  VII:  188;  428-433, 
VIII:  47;  434-436,  VIII:  96;  437-439.  VIII: 
143;  440,  441,  VIII:  191;  442-444,  IX:  47; 
445-448,  IX:  95;  449,  450,  IX:  143;  451, 
452,  IX:  191;  453,  454,  X:  48;  455-459.  X: 
92;  460-463,  X:  144;  464,  465,  X:  191. 

Quilter,  Mark,  Will  of,  V :   70. 

Rea,  Daniel,  Will  of,  X:  130. 

Receipt,  Ancient,  I:  65. 

Research,  Charm  of,  I:   150. 

Revolution,  Letters  of  the,  I:  46. 

Revolution,  Soldiers  and  Sailors  of  the,  I:   7,  31, 

63,  loi,  130,  157,  195;  II:  23,  67,  97,   128, 

165;  III:  28;  IV:  105;  V:  10,   174;  VI:  31; 

80,  116,  164;  VII:  84,  126;  VIII:  133,  179; 

IX:  178;  X:  182. 
Reyner,  Humphrey,  Will  of,  VIII:    105. 
Rifle,  The  Old,  VII:  128. 

Ringe,  Daniel,  Will  of,  X:  75. 
Robinson,  John,  Will  of,  VII:  125. 
Rockport  Baptisms,  1 755-1808,  II:  151,  189. 
Rofe,  Thomas,  Will  of,  VIII:  164. 
Rogers,  Rev.  Ezekiel,  Will  of,  IX:   105. 
Rogers,  Rev.  Nathaniel,  Will  of,  IX:  6c. 
Rolfe,  Henrv,  Will  of,  I:  65. 
Rolfe,  Hono'r,  WUl  of,  IV:  137. 
Row,  John,  Will  of,  X:  130. 
Rowley,  Deaths  in,  I:  176. 

Sabbath  Day  Reminiscences,  III:  87. 

Salem,  V:  15. 

Salem,  Part  of,  in  1700:  No.  i,  II:  167,  III:  15; 
No.  2,  III:  65;  No.  3,  IV:  17;  No.  4,  IV  • 
97;  No.  5,  IV:  161;  No.  6,  V:  33;  No.  7, 
V:  145;  No.  8,  VI:  97;  No.  9,  VI:  148;  No. 
10,  VII:  18;  No.  II,  VII:  67;  No.  12,  VII: 
116;  No.  13,  VII:  160;  No.  14,  VIII:  20; 
No.  15,  VIII:  66;  No.  16,  VIII:  113;  No. 
17,  VIII:  152;  No.  18,  IX:  37;  No.  19,  IX: 
72;  No.  20,  IX:  114;  No.  21:  IX  :  162;  No. 
22,  X:  21;  No.  23,  X:  60;  No.  24,  X:  114; 
No.  25,  X:  152. 

Salem,  Commercial  History  of,  I :  i. 

Salem  Farmers,  Petition  of,  II:  27. 

Salem  Grant,  A,  II:  117. 

Salem  and  Ipswich  Bounds,  I:  127. 

Salem  Quarterly  Court  Records  and  Files,  III:  81, 
126,  156,  188;  IV:  23,  58,  88,  123,  152, 
184;  V:  26,  55,  88,  120,  169;  VI:  24,  78, 
107,  158;  VII:  23,  81,  129,  176;  Vni:  82, 
168;  IX:  61,  154. 

Salisbury,  Grantees  of,  IV:  154. 

Salisbury  Plains  Cemetery,  I:  167,  190;  II:  30. 

Salisbury  Point  Cemetery,  1 :  28. 

Sallowes,  Michael,  Will  of,  II:  no. 

Samplers,  III:   138. 

Sanders,  John,  Will  of,  1 :  133. 

Saratoga,  Battle  of,  1777,  II:  7. 

Satchwell,  John,  Will  of,  II:  142. 

Scarlet,  Anne,  Will  of,  I:  100. 

Schoolhouse,  The  Old,  VI:  113. 

Schoolmaster,  The,  IV:  55. 

Scott,  Thomas,  Will  of,  V:  92. 

Scudder,  Thomas,  Will  of,  VII  :  125. 

Scullard,  Sameul,  Will  of.  III:  26. 

Sea,  Lost  at,  V:  157. 

Sethick,  Lawrence,  Will  of,  VII:  166. 

Shadowy  Past,  The,  IV :  39. 

Shoemakers,  The,  V:  53. 

Shoemaking,  V:  53. 

Sideboard,  The  Ancient  Putnam,  I:  181. 

"  Simple  Cobler  of  Agawam,"  IV:   177. 

Smith,  Hugh,  Will  of,  VIII:  149. 

Smith,  James,  Will  of,  IX:  161. 

Smith,  John,  Will  of,  X:  31. 

Smith,  Samuel,  Will  of,  I:  44. 

Smugglers,  The,  II:  109. 

Smugglers,  Informers  of,  II  :  109. 

Snow  Bound,  III  :  149. 

Soldiers  and  Sailors  of  the  Revolution.     See  Rev- 
olution^ Soldiers  and  Sailors  of  the. 

Spencer,  John,  Will  of.  III:  170. 


Spinning  Bees,  I:  51 ;  IV:  38;  X  :  136. 

Spinning  in  the  Olden  Time,  1 :  87. 

Spring  Storm,  A,  VIII:  78. 

Stevens,  William,  Will  of,  V :  30. 

Stone  Walls,  The  Old,  1 :  25 ;  VII :  80. 

Storm  of  1635,  The  Great,  I  :  93. 

Storm  of  OctolDer  20,  1770,  VIII :  79, 

Storm,  A  Spring,  VIII  :  78. 

Suffolk  County  Deeds,  volume  I,  IX  :  97;  volume 

11,  X:  134. 
Symonds,  Mark,  Will  of,  VIII:  58. 
Symonds,  Samuel,  jr.,  Will  of,  V:  58. 

TaUor,  The,  III:  7. 

Tailors  in  the  Olden  Time,  III :  7. 

Thanksgiving  Day,  IV:  171. 

Thanksgiving  Proclamation,  1768,  IV:  171. 

Thorne,  John,  Will  of,  II :  74. 

Throat  Distemper  in  Haverhill,  1 :  10. 

Tibbott,  Walter,  Will  of,  IV:  117. 

Time,  Computation  of,  IV:  65. 

Toppesfield,  England,  VII:  61. 

Topsfield,  Settlement  of,  II:  95. 

Topsfield  in  1800,  V:  97. 

Tradition,  VIII:  97. 

Training  Day,  II :  23. 

Travers,  Henry,  Will  of,  VIII:   159. 

Tresler,  Mrs.  Ellinor,  Will  of,  VI :  III. 

Varnam,  George,  Will  of,  IV:  9. 
Village,  The  Deserted,  I:  43. 
Voyaging,  Early,  I:  93. 

Wadsworth  Burying  Ground,  Danvers,  VI:  19. 
Wake,  William,  Will  of,  V:  132. 
Walls,  The  Old  Stone,  I:  25;  VII:  80. 
War,  Abraham,  Will  of,  V:  163. 
,Ward,  Mrs.  Alice,  Will  of,  VI:  107. 
Ward,  John,  Will  of,  VI:   114. 
Ward,  Nathaniel,  IV:  69. 
Watch  of  the  Wines,  The,  II:  187. 
Weaver,  The  Old,  II:  93. 
Weaving,  Early,  II:  93. 
Wellman  House,  Lynnfield,  III:  121. 
West  Gloucester,  Ancient  Cemetery  at,  IX:  152. 
Whipple,  Matthew,  Will  of,  III:  35. 
White,  Lilly,  IV:  103. 
Whittingham,  John,  Will  of,  III:  184. 
Wickes,  Thomas,  Will  of,  VI:  165. 
Will,  The  Reading  of  the,  II:  175. 
Williams,  George,  Will  of,  VI:  22. 
Williams,  Marie,  Will  of.  VI:  23. 
Wills,  Our  Fathers',  I:  159.         • 
Winter  of  1 716-7,  III:  149. 
Winter  of  1 740-1,  VII:  29. 
Winter  of  1 747-8,  VII:  86. 
Winthrop,  John,  The  Younger,  VI:   74. 
Witter,  William,  Will  of,  X:  20. 
Wives,  The  Watch  of  the,  II:  187. 
Woodman,  Richard,  Will  of.  III:  72. 
Woods,  Obadiah,  of  Ipswich,  VIII:  164. 

Yongs,  Christopher,  Will  of,  II:  188. 









The  Essex  Antiquarian. 

Vol.  X. 

Salem,  Mass.,  January,  1906. 

No.  I, 



This  old  burying  ground  was  the  rear 
portion  of  the  lot  of  land  upon  which 
stood  the  first  meeting  house  in  the  East 
parish  of  Bradford,  now  Groveland,  and 
the  first  person  buried  in  it  was  Martha, 
wife  of  Samuel  Hale.  The  burial  occurred 
in  June,  1723.  Additions  to  the  lot  have 
been  made  since.  The  following  are  all 
the  inscriptions  to  be  now  found  in  the 
cemetery  bearing  dates  prior  to  1800. 

In  Memory  of 
Susanna  daughter 
of  M'^  Stephen 
and  M"  Susanna 
Adams  who  died 
Nov'"  the  10^  1776 
in  the  8^  Year 
of      her      Age. 

1766  IN  THE  5i«* 

WHO      DIED      OCT 










Son  OF  lOHn  & 
HannaH  A  t  Wo  o  D 

is'""  1733  AGED 
3  WEEKS  &  3  DaYS. 

Joseph  Atwood, 

departed  this     life, 
April     10'*    1799* 

^tat.      77. 

DIED  lUNe  Y«  3rd 
1725  DAUGHtER 
OF  lOHN  & 
She  BEING  5 
DAYS       OULD 

the  DaUGHtER  OF 
M'^  lOHn  &  HannAH 
SEPtmBER  the  4***  1735 
AGED  2  MOntHS  & 
28      DAYS      OLD 

OF  M'  JOSIAH  & 
30  1765  IN  Y«  16 


Memento  mori 
Sacred  to  the  Memory 
of  M^'  Abigail  Bacon, 

Confort  of 
M     Jofiah      Bacofif 
who     Departed     this 
Life  February,  the  21  f 
AX)     1788,     in     the 

65^''  year  of 
her  Age. 

Thefweet  Remembrance  ofthejujt 
Shall  Jlourifh  when  /he  fleeps  in  duft. 

the  BODY  OF  Mr 
lOSIaH  BaCon 

lAnUARY  the  26 
1732     &     In     the 



YEa  R      OF 
HIS     AGE 

the  BODY  OF 

HAnnAh  the 

WIFE  OF  m  r 
WHO  Died 

m  A  R  C  H     the    3^^ 
1733     AGEd      52 

THE  17^  1757  IN 
THE  76^  YEAR 
OF        HER         AGE 

N  O  U«  19  1748 
IN  THE  73  YEAR 
OF      HIS       AGE 

OF  M"^  I  AMES  ANd 
AUGUST  20,  1747 
OF       HIS      AGE 

^Vettvento  n^^j,^ 


In  Memory  of  Mr" 
Abigail  Balch  the 
Second  wife  of  the 
Rev'i  M"^  William 
Balch  who  Died 
April  the  10*^  1793 
and  in  the  88*^ 
year     of     her    Age 

Here  lies  John  Balch 

first  Son  of  M""  John 

cs*  M^^  Eunice  Balch 

who  Died  July  y^  12^* 

1786   Aged  2    years. 

He^s  gone  while  in  the  morn  of  life, 
A  stranger  quite  to  wrath  ^^  strife 
With  virtue  blooming  from  his  breaft 
To  tajte  thefweets  of  endlefs  reft 

WIFE  OF  Y^  REV<i 
M«  W"  BALCH, 
1747,  IN  Y«  38*^ 


In  Memory  of  the 
R  e  v^  M^  William 
Balch  the  First  Pastor 
of  the  Church  in 
this  Place,         who 

Departed  this  Life, 
Jan^  the  12*^^  AY)  1792, 
and  in  the  ^^^^ 
year  of  his  Age 
and  64*^  of  his  Ministry 


WIFE  OF  M'^ 


OCTOB'^  THE  6*^ 
1775  IN  THE 

4  4^  YEAR 

OF       HER       AGE 



9*^  1775  IN 

THE  48^  YEAR 
































Wife       of 


Stephen   Burbank 

who  died  Sep^ 



782  in  th( 



■  of  her 


BODY      OF      MR 

E  L   E   A   Z   E   R 

DIED  F  E  B« 
14**^  1759  IN 
THE  77**^  YEAR 
OF      HIS        AGE 

WHO  DIED  MAY  6^^ 
1753  IN  THE  35^1^ 

2  6^^  I  7  7  I  AND 
IN  THE  87^ 

SUSAnnh  the 
DAUGH  ter  O  F 
mr  Timothy  & 
Died  mAy  the 
26  1736  AGEd 
9  months 



MARCH  7  1757 
IN  THE  48'^ 


Memento  mori 

.    In  Memory  of 
M^^  SusANN*  Carlton 

the  wife  of 

M^  Phinehas  Carlton 

who  Died  March  the 

30*^v4D  1782  in  the  42'^ 

year  of  her  Age. 


the  Son  OF 
Dr  EZEKIEL        & 

C  HASe  BORn 
Y«  i2th  1735. 


DIED  DECEMr  25  1736 
AND  28         DAYS 

In  Memory  of 

Alice  Cloughy  daught^ 

of  M^  Daniel  b* 

J/r«  Abigail  Clough 

who  died  Jan,  y^  i,  1792, 

Mtat  3. 

In  Memory  of 
M''^  Sarah  Dakin, 

Confort  of 
M*"  Juftus  Dakin  f 

^tai.  54. 

who  died  Sep-  3'^^ 

Sacred  to  the 
Memory  of  Patty^ 
daughter  of  M^ 
Stephen  ^  M"-' 
Betty  Danford  who 
died  May  y^  9*^ 
AT)  1787  jEtate,  15 

Memento  mori 

In  Memory  of 
M^*  Mehitabel  Dutch, 
Confort  of 
Rev^  Ebenezer  Dutch, 
who  departed  this  life, 
December  y*^  29''*  AVt  1794 
Mtat.  33. 
The  memory  of  the  Juft  is  blefsed. 
Blefsed  are  the  dead  which  die  in  the  Lord 
that  they  may  reft  from  their  labors. 
Willing  rather  to  be  abfentfrom  the  body^ 
and  to  be  prefent  with  the  Lord. 
This  mortal  fhall put  on  immortality. 


In  Memory  of 

Tijs  Sally  Foster, 

daughter  of  M^  Stephen  &* 

J/^«  Rebecca  Fofter,  who 

died,  July,  1 7  '^  ^  7  9  7  >  ^tat.  2  2 

Why  fhould  we  ftart  and  fear  to  die? 

What  timorous  worms  we  mortals  are! 
Death  is  the  gate  of  endlefsjoy. 
And  yet  we  dread  to  enter  there. 
Jefus  can  make  a  dying  bed     ^ 
Feel  f oft  as  downy  pillows  are 

While  on  his  breaft  I  lean  my  head 
And  breathe  my  life  outfweetly  there. 


2**^         1723  AGED  36 


In  Memory  of 
Mi«  Elizabeth 
George  Who 
Died  March 
The  16  1784 
In  the  53  Year 
of     her     Age 

^tb      1746      IN      THE 



HIS     AGE 




DE«    y« 

3^    1765 


y^    7  3^ 






In  MEMorY  OF 
Mr«  H  A  N  N  A  h 
the  W  I  D  O  W  Of 
DIED  OCt  The  23 
1777  In  The  49^ 
YEar    Of    her    AGE 

30*^  1760  AGED 
I    YEAR,    8    MONT' 

THE  2  s^^  1766 
AND      IN       THE 



HIS     AGE 


the  BODY         OF 

OCtobEr  the  27  & 
IN  1724  IN  THE 
2  2°'iYEAR0F  HER  AGE 

lUNE  Y«  14,  1723  &  IN 
Y«  47/-^  YEAR  OF  HER  AGE.* 

*A  half-tone  engraving  of  this  stone  appeared  in 
T^e  Essex  Antiquarian^  volume  III,  opposite 
page  192. 

Mrs  M  A  RT  H  A    HALE 
IF     YOU     WILL      LOOK 
IT         MAY         APER 
SHE      WAS    Y«       FORSt 

1745  IN  THE  72 

THE  24^  1770 
71*  YEAR 

OF  HIS         AGE 

HALE     JUN^     WHO 

DIED      JAN'- 


31*       1771 


THE       68^ 


OF      HER 



Son      OF      RICHERD 

&       SaRaH 



Y«     13 




4  YEaR 

WHO  DIED  AP"^  8*^ 
1753         AND  IN 


HI  S 


*This  is  the  inscription  on    the    footstone   of 
Mrs.  Hale,  whose  inscription  precedes. 



LIFE  1763 

IN  THE  8  6  YEAR 
OF        HER         AGE 

HERE      LIES       BURIED 

the  body  of 
Cap^  Dan^iel  Hardy 

LIFE  lULY  31  1756 
IN  THE  8  2  YEAR 


8*      1746     IN     THE 



HIS     AGE 



1763  IN  Y«  27^  YEAR 
OF        HER        AGE 


Eliphalbt  Hakdy, 

departed  this  life 

March  25 ''^  1799, 

Mtat.  79. 

Our  years  are  fevinty^  through  ftrength  fourfcore^ 
That  ftrength  foon  fails^  and  we  are  feen  no  more. 
But  oh!  how  few  e'^en  these  fhort  limits  reach^ 
Deaths  gloomy  enfigns  o*er  this  ground  may  teach. 
By  fin  came  death  butjefus  died  for  men^ 
was  bury*d^  and  in  triumph  rofe  again. 
Sinners  repent^  Chriftians  lift  up  your  eyes^ 
Fight  the  good  fight ^  and  win  the  glorious  prife. 

Frederic  Hardy, 

Son  of  M^  Jofhua  h^ 
M  ^^  Mary  Hardy, 
died  March  29'^,  1 798, 
Aged       1 4       months. 

We  fear ce  enjoy  the  balmy  gift ^ 
But  mourn  the  pleasure  gone. 


AH  THE  DAUGht^'^ 
OF  M'^  THOMA" 


ye     J  3th   YEAR 

HER     AGE 

BURIED  the 

lANUARY  the  6 
1729  AGED  46 

SEP*  Y«  29,  1735 
&  IN  Y«  46  YEARE 

In     MEMOrY     OF 
M'^        lEREMIAH 

DIED     IN      THE 
YEAR  1777  WITH 
AGED     64 


In  MEMOrY  Of 
M^  I)  A  U  I  D 
3^  1784  IN 
THE  33d  YEAR 
OF     HER     AGE 

Memento   mori 

Sacred  to 

the  Memory  of 

M^  Joseph  Hardy 

who  departed  this 

LijCy  March  the 

2f^  ^D.  1789,  in 

the  55     year 

of  his  Age. 


1765  IN  THE  22 
YEAR   OF    HIS    AGE 



TImOthY  ANd 

y«  1"*  1736  AGED 
ON  YEAR  5   raont 

DIED  lENUARY  the  11*^ 
1726  OR  7,  AGED  84 

HaRDY  the  WIFe 
lUnr  WHO  DIED 
APRIL     Y«    16    1730 

&       IN  Y«  2  7,^^ 


the  BODY        OF 

OF  WILLIam  & 
HannaH  HaRDY 
ye  16*^  1736  In  the 
19*1^  YEAR  OF  HER  AGE 

the  BODY  OF  MaRCIE 
HaRDY  the  DaUGHtER 
OF  DanlEL  &  MaRtHa 
nOUEMBER  the  14  1730 
&  In  y«  25*^  YEaR 
OF        HER       AGE 

Here  Lies  Buried 
The  Body  of 
M^  Ioseph  Hardy 
iun'^  Who  Died 
Nou^      26     1745 

in  the  54  YEAR 
OF  his  AGE 



THE       BODY 

OF      MR** 

MARTHA          Y® 

WIFE        OF 

Cap*  Daniel 


DIED      FEB'^y 

24    1745 

IN         Y®        6  6 


OF                HER 




WHO       DIED       MAY 

THE      I  9» 
I N     Y«     59 
OF       HER 


I  7  7  I 






N     A 

T     H     A 


HARDY        WHO 




17  44 








WHO  DIED  SEP*  23 
1746  IN  THE  es**^ 


THE        SON        OF 

HARDY     W  HO 



1733    IN   THE  12 


In  Memory  of 

Mr.  Stephen  Hardy, 

who  died 

Ded^  22"^  1793, 

in  the  81*'  year 

of  his   age. 


WHO       DIED 




I  4^ 







In  Memory  of 
Liuet*  Moses 
H  a  r  r  i  m  a  n 
Who  Died 

August  the 

2  ^  1784  in 
The  48^  Year 
of      his      Age 




Aug.  24,  1785 

Ml  47. 

A  tender  husband^  father  dear^ 
A  much  lamented  friend^  lies  here. 
When  Christ  returns  to  call  him  forth ^ 
The  rising  day  will  show  his  worth. 

the  BODY  OF 
I O  H  N  H ARt 

13  1737  IN 

Y«  25  YEAR 

OF  HIS         AGE 

22^  1771  IN 
THE  24^  YEAR 
OF    HER    AGE 



loh  1778  DiKD  IN 
the  3^  YEAr 

OF         HER        AGE 

the  BoDY  OF  EnSIGn 

the  9th  1730  IN  Y« 
49   YEaR   OF  HIS   AGE 

Sacred        to  the 

Memory  of  M^* 
Mary  Hopkinson, 
Confort  of  M^ 
Ebenezer  Hopkinson^ 
who  died  May  y^  25'^ 
AV>.  ijSSftn  the  ^1^ 
year      of     her    Age. 

the  BODY  OF 

NathanaEL  HOPKIn 

SOn        WHO  DIED 

lUNE      Y«      4th      1733 




YEaR     OF     HIS     AGE 

POLLEY  thE  Dat^ 
AND  M"  Mary 
DIED     0Q\^     THE 



1778    In     ThE 
YEar         OF 



2^  1 77 1  IN 
22^  YEAR 
HIS         AGE 

Memento  mori 

In  Memory  of  Enfign 

Samuel  Hopkinson 

who  Departed  this 
Life  February  the  t^ 
AV>  1785  in  the6^^^ 

year  of  his  Age, 

the  BODY  OF  M" 
the  24^^  1732  &  In 
the    80    FIRSt    YEaR 




THE  23d  1771  IN 
THE  18^  YEAR 
OF        HIS        AGE 


WHO  DIED  MAY*  16 
174  t  IN  Y«  32°^ 
YEAR    OF    HER    AGE 

*The  name  of  the  month  is  uncertain. 
tThe  stone  is  broken  here. 



the  BoDY  OF  HannaH 
lanUARY  the  8 
1732  &  In  \®  67 

Memento  mori 

In  Memory  of 
M'^  Benjamin  ^kqyjY&jJun^ 

who  departed  this  life, 
Nov'^  y  lAf^^  AT)  1793 
/Etat.  23. 

Behold  and  fee  all  that  pa fs  by^ 
As  you  are  now  fo  once  was  /, 
As  I  am  now^  youfoon  muft  be^ 
Prepare  for  death  and  follow  me. 

In  Memory  of 
Silas  The  Son 
of  M'^  Benjamin 
and  Mr*  Judith 
Jaques  who  died 
June  the  27^  i  7  7  6 
^       year 





In        Me  m  0  ry 
of      Silas    Jaques 
fon  of         M^ 

Benjamin  &* 

M^^  Judith 

Jaques  who  died 
aug  y^  12,  1787  in 
Y^  9  year  of  his  age. 

In         Memory  of 

Betfey  Jewett  daughter 
of  Dr.  Seth  &*  M'>'» 
Abigail  Jewetty         who 

died  June  y^  11*'^  AD,  1791, 
Aged  16  months  6^*  15  days. 

She  was  a  blefsing  here  keloiv^ 
A  lovely  kind  and  p  leaf  ant  child 
Her  foul  now  free  from  fin  and  woe 
Twill  serve  its  Make>-  undefld 
Her  fleeping  duft  sha'l  reft  in  peace 
Till  sun  and  moon  their  courses  ceafe. 

the  BODY  OF 

the       4*^        1727        & 
IN      the      24      YEAR 


if  1 75 1  IN  Y«  87*^ 


1747     IN     THE 







FEARUARY  3  1744 
IN  THE  72  YEAR 
OF         HER         AGE 


DIED  JUNE   THE    12*^ 


A     D 






the  BODY  OF  Mr" 
H  A  n  n  a  H  KEmBaLL  Y« 
NOUmBER  Y«  26  1731  & 
In  the  33  YEaR  OF  HER  AGE 



the  BODY  O  F 
MaRTHA  i«^  y«  WIFE 
HOPKInSOn  A  n  D 
THEn  WIFE  To  Mr 
WHO       DIED       MAY 


22,           I 



t  h  e 







FEBRUARY  THE-i7-i752 

23  YEAR  OF 

HIS      AGE 



M"^  MOSES  AnD 

KInScon  WHO 

1 781  AGED  3  MOnth« 

In  Memory  of 

Abigail  Day  Mitchely 

daughter  of  M*'  Jofeph 

b*  M"-'  Rebecca  Miichel, 

who  died  Dec,  2j^^  i794-i 

^tat  2. 

Benjamin  Mitchel 
son  of  Capt.  Day  &* 
M^^  Susanna  Mitchel^ 
died  Dec. 

^taU  5. 

13*^  1794 

KInSCOn  Son  OF 
M"  D  O  r  O  T  H  Y 
KInScon  WHO 
DIED  lUnE  Y«  3 
1780  AGED  3  YEA' 
6     MOnthS      12DS 

Memento  mori 

In  Memory  of 

'W^  Rebecca  Mitchell, 

Contort  of 

M""  Jofeph  Mitchell 

who  died  Feb^ 

the  19*^  AD.  1792 

/Etat.  26 

26**  1771  IN 
THE  26^  YEAR 
OF    HER    AGE 

Mrs.  Susanna  Mitchel, 

Confort  of 
'    Capt,  Day  Mitchel^ 
died  June  3^  1798, 
Mtat,  41. 
The  eye  which  hath  feen  me, /hall fee  me  no  more. 

William  Mitchel, 
fon  of  Capt  Day  &* 
M^'  Susanna  Mitchel 
died  June  23,  1796, 
aged  2  years. 


















jie«v«^*^    % 

SOn  OF  M^  SAMU^ 
3^  1781  IN 

THE  2 1  YEar 
OF      HIS      AGE 

Herg  lie 

Interred  the  Remains 

of  M^*  Phebe  Mulliken, 

Relict  of 

M"^  Jofeph  Mulliken, 

who  departed  this  life, 

October  the  13*^  ^D.  1790, 

/Etat.  82. 


FEBRy  y^ii^  1774 
IN  THE  85^ 


In  Memory  of 
two  Children  of  M''  W' 
&>  M^^  Mehitabel  Palmer 



died  Noiy  y^ 

icjth  1783 

aged  g  months 


died  July  ye 

dth  1 7^3  a^ed 

2  years  dr'  6  ms. 

THE     BODY     OF     m' 

Samuel     Palmer 


THIS       LIFE       DEC* 

i8*^       1758       IN 

Y*         73        YEAR 

WIFE  OF  M"^ 
LIFE  JULY  3   1758 


ye    30th    YEAR 
HER       AGE 

William  Palmer 
died  Jan.  j^^  ^T97i 
yEtat.  2. 

Mofes  Palmer 

died  June  2^  1800, 

^tat.  3. 

Children  of  Mr.  William  &  Mrs.  Mehitabel  Palmer. 


1762  IN  THE  77 

In  Memory  of 

M^  Abraham  Parker, 

who  departed  this  life, 

December  2^  1795, 

Mtat.  76. 



In  Memory  of 

M^^  Anna  Parker, 

Confort  of 

M^  Willia  m  Pa  rker  JwnT  ^ 

who  died.,  Dec^  19*^^  1796, 

Mtat,  22. 

As  from  the  earth  atjirft  I  came^ 
Now  to  earth  I  turn  a^ain 
Nature  has  called  for  its  due; 
Ended  frail  life.,  my  days  were  few, 
Paufe  young  and  old  as  you  pafs  by., 
And  o'er  this  urn  do  c aft  your  eye. 
Remembering  that  your  days  in  time 
Kindly  arejix^d  by  power  divine., 
Even  as  God  made  us  of  clay, 
Renounce  the  world  his  call  obey. 

Jn      Memory       of 

Benjamin   fon     of 

J/»-  Mofes  (Sr-  J/^» 

Sarah  Parker 

OB  OcLy^  6  1793 

^tat     9     months. 

This  tender  flower  of  heavenly  hue 
Mid  thorns  of  fin  &"  forrow  blew., 
But  kindly  plucked,  to  heaven  tis  borne 
And  in  an  angels  bofom  worn. 

Memento  mori 

Sacred  to 

the  Memory  of 

M'^^  Ednah  Parker, 

Confort  of 

Lieu^  Re  tier  Hathorn  Parker^ 

who  Died,  November,  the 

26'^  AV>.  1788,  in  the  44*^ 

year  of  her  Age, 

Prudent.,  modeft,  frugal  dr*  kind, 
A  Wife.,  A  Mother.,  and  real  friend: 
In  life  and  Death  to  God  refign'd; 
True  teft  of  A  Heaven-born-mind, 

LIFE  MAY  23  1753  IN  THE 
65*^    YEAR     OF     HER     AGE 



lUN^  DIED  DEe  18  1744 



THE      24 


In  Memory  of   Mifs 
Hannah  Parker 

Daughter      of      Mx 
Broads  treet    ^    M'^^ 
Rebecca  Parker,  who 
Died  Septem^  >®  y^^^ 
1783        aged        25. 

Death  is  a  debt  to  nature  due 
As  I  have  paid  it  fo  muft you. 

In  Memory  of 

John  Eaton  Parker,  fon  of 

M^  Mofes  6f  M^<^  Sarah  Parker, 

who  died  June,  30**  1796, 


Bright  lovely  inoffenfive  youth. 

That  feared  his  God  and  lov*d  the  truth 

A  lovely  rofe  all  in  the  bloom 

The  fweeteft  flower  may  died  at  noon 

0  may  we  live  so  as  to  have 
A  prescious  Jriend  beyond  the  grave 
For  when  God  calls  we  allmuft  go 
To  meet  our  judge  a  friend  or  foe. 


1777  AND  IN 

THE  33^  YEAR 


THE  18^  1 781  In 
THE  64^  YEAR 




j^etrt^''   ^q^ 

Here  lie 


the  Remains  of 

Lieu^   Nathaniel  Parker 

who  Departed  this  Life 

January,  the  5^* 

AX^  1789,  in  the 

72*^     year 

of  his  Age. 

Lieu*  Retier  H.  Parker, 

departed  this  life 

Feb.  2^  1799 

^tat.  52. 

0  ye  whofe  cheek  the  tear  of  pity  ftains^ 
Draw  near  with  pious  reverence  <5r'  attend. 
Here  lies  the  loving  hujband's  dear  remains 
The  tender  father^  dr*  the  generous  friend. 

O  loving  hufband^  tender  parent  dear  ^ 
How  great  our  grief  too  much  for  us  to  bear^ 
Can  we  fuftam  the  lofs  offuch  a  friend 
Without  a  hope  that  we  fhall  meet  again. 

Friends  here  behold  the  fate  of  Adams  race^ 
Ruin' d  in  him  <5r»  dootn'' d  to  fleep  in  duft; 
Yet  made  alive  by  Chrift^  we  fhall  appear 
Before  God^s  throne  in  endlefs  friendship  there. 

This  Stone 


the  Memory  of 

M"^^   Rebecca  Parker, 

Confort  of 

il/**  Broadftreet  Parker^ 

who  Departed  this  Life,  May^ 

the  6*^  AYy  1790  ^tat.  60. 

Sweet  Soul,  we  leave  the  to  thy  Reft: 
T^ enjoy  thy  Jefus  and  thy  God; 
Till  we  from  bonds  of  clay  Releaft^ 
Spring  out^  and  climb  the  fhining  Road. 

While  the  dear  duft,  she  leaves  behind.^ 
Sleeps  in  thy  bosom  facred  tomb; 
Soft  be  her  bed  her  flumber  kind. 
And  all  her  dreams  of  joy  to  come. 

Thomas  Parker, 
fon  of  M^  Mofes    &> 

J/'*«  Sarah  Parker 

died  Nov.  16^^^  i799> 

^tat.  10. 

Here  lies  a  fweet  and  blooming  youth, 
Embleyn  of  innocence  &f  truth 
We  trust  he  is  with  angels  bleft. 
And  in  his  Savours  bofom  refts. 



28  1753  IN  THE 
72  YEAR  OF  HIS   AGE 


xb  ....  IN 







the  BODY  OF 
M  a  R  t  H  a  the  WIFe 



MAY     Y«      4*^ 


IN             the 

5  6 

YEAR          OF 






M'-      JONAS 
WHO       DIED 
THE         2  7*^ 

6  6** 







In  Memory  of 
Mr"  Miriam 
Platts  who 

died  August 
the  19^  1776 
and  in  the 
^  year 

her      Age. 
















the  BODY  OF  Mr 
SaRaH  ROLF  the 
WIFe  of  Mr  EZRa 
FEBRUARY  Y«  23  1728 
IN  Y«  40  FORSt  YEaR 

In   Memory  of 
Mr«  Sarah 

P  atts        Who 
Died      August 





her      Age 

the  BODY  OF 

SaRaH         PUFFER  y« 

DaUGHtER  OF  lOnatHa^ 
WHO      DIED      DECEMB^ 

Y«     4, 


&   In 



In  Memory  of 
M^^  Betsey  Rogers, 
Confori  of 
M'^  Joel  Rogers, 
who   died  January, 
the  itth  ^D   1790, 
in  the  20*^  year 
of  her  Age. 

Mr    Eliphalet   Rollins 


November  S*'^  1799 

^tat.  74. 

Sacred  to 

the    Memory     of 

M^'^  Hannah  Rolings, 

the  wife  of 
M^  Eliphalet  Rolings, 

who    Died  August, 
the    \t^^  AD.    1787. 
in    the   53**  year 
of  her   Age. 



29*^  1753  IN  THE 
25*^  YEAR  OF  HER  AGE 

William  M.  Rollins, 

died  April,  26^  i797> 

Mtat.  19. 



Sacred  to  the  Memory  of 

M'^^  MoLLEY  Russell,  Confort 

of  M^  Peter   Russell  ; 

who  quitted  this  Stage  of  mortality, 
and  pafsed  into  the  world  of  Spirits, 
Octo  1 2th  1783.  in  ye  41^1  Year  of  his  Age 
fupported  by  lively  Hopes  of  entring 
into  the  Joys  of  the  Lord. 

My  flefh  fhall  flumber  in  the  ground^ 
Till  the  laft   trumpet's  joyful  found^ 
Then  burjt  the  grave  withfweet  furprizCy 
And  in  my  Sauiour's  hnage  rije. 

Ceafe  then,  my  friends,  to  mourn,  bid  earth  adieu, 
Loofen  from  hence  the  grafp  of  fond  defire, 
Weigh  anchor,  and  fome  happier  clime  explore. 

Sacred  to 
the  Memory  of 
Thomas  Rujfell  fon 
of  Peter  Ruffell  Efq'' 
6-  M''^  Molly  Ruffell, 
who  Died  Auguft, 
the  12**  ^D.  1787, 
in  the  14*'^  Year 
of      his        Age 



LIFE  NOU»  14  1 761 
IN  THE  70  YEAR 
OF         HER         AGE 

^ti^  1756  IN  Y« 




In  Memory  of 
Anna  Savory  Daugh^ 
of  M'^  William  c^" 
M  *"*  Mary  Savory 
who  Died  Novemb'^ 
the  7''^  1783  Aged 
16  months  6^  15  days 

OCTOBER  THE  I  1781, 
AnD  In  THE  3i«t 
YEAr     OF     HEr     AGE 

In        Me  m  o  r y         of 

B  e  th  i  a  h      Savory 

daughter  of  Cap^  Thomas 

b*      Mr»    Molly     Savory 

who    died     Ocf 

AD.         1790 

3     years     6r*    7 

Tender  f of  test  infant  mild 
Perfect^  fweeteft  lovelieft  child 
Tranfient  lufture^  beautious  clay. 
Cut  of  by  death  in  early  day. 


In  Memory  of 
Mr"  Mar*y  thte 
widow  of  M"^ 
Thomas  Sauory 
who  died  Nov'^ 
the  10*^  1785  in 
the  82°  year 
of       her       age 

763       IN 




2  4 







Memento  mori 

Sacred  to  the  Memory  of 

Mifs   Sally    Savory, 

daughter  of  M^,  William 

&*  MT^  Mary  Savory  who 

died  Octr  y^  S*^  AD.  1790,  JEtat.  20. 

Ifu/h  my  dear  friends, not  all  your  deepdrawnfighs^ 
Or  tender  groans  can  fnatch  me  from  the  fkies, 
High  heav'n  decrees,  let  not  vain  man  reply 
Or  dare  to  dictate  when  his  jriend  shall  die. 
Impartial fuftice  fnapt  the  vital  thread 
In  my  behalf^  and  gave  m,e  to  the  dead. 


fon  of  M^  Daniel  <2r* 

M^^   Sarah   SHckney, 

died  July   21^  1790, 

aged  7  days. 

fon  of  M^  Daniel 
&*  M^^  Sarah  Siickney, 
died  Jan.  ^*  2^  1 795 , 
aged  1 7  months. 

HERE       LIES 
THE        BODY 


OF      M^ 


LIFE  MARCH  15*^  1 753 
IN      THE       52^"^     YEAR 




the  BODY  OF 
the  WIFE  OF 
WHO  DIED  MAY  ii*'^ 
1737  IN  Y® 
YEAR    OF    HER 




In    Memory    of  two 

fons  of  M^    William 

<5r*  M'^^  Mary  Savofy 

Died       July 
the   lyth  AD 

17         months 
6^      2      days 

the       younger 
Died         april 
the    J2th     AT> 
7777  aged 

ig  days 

In  Memory  of 

Ignatius  Stevens  who  died 

Jan.  5**  1795  Mtat.  4. 

Ah  death  I  couldst  thou  not  fpare  his  youthful 
But  fummon* d him.  fo  early  to  the  tomb, 

Alfo  In  Memory  of 
Jonathan  Stevens  Jun^  who 
died  at  Aux  Cayes,  May,  24^^  i795- 
JEtat,  17. 

In  foreign  climes  alas!  refigns  his  breath. 

His  friends  far  from  him  in  the  hour  of  Death, 

Sons  of  Mr  Jonathan  &  Mrs  Mary  Stevens. 


fon  of  M^  Daniel  &* 

M^^  Sarah  Stickney, 

died  Jan.  y^  lo*'^  ^795  j 

aged  3  years  6^  4  months. 

the         BODY  OF 


the  WIFe  OF 

2nd  J 727  &  In  Y«  44 

In  Memory  of 
Mehetahel  daughter  of 
Cap*  Thomas  <Sr»  M^'^ 
Sarah   Stickney    who 
died  Jan.  22'^    i795f 
/Etat.  14. 




In  Memory  of  M' 

Samuel    Stickney 

who  Departed    this 

Life  December  the 

29*^  ^D  1783  in 

The  ^2^  year 

of  his  Age. 











Stickney  who  died 


the    28^ 



the    63d 







27*^  1769 

IN  THE  76^ 

JUNE  Y»  28*^  1768 
IN  Y«  68**^  YEAR 
OF         HER         AGE 

Memento  mori 

Sacred  to  the 

Memory  of 

Mifs  Bettey  Tenney, 

{daughter  of  Deacon  Thomas 

&*  M^'  Hannah  Tenney)  who 

diedSepf^  f  9*^^  ^D.   1789, 

JEtat,  34. 

Behold  and  fee  you  that  pafs  by 
As  you  are  now  fo  once  was  I 
As  I  am  now  fo  you  muft  be 
Prepare  for  death  and  follow  me. 

lEAnE  TEnnEY 
DIED  SEP*  13  1736 
In  Y«  z^^  YEAR 

In  Memory  of  Deacon 
Phillip   Tenney   Who 
Departed    this     Life 



the     7  7*** 


December     the 
1783      and 



the  DAFtER  OF 
lOnatHan  anD 

WHO  DIED  lUne 
the  22  1736 
&  In  y«  8  YEaR 
OF       HER       AGE 


7  1  7  5  T  IN  THE 

DIED  OCT"^  29 
1745  IN  THE 
76  YEAR  OF 



Dea"^  Jonathan     Tenny 
departed  this  life, 
Feb.  24,  1786 
Mt,    82. 

lEAnE  TEnnEY 
DIED     AUGUSt     t     15 


1736    Iny®   6 



the  Body  OF  MR^ 
the  WIFE  OF  M« 
lONAtHan  TEnnEY 
DIED     APR    *    1739 


SEpT  Y«  8*^  1773 
AGED  Y«  i2*^M0NT^ 

Mifs   Sally   Tenney, 

daughter  of  Deacon    Thomas 

<5r»   M^^   Hannah  Tenney^ 

died  Feb.  3^  1797. 

Mtat.  31. 

A  lecture.,  filent^  but  oj  fovereign  power ^ 
To  vice,  confusion,  and  to  virtue  peace. 
Virtue  alone  has  majefty  in  death. 

lEAnE  T  E  nn  E  Y 
DIED  SEP*  Y«  15 
1736  AGED  IN 
Y«        1 1        MOnTH 

*  Broken. 


l^^  1747^  IN  THE  8 1  ST 
YEAR      OF       HIS       AGE 

the         BODY  OF 

SaRaH  TEnne 

the        WIFE  OF 

DanlEL       TEnne 
WHO      DIED       AUGU 

St         Y« 




Deacon  Thomas  Tenney, 

departed  this  lifey 

July,  2^  1798, 

.tEtat.  67. 

Some  hearty  friend f hall  drop  his  tear 

On  our  dry  bones,  and  fay. 
Theft  once  were  ftrong,  as  mine  appear ^ 

And  mine  m.uft  be  as  they. 

Thus  fhall  our  mouldering  members  teach 
What  now  our  fenfes  learn^ — 

For  duft  and  afhes  loudeft  preach 
Manx's  infinite  concern. 

WHO  D  E  P  a  r  T  E  D 

THIS         LIFE        January 




I  n      THE      70^ 











N  G 



D  EC« 

I  0*^ 

1748    IN 







M"  Martha  Wallmgford, 

ReUct  of 
M^  James  Wallingfordf 
Died,  Feb.  6^^  1799, 
^tat.  82. 



Memento  mori 
In  Memory  of 
M^^  Alice  Wood, 

Confori  of 
M""  Thomas  Wood, 
who  died  Feb,  Y^  23^  i795; 
/Efat.  47. 

THE  26^  1779 
In  THE  89^  YEaR 
OF        HIS        AGE 


DIED  MarcH   THE 
'^         1781  In 



THE      64^ 
OF       HER 

M*"  Moses  Wood, 
departed  this  life 
March,  5*^  i799> 
/Etat,  82. 

Memento  mori 

Sacred  to  the  Memory  of 

j/r«  Ruth  Wood, 

Confort  of  M^  Samuel 

Wood,  who  died  May  the 

15'^^  AD.  1790,  Mtat.  80. 

Hear  what  the  voice  from  heaven  prodai 

For  all  the  piotis  dead^  tns 

Sweet  is  the  favour  of  their  names, 

Andfoft  their fleeping  hed 
They  die  in  Jefus  and  are  blefs^d^ 

How  kind  their  f lumbers  are! 
From  fufferings  and  from  fins  releaf*d, 

And  free'' d  from  evWy  fnare. 
Far  from  this  world  of  toil  and  ftrife, 

They'^re  prefent  with  the  Lord; 
The  labours  of  their  mortal  life 

End  in  a  large  reward. 

Memento  mori 
In  Memory  of 

Af  Samuel  Wood 

who  departed  this  life 

Oct.  y'  2^^  AY>  I  792. 

jEtat.  71. 






0  F 

MRS            SUSANNA 

THE       WIFE       OF 

M'^     JOHN 





2  8 

1759     IN 

ye       33rd 



The  will  of  William  Witter  was  proved 
in  June,  1661.  The  following  is  a  copy 
of  the  original  instrument  on  file  in  the 
office  of  the  clerk  of  courts  at  Salem,  vol- 
ume VI,  leaf  142. 

1659  52 
The  last  will  and  testament  of  william 

witter  being  in  perfit  memory  and  first  I 

commit  my  foule  to  god  who  gaue  it  and 

my  body  to  the  earth  from  whenc  it  was 

taken.     I  giue  to  my  wife  Annis  halfe  my 

lands,  houfing  and  chattels :  but  in  cafe 

fhe  chang  her  name,  I  bequeath  to  her 

but  the  thirds  :  and  to  my  fonn  Jofia  I  giue 

the  other  halfe  of  my  lands,  houfing,  and 

chattels  :  but  in  cafe  my  wife  mary,  then  I 

beqeath  a  duble  portion  to  my  fonn  Jofia 

and  his  mother  my  wife  fhall  haue  but  the 

thirds,  as  aforelaid,  prouided  that  my  fonn 

fhall  not  fell  this  his  inheritanc,  but  in  case 

hee  die  w'^  out  isfeu  :  then  I  will  that  this 

inheritanc  fhall  bee  inftated  upon  Robert 

Burdin  and  my  dafter  Hanna,  for  there 

pofteritis  I  will  my  dafter  Hanna  Burdin 

fhall  have  a  ew,  and  lamb  this  time  twelfe 

mounts  and  I  will  that  my  wife  Annis  bee 

my  fole  executor    in  witnes  here  of  I  haue 

caufed  my  hand  to  bee  fet. 

Robert  Driver  william  witter 

william  Harker 

SALEM   IN    1700.      NO.    i2  2. 




It  stands  in  idle  silence  by  the  way, 

The  bare  old  house,  neglected,  gaunt  and  gray, 

Low  settled  in  the  turf,  yet  reaching  high 

A  sagging  roof-line,  bold  against  the  sky. 
Through  its  uncurtained  windows,  dim  and  small, 
Moonlight  and  sunlight,  both  unheeded  fall; 

Bleared,   sightless  eyes,  whence  life  has  fled 
away ; 

No  hearth  fire's  gleam,  no  cheering  candle  ray 
Looks  forth  at  night.     The  doors  are  barred  and 

The  scuttUng  rats  retreat  will  answering  come 

To  all  who  knock,  welcome  is  there  no  more; 

The  fallen  plaster  on  the  slanting  floor, 
The  unsafe  stairs  and  beams,  the  steps  restrain 
When  peering  eyes  invade  the  still  domain. 

Yet  how  confidingly  wild  roses  press 

Against  the  window  their  pale  loveliness ! 

SALEM  IN  J700.    NO.  22. 


The  map  on  page  23  represents  that 
part  of  Salem  which  is  bounded  by  Essex 
and  English  streets,  the  harbor  and  a 
line  about  midway  between  Carlton  and 
Turner  streets.  It  is  based  on  actual  sur- 
veys and  title  deeds,  and  is  drawn  on  a 
scale  of  two  hundred  feet  to  an  inch.  It 
shows  the  location  of  all  houses  that  were 
standing  there  in  1700. 

Essex  street  was  called  ye  street  or 
highway  in  1668  ;  ye  lane  or  street,  1670  ; 
ye  towne  street,  1701 ;  the  main  street, 
171 1 ;  and  Essex  street,  1797. 

English  street,  which  was  originally 
called  English's  lane,  was  laid  out  by 
Philip  English  over  land  of  himself  and 
the  owners  of  the  lots  shown  on  the  map 
as  bounding  on  the  street  about  1697,  as 
far  as  the  present  Derby  street,  the  di- 
viding line  of  the  lots  having  been  midway 
of  the  street.  That  part  lying  southerly 
of  Derby  street  was  laid  out  by  agreement 
of  the  adjoining  owners,  George  Crownin- 
shield  and  Retire  Becket,  April  13,  1802.* 

Becket  street  is  partly  modern.  The 
ancient  highway  shown  on  the  map  as 
running  near  the  water  existed  from  the 
first  settlement  of  the  town  by  Endecott. 
That  part  of  Becket  court  that  runs  paral- 

•Esscx  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  1 70,  leaf  1 79. 

lei  with  the  water  to  the  foot  of  English 
street  is  the  only  portion  of  it  that  survives. 
A  lane  from  this  highway  to  the  site  of  the 
early  Becket  house  was  laid  out  by  John 
Becket  and  Edmond  Bridges  before  1681 ; 
and  the  same  way  is  still  in  use.  When 
John  Becket  conveyed  the  Samuel  Phippen 
lot,  Sept.  15,  1675,  he  described  it  as 
being  bounded  easterly  by  "  the  highway 
that  shall  be  backward  through  the  whole 
breadth  "  of  the  grantor's  homestead.* 
July  2,  1675,  Mr.  Becket  called  it  "a 
particular  highway  of  ye  said  Becket."* 
When  Philip  Cromwell  purchased  the  lots 
of  the  Estate  of  Edmond  Bridges  and 
Abraham  Purchase,  he  bought  of  Mr.  Beck- 
et a  right  of  way  from  the  front  side  of  the 
old  Becket  house  to  Essex  street  in  the 
same  place  in  which  it  is  now  located. 
The  deed  is  dated  Feb.  i,  1676,  and  de- 
scribes the  passage  as  "  a  cartway  from 
the  comon  town  street  in  Salem  begining 
its  entrance  from  ye  house  and  ground  of 
Michaell  Combes  on  y®  westerne  side,  & 
Thomas  Sollas,  his  house  &  ground  on  ye 
easterne  side  to  run  through  the  land  of 
ye  said  Beckett,  home  to  the  land  which 
was  formerly  the  land  of  Goodman  Har- 
wood  &  since  the  land  of  Jeremiah  Boote- 
man,  but  now  in  ye  possession  of  ye  said 
Cromwell."t  Mr.  Cromwell  conveyed  the 
Estate  of  Edmond  Bridges  and  Abraham 
Purchase  lots  to  Edmond  Bridges  Sept. 
21,  1680,  and  the  next  day  he  conveyed 
to  him  this  grant  of  a  right  of  way.f 
In  Mr.  Becket's  will,  in  1683,  he  provides 
that  the  lane  shall  be  left  as  "  a  conven- 
ient highway"  "  for  the  use  of  my  children 
to  go  to  the  high  street."  That  part  of 
the  street  from  Essex  street  to  Becket 
court  was  called  the  lane  or  highway  in 
1681 ;  the  lane  or  highway  that  leads  into 
ye  main  street,  1687;  ye  lane  that  runs 
down  by  William  Becket,  sr.'s,  17 16;  a 
byeway  goeing  down  to  Beckets,  1721  ; 
Becket's  lane,  1726;  and  a  lane  leading 
from  ye  main  street  to  Mr.  John  Beck- 
ett's, 1734.  In  1795,  the  street  was  ex- 
tended to  Derby  street,  and  named  Crom- 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  136. 
tEsscx  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  29. 



well  Street.  It  was  first  called  Becket 
street  in  1799,  and  has  ever  since  been  so 
called.  Becket  court,  or  avenue,  as  it  is 
now  called,  has  been  a  highway  since  1 680. 

Carlton  street  was  laid  out  through  land 
formerly  of  Samuel  Carlton  in  or  before 
1 80 1,  when  it  was  called  the  new  highway, 
and  also  the  same  year  Carlton  street, 
which  name  has  ever  since  distinguished 
it.  The  brace  marked  "  b"  on  the  map 
shows  where  it  begins. 

Derby  street  was  laid  out  in  or  before 
1768.  The  braces  marked  "a"  show 
where  it  runs.  It  was  called  a  new  town 
way  in  1768  ;  a  way  leading  from  the  Long 
wharf  to  the  rope  walk,  1770;  the  new 
lane,  1781 ;  Fore  street,  1787  ;  and  Derby 
street,  1799. 

White  street  was  laid  out  in  1770  by 
John  Turner,  esq.  It  was  called  in  1770 
land  of  John  Turner,  esq.,  left  open  for  a 
way  j  and  in  1 7  7 1  a  way  opened  by  John 
Turner,  esq.  The  city  laid  it  out  as  a 
public  way  and  named  it  White  street  July 
8,  1872. 

Blaney  street  was  laid  out  by  Joseph  Bla- 
ney,  esq.,  and  accepted  as  a  public  way  by 
the  town  March  11,  1799. 

The  ancient  way  by  the  water  was  in 
use  until  Derby  street  was  laid  out  about 
1768,  and  some  portions  were  used  a  few 
years  later,  that  portion  now  a  part  of 
Becket  court  being  still  in  use.  The  an- 
cient way  was  called  the  highway  against 
the  South  harbor  in  1664  ;  and  the  way 
by  the  South  river  or  harbor  in  1770. 

The  South  river  or  harbor  was  called  ye 
harbor  in  1659  ;  ^^^  South  harbor,  1664  ; 
Salem  harbor,  1669  ;  ye  sea,  1676 ;  ye  sea 
or  harbor,  1679  ;  the  river,  1682  ;  ye  har- 
bor or  salt  water,  1697;  the  salt  water, 
1706;  and  South  river,  1741. 

The  lots  of  John  Swasey,  Joseph  Swasey, 
William  and  Abigail  Masury  and  Thomas 
and  Mary  Mascoll,  as  shown  on  the  map, 
comprised  the  original  lot  of  Joseph  Swa- 

Samuel  Archard  of  Salem,  carpenter, 
conveyed  to  John  Becket  of  Salem,  ship- 
wright, for  sixteen  pounds,  a  house  and 
three  acres  of  land  behind  it,  lying  between 

land  of  Edward  Harnett  and  Ric :  Lambert, 
April  9,  1655.*  This  lot  included  the 
lots  of  Mary  Webb,  Sarah  Bartoll,  John 
Becket,  Samuel  Phippen,  John  and  Mary 
Marston,  Jacob  Fowle,  Daniel  Webb  and 
Estate  of  Job  Hilliard ,  as  shown  on  the 
map.  The  dwelling  house  stood  on  the 
Mary  Webb  lot  on  the  street,  where  its 
site  is  marked  on  the  map.  This  land 
was  a  field,  called,  in  167 1,  "  Job's  field."t 
In  the  sketches  that  follow,  after  1 700, 
titles  and  deeds  referred  to  pertain  to  the 
houses  and  land  adjoining  and  not  always 
to  the  whole  lot,  the  design  being,  after 
that  date,  to  give  the  history  of  the  houses 
then  standing  principally. 

yohn  Swasey  House.  Joseph  Swasey  of 
Salem,  seaman,  owned  this  lot  and  the 
lots  of  Joseph  Swasey  adjoining,  of  Abigail 
Masury,  and  of  Thomas  Mascoll,  as  early 
as  1658.  Upon  this  lot  he  built  a  dwelling 
house  before  1661.  He  conveyed  the 
house  and  lot  to  his  son  John  Swasey  of 
Salem,  mariner,  April  2,  1689.I  John 
Swasey  died  in  17 —  ;  and  the  house  was 
gone  before  1763,  when  his  heirs  disposed 
of  the  land. 

Joseph  Swasey  Lot.  This  lot  belonged 
to  Joseph  Swasey  as  early  as  1658.  He 
died  in  or  before  1709,  and  his  adminis- 
trator, for  fifteen  pounds,  conveyed  the 
lot  to  Joshua  Tyler  of  Salem,  mariner, 
May  10,  I7i7.§ 

William  and  Abigail  Masury  Lot.  This 
lot  was  owned  by  Joseph  S»vasey  as  early  as 
1658,  and  he  conveyed  it,  in  consideration 
of  love,  to  his  daughter  Abigail  Masury 
and  her  husband  William  Masury  and  to 
the  heirs  of  the  body  of  Abigail  April  21, 
1 688. II  Mr.  Masury  died  before  17 17, 
and  she  continued  to  own  the  lot  in  1734. 
Thomas  and  Mary  Mascoll  House.  This 
lot  was  owned  by  Joseph  Swasey  as  early 
as  1658,  and  he  conveyed  it,  in  considera- 
tion of  love,  to  his  daughter  Mary  Mascoll 
and  her  husband  Thomas  Mascoll  of  Salem, 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  26. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  114. 
IJlEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  24,  leaf  244. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  32,  leaf  137. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  16,  leaf  7. 

Ye      Harbor 

PART  OF  SALEM  IN  1700.     NO.  22. 



mariner,  April  20,  1688.*  Mr.  MascoU 
built  a  house  on  the  lot,  and  they  resided 
there  until  their  deaths,  which  occured 
before  March  10,  172 1-2,  when  adminis- 
tration was  granted  upon  his  estate.  Their 
house  and  land  were  appraised  at  one  hun- 
dred pounds.  The  sons,  John  and  Joseph 
Mascoll,  both  of  Salem,  the  first  being  a 
mariner,  and  the  second  a  shipwright,  di- 
vided the  house  and  lot  between  them  by 
deeds,  Sept.  16,  1729,!  though  an  agree- 
ment to  the  same  effect  had  been  made 
Sept.  8,  1 7 25. J  John  had  the  easterly 
end  of  the  house,  and  Joseph  the  westerly 

John  Mascoll,  for  thirty- three  pounds, 
six  shillings  and  eight  pence,  conveyed 
his  part  of  the  house  and  land  to  Samuel 
Webb  of  Salem,  mariner,  Dec.  6,  i7S4.§ 
Mr.  Webb,  for  forty-six  pounds,  thirteen 
shillings  and  four  pence,  conveyed  his 
part  of  the  house  and  lot  to  William  Cris- 
pin of  Salem,  mariner,  Jan.  29,  1765.II 
Mr.  Crispin,  for  a  similar  consideration, 
conveyed  the  same  estate  to  David  Hil- 
liard  of  Salem,  rope  maker,  Aug.  6,  17 65. IT 
Mr.  Hilliard  died  possessed  of  the  lot  and 
the  east  end  of  the  house  and  the  barn 
before  July  11,  1792,  when  administration 
was  granted  upon  his  estate.  The  half  of 
the  house  and  land  that  belonged  to  it 
were  then  appraised  at  twenty-one  pounds, 
three  shillings  and  four  pence.  His  ad- 
ministratrix, for  one  hundred  and  eighty 
dollars,  conveyed  the  same  estate  to  John 
Becket  of  Salem,  gentleman,  June  5, 
1798  ;**  and  on  the  same  day  and  for  a 
similar  consideration  he  conveyed  it  to 
widow  Martha  Rice  of  Salem  (the  admin- 
istratrix of  the  estate  of  Mr.  Hilliard).** 

The  westerly  half  of  the  house  and  the 
remainder  of  the  lot  were  conveyed  by 
Joseph  Mascoll,  for  one  hundred  and  for- 
ty-three pounds,  to  Zachariah  Curtis  of 

•Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  18,  leaf  9. 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  John  to  Joseph,  book 
55,  leaf  41,  and  Joseph  to  John,  book  52,  leaf  87. 
{Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  47,  leaf  120. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  loi,  leaf  90. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  116,  leaf  62. 
IFEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  bcx)k  150,  leaf  167. 
**£ssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  164,  leaf  80. 

Salem,  cordwainer,  Feb.  11,  1734.*  Mr. 
Curtis  died  possessed  of  the  lot  and  west- 
erly end  of  the  house  before  Sept.  24, 
1763,  when,  for  thirteen  pounds,  six  shil- 
lings and  eight  pence,  his  daughter  Abi- 
gail Curtis  of  Salem,  spinster,  conveyed 
two-fifths  of  the  same  to  Clifford  Crownin- 
shield  of  Salem,  ropemaker,t  Ebenezer 
Curtis  of  Salem,  batter,  son  of  the  de- 
ceased, for  twenty-six  pounds,  thirteen 
shillings  and  four  pence,  conveyed  three- 
fifths  of  the  same  to  Mr.  Crowninshield 
March  30,  1 767.I  Their  widowed  mother, 
Abigail  Curtis  of  Salem,  joined  in  each  of 
these  deeds. 

The  house   was  probably  taken  down 
soon  after  1798. 

Philip  English  Houses.  This  lot  and 
the  John  Carter  lot  constituted  the  home- 
stead of  William  Goose,  who  was  admit- 
ted to  the  church  here  in  1637,  and  who 
died  "many  years"  before  1664,  probably 
in  or  before  1656.  In  1664,  his  widow 
was  distracted  and  unable  to  provide  for 
herself.  The  town  of  Salem  having  been 
at  great  expense  for  her  for  eight  years, 
complained  to  the  court,  which  appointed 
the  selectmen  administrators  of  Mr. 
Goose's  estate  June  28, 1664.  This  house 
(which  had  been  built  prior  to  1661)  and 
the  land  were  then  appraised  at  fifty 
pounds.  The  Goose  house  was  the  one 
located  midway  of  the  lot  on  what  is  now 
English  street.  The  administrators  of  Mr. 
Goose's  estate  conveyed  the  house  and 
eastern  half  of  the  entire  lot  of  Mr.  Goose 
to  John  Clifford  of  Salem,  rope-maker,  Feb. 
28,  1664-5  J§  a°d  the  western  half  of  the 
lot  to  John  Goose  of  Salem,  mariner,  on 
the  same  day.  ||  Mr.  Goose  conveyed  his 
half  of  the  lot  to  Mr.  Clifford  July  23, 
1 666.  II  Mr.  Clifford,  who  had  removed 
to  Lynn,  conveyed  the  Goose  house  and 
lot  to  Jacob  Allen  of  Salem,  mariner, 
Sept.  30, 1693  ;1[  and  Mr.  Allen  conveyed 
the  same  estate    to    Philip    English    of 

•Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  68,  leaf  114. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  112,  leaf  167. 
{Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  117,  leaf  210. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  2,  leaf  123. 
RE^sex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  2,  leaf  126. 
TEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  11,  leaf  12. 

SALEM    IN    1700.       NO.    2  2. 


Salem  July  12,  1697.*  The  house  and  lot 
belonged  to  Mr.  English  in  1702,  but  he 
conveyed  it  away  before  1735,  when  he 
died.  The  next  owners  that  the  writer 
has  found  for  this  lot  are  Joseph  Hilliard 
of  Salem,  rope  maker,  and  his  wife  Rachel. 
They  conveyed  the  lot,  the  house  being 
gone,  to  Clifford  Crowninshield  of  Salem, 
mariner,  June  22,  i74i.t 

That  part  of  this  lot  included  within  the 
dashes  at  the  eastern  corner  of  the  lot, 
which  was  a  part  of  the  Goose  lot,  and 
conveyed  to  John  Clifford  in  1664-5,  was 
conveyed  by  Mr.  Clifford  to  George 
Hacker  of  Salem,  fisherman,  Sept.  5, 
1674.  J  Mr.  Hacker  built  a  house  upon 
the  lot ;  and,  for  sixty  pounds,  conveyed 
the  house  and  lot  to  Jacob  Allen  of  Salem, 
cooper,  Nov.  7,  i677.§  Mr.  Allen,  for 
sixty  pounds,  conveyed  the  same  estate 
to  Philip  English  of  Salem  July  12, 
1697.*  Mr.  English  owned  the  house 
and  land  in  1702;  and  apparently  con- 
veyed it  to  his  son  Philip  English  of 
Salem,  innholder,  before  1735,  when  the 
father  died.  The  house  was  gone  before 
April  24,  1744,  when,  for  ten  pounds, 
Philip  English,  the  son,  conveyed  the  land 
to  Clifford  Crowninshield  of  Salem, 
mariner.  1| 

John  Carter  House,  This  lot  was  a 
part  of  the  William  Goose  homestead. 
He  probably  died  possessed  of  the  lot 
about  1656.  The  selectmen  of  Salem 
were  appointed  administrators  of  his  es- 
tate June  28,  1664;  and  they  conveyed 
the  northeastern  part  of  the  estate,  which 
included  this  lot,  to  John  Clifford  of 
Salem,  rope  maker,  Feb.  28,  16 64- 5. IF 
Mr.  Clifford,  for  thirteen  pounds  and  ten 
shillings,  conveyed  this  lot  to  John  Elwell 
of  Salem,  fisherman,  Nov.  12,  1670.**  Mr. 
Elwell  built  a  house  upon  the  lot ;  and,  for 
sixty-eight  pounds, conveyed  the  house  and 
lot  to  William  Pinson  of  Salem,  fisherman, 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  1 2,  leaf  i . 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  80,  leaf  262. 
J  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  128. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  5,  leaf  18. 
II Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  85,  leaf  113. 
ITEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  2,  leaf  123. 
**Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  7,  leaf  122. 

March  14,  1677-8.*  Mr.  Pinson  (or, 
Pinsent)  became  a  husbandman,  and,  for 
fifty  pounds,  conveyed  the  house  and  lot 
to  John  Carter  of  Salem,  mariner  or  fish- 
erman, Nov.  27,  i686.t  Mr. Carter  died 
possessed  of  the  house  and  land  just  be- 
fore June  26,  17 1 2,  when  administration 
was  granted  upon  his  estate.  The  house 
and  lot  were  then  appraised  at  fifty 
pounds.  Mr.  Carter's  children,  Mary 
Gavett,  and  her  husband  John  Gavett  ot 
Salem,  mariner,  Martha  Clemmons  and 
her  husband  Benjamin  Clemmons  of  Sa- 
lem, Lydia  Crow  and  her  husband  Aaron 
Crow  of  Salem,  and  John  Carter  of  Bos- 
ton, cordwainer,  for  thirty  pounds,  con- 
veyed the  house  and  lot  to  Gilbert  Tapley 
of  Salem  mariner,  Jan.  20,  1726.I  Mr. 
Tapley  died  possessed  of  the  house  and 
lot  before  June  13,  1757,  when  adminis- 
tration upon  his  estate  was  granted.  The 
house  and  land  with  an  outhouse  were 
then  appraised  at  thirty  pounds.  Mr. 
Tapley's  heirs  were  his  daughters,  Eliza- 
beth Cox  and  Mary  Henfield,  and  his  de- 
ceased son  William  Tapley's  son  William. 
How  long  the  house  stood  after  1757  is 
not  known,  but  was  probably  gone  soon 

John  Smith  House.  This  house  and 
lot  were  owned  by  John  Smith  before 
1661 ;  and  it  was  in  the  possession  of 
**widow  Smith'*  in  1664  and  1693.  John 
Smith  owned  it  in  1697  and  1702,  and 
died  possessed  of  the  estate  about  1750. 
The  house  was  gone  before  Aug.  28, 
1756,  when  his  children,  Samuel  Smith  of 
Salem,  fisherman,  widow  Mary  Trask  and 
widow  Elizabeth  Remnant,  both  of  New- 
bury, for  eight  pounds,  conveyed  the  lot 
to  Clifford  Crowninshield  of  Salem,  rope- 
maker,  Aug.  28,  i756.§ 

William  Becket  House,  This  house 
and  lot  were  owned  by  John  Becket  as 
early  as  167 1.  He  died  Nov.  26,  1683, 
at  the  age  of  fifty-seven,  having  devised 
the  house  and  lot  to  his  wife  Margaret  for 

•Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  95. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  12,  leaf  37. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  48,  leaf  213. 
{Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  104,  leaf  25. 



her  life,  and  then  to  his  son  William 
Becket.  William  Becket  lived  here  and 
died  possessed  of  the  house  and  lot  Nov. 
lo,  1723,  aged  fifty-four.  His  estate  was 
divided  among  his  children  in  1732. 
The  eastern  lower  room  of  the  dwelling 
house,  the  inner  cellar,  and  the  western 
half  of  the  flats,  wharf  and  building  yard 
were  assigned  to  the  widow  as  her  dower, 
and  the  remainder  of  the  house,  barn  and 
land  were  assigned  to  his  son  Retire 
Becket.  In  1735,  the  dower  portion  was 
assigned  to  the  deceased's  son  John  Beck- 
et, his  mother  having  died,  probably. 
Mr.  Becket  evidently  purchased  the  inter- 
est of  the  heirs  of  Retire  Becket,  who  had 
died  in  1734.  John  Becket  died  pos- 
sessed of  the  house  and  lot  in  1763,  hav- 
ing devised  the  estate  to  his  wife  Susannah 
Becket.  She  survived  him,  and,  March 
15,  1769,  conveyed  the  western  half  of  the 
house  and  that  part  of  the  lot  and  an  un- 
divided half  of  the  eastern  half  of  the 
house  and  lot  to  her  son  John  Becket  of 
Salem,  shipwright."*  Mr.  Becket  became 
possessed  of  the  remaining  fourth  part  of 
the  house  and  lot,  and  probably  conveyed 
the  house  and  land  around  it  to  his  son 
Capt.  John  Becket  of  Salem,  boat  builder, 
in  1 7  7-.  Mr.  Becket  died  in  1 804 ,  hav- 
ing in  his  will,  devised  the  estate  to  his 
wife  Sarah  during  the  minority  of  his 
children,  and  the  easterly  end  of  the 
house  for  her  life.  He  also  provided 
that  his  son  John  Becket  should  have  the 
house  and  lot  after  the  interest  of  his 
mother  ceased,  at  its  value ;  and  in  case 
he  refused  it,  the  latter's  brother  David 
should  have  the  same  privilege.  John 
Becket  took  the  house  and  lot.  He  died 
in  1 81 6;  and  his  heirs  conveyed  the 
house  and  land  around  it  to  Stephen 
Gauss  of  Salem,  cooper,  by  five  deeds,  as 
follows  :  From  John  I.  Beckett,  carpen- 
ter, Rebecca  C.  Beckett  and  Priscilla  T. 
Beckett,  singlewomen,  all  of  Boston,  and 
widow  Mary  Elizabeth  Brown  of  Andover, 
Y2i>  Nov.  I,  1853;!  from  Samuel  Cook, 
master-mariner,  and  Elizabeth  Becket  of 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  126,  leaf  98. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  487,  leaf  160. 

Boston,  Yzj  Nov.  i,  1853;*  from  William 
T.  Beckett  of  New  York  city,  7^,  Feb. 
21,  1854  ;t  ^rom  Edward  Sampson  of 
Salem,  na^ster-mariner,  and  wife  Ellen 
M.,  mother  and  only  heir  of  Miss 
Ellen  Beckett,  deceased,  by  her  former 
husband  David  Beckett,  deceased,  ^/gi, 
Sept.  7,  1854;!  and  from  Joseph  Beckett 
of  Boston,  mariner,  ^/jj,  Nov.  9,  i854.§ 
Mr.  Gauss  died  April  15,  1891 ;  and  his 
children,  John  D.  H.  Gauss,  Mary  P., 
wife  of  William  F.  Powars,  Martha  K. 
Gauss,  all  of  Salem,  and  Harry  C.  Gauss 
of  Oil  City,  Pa.,  conveyed  the  house  and 
land  around  it  to  James  Roche  of  Salem 
May  26,  1 89 1. II  Mr.  Roche  conveyed 
the  estate  to  Louis  Dembosky  of  Salem 
Aug.  22,  1902  ;1[  and  on  the  same  day 
Mr.  Dembosky  conveyed  it  to  Wecinty 
Hajnoski  of  Salem.**  A  picture  of  this 
ancient  house  as  it  now  appears  is  the 
frontispiece  of  this  number  of  The  Anti- 

Hannah  Sterns  Lot  This  lot  was  a 
part  of  the  estate  of  John  Becket  as  early 
as  167 1,  and  he  died  Nov.  26,  1683. 
His  widow,  Margaret  Becket,  subsequently 
married  Philip  Cromwell;  and  as  widow 
and  executrix  of  Mr.  Becket,  she  conveyed 
this  and  the  Joseph  MascoU  lot,  in  con- 
sideration of  love,  to  her  daughter  Han- 
nah Sterns,  wife  of  Isaac  Sterns  of  Salem, 
March  26,  The  title  remained  in 
her  and  her  children  until  1721.  Mr. 
Sterns  died  in  1692. 

Joseph  Lord  Lot.  This  lot  was  a  por- 
tion of  the  estate  of  John  Becket  as  early 
as  167 1,  and  he  died  Nov.  26,  1683. 
His  widow  Margaret  subsequently  mar- 
ried Philip  Cromwell,  and  as  widow  and 
executrix  of  Mr.  Becket  she  conveyed 
this  and  the  Hannah  Sterns  lot,  in  consid- 
eration of  love,  to  her  daughter  Hannah 
Sterns,    wife    of   Isaac    Sterns  of   Salem, 

*  Essex 



§  Essex 

II  Essex 

IT  Essex 

**  Essex 

t  tEssex 

Registry  of  Deeds,  book  487,  leaf  191. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  490,  leaf  1 15. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  503,  leaf  130. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  503,  leaf  72, 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  1312,  page  395. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  1682,  page  453. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  1682,  page  454. 
Registry  of  Deeds,  book  8,  leaf  42. 

SALEM   IN    1700.      NO.    2  2. 


glazier,  March  26,  1687.*  Mr.  Sterns,  in 
whose  name  the  title  stood,  conveyed  the 
lot  to  Joseph  Lord  of  Salem,  mariner, 
March  29,  1687  ;t  and  Mr.  Lord,  who 
had  removed  to  Boston,  for  eleven  pounds, 
conveyed  it  to  Thomas  MascoU  of  Salem, 
mariner.  May  10,  1700.]: 

Maty  Earthy  Lot.  Edward  Harnet  of 
Salem,  tailor,  and  wife  Eunice  owned  this 
land  as  early  as  1655,  the  dwelling  house 
and  land  constituting  his  homestead ,  and 
conveyed  the  estate  to  Thomas  Solas  of 
Salem  July  20,  i658.§  The  considera- 
tion of  thirteen  pounds  was  payable  in 
English  goods  at  Mr.  William  Brown's 
shop.  Mr.  Solas  (also,  Salloes  and  Sal- 
lowes)  died  in  1663,  possessed  of  the  es- 
tate. The  house  and  lot  were  then  ap- 
praised at  sixty  pounds.  In  the  house 
were  mentioned  a  parlor  and  hall.  The 
estate  descended  to  the  only  surviving 
child,  Mary,  wife  of  John  Earthy  of 
Salem,  mariner ;  and  the  house  was  prob- 
ably gone  before  1700.  Mrs.  Earthy, 
(also,  Arthey)  died  before  Aug.  4 ,  1 7  n , 
when  her  only  surviving  children,  Mary 
Earthy  and  Anne  Earthy,  singlewomen, 
for  forty-five  pounds,  conveyed  the  lot  to 
Benjamin  Gerrish  of  Salem,  merchant.  || 

Jacob  Fowle  House.  Samuel  Archard 
of  Salem,  carpenter,  for  sixteen  pounds, 
conveyed  to  John  Becket  of  Salem ,  ship- 
wright the  dwelling  house  and  three 
acres  of  land  behind  it  April  9,  1655.^ 
Jeremiah  Bootman  of  Salem,  fisherman, 
owned  this  house  and  lot  Aug.  13,  1668, 
when,  for  fifty-five  pounds,  he  conveyed 
the  same,  "  being  the  dwelling  house 
wherein  I  now  live/'  to  Michael  Coombes 
of  Salem.**  Mr.  Coombes  owned  it  as  late 
as  1 68 1  ;  but  no  conveyance  from  him  has 
been  found.  Jacob  Fowle  of  Marblehead, 
sail-maker,  owned  the  house  and  lot 
March  n,  1701,  when,  for  thirty-five 
pounds,  he  conveyed  the  estate  to  John 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  8,  leaf  42. 
t Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  13,  leaf  273. 
4:Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  13,  leaf  278. 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i,  leaf  38. 
II Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  23,  leaf  190. 
^Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  i ,  leaf  26. 
**Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  72. 

Carter  of  Salem,  shoreman.*  Mr.  Carter 
became  a  mariner,  and  died  in  17 12,  pos- 
sessed of  the  house  and  lot,  which  were 
appraised  in  the  inventory  of  his  estate  at 
eighty  pounds.  Sarah  Carter,  his  widow 
and  administrator,  for  one  hundred  and 
fifteen  pounds,  conveyed  the  house,  lean- 
to,  and  land,  where  she  then  dwelt,  to 
Daniel  Bray  of  Salem,  mariner,  July  14, 
1713.1  Mr.  Bray  died  possessed  of  the 
estate  Dec.  — ,  1717.  In  his  will,  he  de- 
vised the  estate  to  his  wife,  Hannah  Bray, 
for  the  period  of  her  widowhood,  and 
then  to  his  children.  William  Mansfield 
of  Salem,  fisherman,  and  wife  Hannah, 
daughter  of  the  deceased,  for  thirteen 
pounds,  six  shillings  and  eight  pence,  con- 
veyed her  fourth  interest  in  the  house  and 
land,  the  widow  having  deceased  probably, 
to  her  three  sisters,  Eunice  Stevens  and 
Elizabeth  IngersoU,  widows,  and  Priscilla 
Bray,  spinster,  all  of  Salem,  Jan.  8, 17574 
The  three  sisters  made  partition  of  the 
house  and  land  around  it  May  17,  1768, 
the  northerly  half  of  the  house  and  land 
next  the  street  being  assigned  to  Eunice 
Stevens  and  the  southerly  end  to  Eliza- 
beth Ingersoll.§  The  house  stood  end  to 
the  street,  and  the  front  door  was  on  the 
western  side  in  the  middle.  Mrs.  Stevens 
removed  to  Windham,  Me.,  and  died  be- 
fore July  14,  1803,  when  her  executor, 
for  five  hundred  and  ten  dollars,  conveyed 
her  half  of  the  house  and  land  around  it 
to  Solomon  Lufkin  of  Salem,  housewright.  || 
Mr.  Lufkin,  for  a  similar  consideration, 
conveyed  the  same  estate  to  Thomas 
Barker  of  Windham,  Me.,  yeoman,  Sept. 
24,  1803.1"  Mr.  Barker  died  before  Aug. 
8,  1 81 5,  when  his  daughter  Polly,  wife  of 

Robert  Wier  (formerly   widow   of   

Smith)  of  Windham,  Me.,  yeoman,  con- 
veyed her  interest  in  the  estate  to  Tyng 
Smith  of  Windham,  Me,,  yeoman.lF  An- 
other daughter  of  Mr.  Barker,  widow  Eu- 

*Essex  Registry  of  Deeds, 
t  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds, 
i  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds, 
§  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds, 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds, 
il  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds, 

book  14,  leaf  103. 
book  26,  leaf  181. 
book  123,  leaf  149. 
book  125,  leaf  65. 
book  177,  leaf  68. 
book  213,  leaf  29. 



nice  Gallison  of  Windham,  Me.,  and  Tyng 
Smith,  then  of  Minot,  Me.,  clothier,  con- 
veyed this  part  of  the  house  and  land 
around  it  to  widow  Mary  Wright  of  Salem 
April  14,  1817.* 

Mrs.  Ingersoll  died  Aug.  5,  1768,  pos- 
sessed of  the  southerly  half  of  the  house 
and  land  about  it,  having  in  her  will  devised 
her  estate  to  her  sons  John  and  Samuel 
Ingersoll.  John  Ingersoll  apparently  died 
young  soon  after  his  mother,  and  Samuel 
Ingersoll,  who  was  a  mariner,  and  lived  in 
Salem,  covneyed  this  end  of  the  house  and 
land  around  it  to  Edmund  Kimball  of  Sa- 
lem, mariner,  Aug.  31,  i782.t  Mr.  Kim- 
ball was  drowned  in  the  West  Indies 
March  28, 1789,  atthe  age  of  thirty-seven. 
His  son  Edmund  Kimball  of  Boston,  mar- 
iner, conveyed  his  interest  in  this  part  of 
the  house  and  land  to  his  mother,  Eunice 
Heaney  of  Boston  (she  having  remar- 
ried after  the  death  of  Mr.  Kimball), 
widow,  Feb.  14,  1793.+  His  son  Oliver 
Kimball  of  Boston,  mariner,  conveyed  his 
interest  to  his  mother  Jan.  17,  i8o3.§  Jo- 
seph Olain  of  Boston,  mariner,  and  his 
wife  Abigail,  daughter  of  the  deceased 
Edmund  Kimball,  conveyed  her  interest 
in  the  estate  to  her  mother  Jan.  22,  i8o3.§ 
Mrs.  Heaney  conveyed  this  half  of  the 
house  and  land  around  it  to  John  Peirce, 
jr.,  of  Salem,  blacksmith.  May  10,  1803.II 
Mr.  Peirce  conveyed  the  same  estate  to 
Mrs.  Wright,  who  subsequently  owned  the 
northerly  end  of  the  house  and  land,  May 
20,  1805.1  Mrs.  Wright  died  in  1819, 
having  devised  her  real  estate  to  her  sis- 
ter Sarah,  wife  of  John  Barr  of  Salem,  mer- 
chant, and  Betsey  Allen  of  Salem,  single- 
woman.  The  house  was  probably  removed 
by  these  devisees  immediately. 

Mary  Webb  Lot.  This  was  a  part  of 
the  lot  of  John  Becket  very  early.  A 
house  stood  on  this  lot  in  which  the  widow 
Hollingworth  lived   in   1661,    1668  and 

•Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  214,  leaf  19. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  137,  leaf  no. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  171,  leaf  202. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  171,  leaf  2or. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  172,  leaf  167. 
TEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  176,  leaf  no. 

1 67 1.  Mr.  Becket  conveyed  the  lot  to 
his  daughter  Mary  Becket  in  1675.  She 
married  Daniel  Webb  of  Salem,  mariner, 
in  1675,  and  owned  the  lot  in  1700,  when 
the  house  was  gone. 

Daniel  Webb  House.  That  part  of  this 
lot  lying  between  the  dashes,  of  eighteen 
feet  in  width,  belonged  lo  Richard  Lam- 
bert in  1655,  and  to  Job  Hilliard  in  1667. 
Mr.  Hilliard,  for  twelve  pounds  (seven 
pounds  for  the  land  and  five  for  the  barn), 
conveyed  the  land  and  barn  thereon  to 
Thomas  Maule  of  Salem,  tailor,  Aug.  7, 
1669.*  That  part  of  the  lot  west  of  the 
western  dashes  also  belonged  to  Mr.  Hil- 
liard, and  he  died  possessed  of  it  in  1670. 
Mary  Hilliard,  his  widow  and  administra- 
trix, conveyed  this  strip  of  five  feet  in 
width  to  Mr.  Maule  Oct.  20, 1670.!  On 
these  two  lots,  together  measuring  71x23 
feet,  Mr.  Maule  built  a  dwelling  house, 
and  conveyed  the  house  and  land  to  Sam- 
uel Pickworth  of  Salem,  carpenter,  being 
"all  y*his  dwelling  house  newly  built,'* 
Aug.  14,  1671.1 

That  part  of  the  lot  lying  east  of  the 
eastern  dashes  was  six  or  seven  feet  in 
width,  and  was  conveyed  by  Mr.  Becket, 
who  had  owned  it  as  a  part  of  his  large 
lot  for  many  years,  to  Mr.  Maule  March 
3,  1672 ;§  and  Mr.  Maule  conveyed  it  to 
Mr.  Pickworth  probably  soon  after. 

Mr.  Pickworth,  for  forty-five  pounds 
sterling,  conveyed  the  house  and  land 
around  it  to  John  Turner  of  Salem,  mari- 
ner, Aug.  30,  1673.11  Mr.  Turner  died 
in  1680,  and  Elizabeth  Turner,  his  widow 
and  administratrix,  for  fifty  pounds,  con- 
veyed the  house  and  lot  to  Daniel  Webb 
of  Salem,  mariner,  Jan.  i,  1682-3.^  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Webb  died  before  1722;  and 
the  estate  descended  to  their  children, 
John,  Perez,  Mary,  Daniel,  Elizabeth  and 
Margaret  Webb.  Perez  Webb  was  of  Sa- 
lem, ship  carpenter  and  seaman,  and  for 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  71. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  3,  leaf  124. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  22. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  99. 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  23. 
ITEsscx  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  6,  leaf  73. 

SALEM    IN    1700.       NO.    2  2. 


ten  shillings,  conveyed  his  interest  in  the 
estate  to  his  brother  Daniel  Webb  of  Sa- 
lem, mariner,  April  7,  1722.*  Probably 
the  daughters  released  their  interest  in  this 
estate  to  their  brother  Daniel  at  about  the 
same  time.  This  estate  continued  in  the 
Webb  name,  and  the  house  probably  stood 
until  Carlton  street  was  laid  out. 

John  and  Mary  Marsion  Lot.  This 
was  a  part  of  the  land  of  John  Becket  of 
Salem,  shipwright.  For  fifteen  pounds, 
he  conveyed  this  lot  to  John  Robinson  of 
Salem,  tailor,  July  2,  1675.!  Mr.  Robin- 
son, for  seventeen  pounds,  conveyed  it  to 
Habakuck  Turner  of  Salem,  mariner,  Aug. 
17,  1681. 1  Mr.  Turner  died  in  1685, 
possessed  of  this  lot,  which  was  then  ap- 
praised at  the  price  he  paid  for  it.  His 
widow  Mary  married,  secondly,  Dea.  John 
Marston  of  Salem,  house  carpenter,  and 
to  them  Mr.  Turnei's  son  Robert  Tur- 
ner of  Salem  conveyed  his  interest  in  the 
premises  Aug.  4,  i693.§  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Marston,  for  twenty-five  pounds,  conveyed 
the  lot  to  Benjamin  Phippen  of  Salem, 
fisherman,  Jan.  22,  1717.II 

Samuel  Phippen  Lot.  This  was  apart  of 
the  John  Becket  land,  and  he  conveyed 
this  lot,  for  twenty-five  pounds  and  five 
shillings,  to  Samuel  Phippen  of  Salem,block 
maker,  Sept.  15,  1675,!  and  Mr.  Phip- 
pen died  in  the  winter  of  171 7-8,  pos- 
sessed of  this  lot.  The  lot  was  ap- 
praised in  1 7 18  at  thirty-five  pounds 
and  in  1733  at  fifty  pounds. 

John  Becket  Lot.  This  lot  was  a  part 
of  the  land  of  John  Becket ;  and  he  died 
in  1683,  possessed  of  it.  In  his  will  he 
devised  this  lot  to  his  son  John  Becket  of 
Salem,  shipwright,  who,  for  fifty  pounds, 
conveyed  it  to  John  Starnes  of  Salem, 
tailor,  Aug.  2,   1716.I 

Sarah  Bartoll  Lot.  This  was  a  part  of 
the  John  Becket  lot,  of  which  he  died  pos- 
sessed  in  1683.     In  his  will  he  devised 

♦Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  84,  leaf  20. 
tEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  4,  leaf  136. 
JEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  33,  leaf  73. 
§Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  10,  leaf  169, 
II  Essex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  33,  leaf  74. 
IFEssex  Registry  of  Deeds,  book  30,  leaf  122. 

this  lot  to  his  daughter  Sarah,  wife  of 
Robert  Bartoll  of  Marblehead.  She  owned 
it  until  after  1700. 

Mary  Webb  Lot.  This  was  a  part  of 
the  lot  of  John  Becket  who  died  in  1683, 
having  devised  this  portion  to  his  daugh- 
ter Mary,  wife  of  Daniel  Webb  of  Salem. 
She  owned  it  in  1700. 

Estate  of  Job  Hilliatd  House.  This  lot 
was  probably  a  part  of  the  land  of  Rich- 
ard Lambert  in  1655.  In  1667,  it  be- 
longed to  Job  Hilliard  of  Salem,  mariner. 
He  lived  in  Salem  as  early  as  1653,  and 
died  in  March,  1669-70,  without  a  will. 
There  was  then  a  house  upon  the  land, 
and  the  estate  was  appraised  at  seventy 
pounds.  The  house  was  almost  worthless 
when  Mr.  Hilliard's  surviving  children, 
Job  Hilliard  of  Charlestown,  mariner,  wid- 
ow Sarah  Connaway  of  Boston,  John 
Hooper  of  Marblehead,  fisherman,  and 
wife  Abigail,  for  twenty-four  pounds,  con- 
veyed the  lot  and  housing  to  Peter  Hen- 
derson, sr.,  of  Salem,  mariner,  May  9, 
1 701.*  Mrs.  Hilliard,  the  widow,  mar- 
ried, secondly,  William  West,  and  prob- 
ably lived  here  until  her  death.  The  house 
disappeared  soon  after  the  purchase  by 
Mr.  Henderson. 

Samuel  and  Eunice  Browne  House. 
This  lot  belonged  to  Joseph  Grafton  of 
Salem,  mariner,  in  1664.  It  was  prin- 
cipally salt  marsh.  A  house  was  built  upon 
it  after  t66i.  Mr.  Grafton,